The Boathouse and Canny conditions

FishPal conditions

Bookings made through FishPal's help desk or on line booking system are subject to FishPal's standard conditions. If you haven't already read these, you can see them here

Fishery conditions

The fishing
The Boathouse Fishings comprise Gliddeyhaugh and Canny beats. Gliddeyhaugh begins at the burn approximately 400 yards above the boat mooring and finishes at the boat mooring. Canny begins at the boat mooring and finishes approximately 60 yards below the Ladykirk shiel (marked by a white post on the Scottish bank).

The maximum number of rods allowed to fish at any one time is two on Canny and one on Gliddeyhaugh from Monday to Friday and two rods on Canny on Saturdays. The Gliddeyhaugh rod is not available on Saturdays.

Fishing is from the right (English) bank only. When fishing from Canny Island, anglers must keep their back to the left bank and fish towards the English bank.

When fishing from the boat anglers must always cast towards the Scottish bank.

During high water, access to Canny Island is only possible by boat. Wading to the island at other times can be difficult and it is stressed that a buoyancy aid must be worn. Chest waders are recommended.

Steve the Ghillie will be in full attendance on the beat from 3th August to 31st October, 2015. He is available at other times with sufficient notice at a charge of £70.00 per day. The rod price includes a ghillie and boat shared between the maximum of 3 rods.

The ghillie, Mr Steve Herdman, can be contacted on 01890 840593 or 07833 019266. Anglers who have booked a ghillie should telephone Steve a couple of days before fishing in order for him to confirm arrival time, meeting place and the correct equipment to bring.

The ghillie's decision is final in all matters including safety aspects which relate to this fishery. In very high winds it is often not safe to use the boat and it is the ghillie's decision on such occasions.

It is customary to tip your ghillie at the end of your fishing.

Fishing hours
Fishing hours are usually from 9am until 5pm with the ghillie having an hour for lunch (usually 1pm to 2pm). Other hours may be possible with agreement from the ghillie.

Anglers may continue to fish after 5pm without the presence of the ghillie at his discretion.

A buoyancy aid must be worn at all times when fishing and spare buoyancy aids for guest's use can be found in the garage. Guests must ensure that they are suitably and adequately equipped and the owners can take no responsibility in this respect. By agreeing to these conditions, guests agree to undertake fishing entirely at their own risk.

Anglers should have their own public liability insurance. No liability will be accepted by the owner.

'Hut'and WC
A garage adjoining the house serves as a hut and has seating plus facilities to make a hot drink. An outside WC is also available for angler's use.

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Tweed conditions

1. To help prevent an outbreak of Gyrodactylus salaris which has had catastrophic effects on some foreign rivers, all rods fishing must complete a Gyrodactylus declaration on arrival at the fishery. This states that either you have not used your fishing tackle abroad in the last three months, or you have done so and had it properly sterilised, or you have done so and NOT had it sterilised. In the latter case, you must agree to sterilisation taking place before you start fishing, and accept that there may be some delay in getting this organised. A copy of the declaration form can be seen at: this page

2. The season is from 1st February to 30th November and there is no fishing on Sundays.

3. On or before 14th February and on or after 15th September it is fly only. At other times you are asked to have a good try with a fly first, and only resort to a spinner if you really have to in the very last part of your visit.

4. No prawns, worms, shrimps or gaffs can be used at any time.

It is now illegal to take any Salmon or Sea-trout, dead
or alive, from 1st February to 31st March each year.
These Rules apply to all Salmon and Grilse (not Seatrout)
for the period 1st April to 30th June each year on
the whole of the Tweed catchment.
• Anglers must return to the water ALL Salmon and
Grilse caught up to the end of June, unharmed.
• Every effort must be taken by the angler and
boatman to allow fish to recover after being caught.
• Salmon caught after 30th June should be returned
if they are not fresh (i.e. not silver) and therefore
likely to be Spring stock.
Every effort must be taken by the angler and boatman to allow fish to recover after being caught; only those fish that have actually died in the course of resuscitation may be removed from the water. No one is allowed to dispatch a fish, e.g. by use of a priest. On no account may any fish be killed.

Fish that have died will be the property of the Fishery Proprietors to dispose of as is seen appropriate however, fish that have died should be used to further the scientific knowledge of our Spring stock. The beat MUST therefore:

* Keep a record that a fish has not been able to be revived, and

* Provide The Tweed Foundation with the length, weight, scales, and any tissue samples they require from the dead fish.

6. HOOK TYPE: The use of barbless hooks is encouraged, especially for Spring fishing. Flatten or remove barbs to make hook removal easier and to cause less damage and stress to the fish.

7. Anglers are expected to comply with the Code of Good Angling Practice produced by the RTC which can be seen at: this page

There is a weight/length chart available on the RTC website at: this page

Anglers returning Salmon before 30th June may order a 'Spring Salmon' shirt (restricted to two per person per season) from The Tweed Foundation by making a donation - see details under 'Claims' section of the Spring leaflet which can be seen at: href="http:/ target="new">this page