(Last updated: Sunday 14th October)
The week ended with the level at Sprouston 3ft 8" and the water temperature is 50.
Looking at the availability for this coming week I would recommend the Upper Hendersyde, Upper North Wark beats should have a chance of some action this week. If you fancy the middle river Rutherford and the Dryburgh beats will be worth a cast.
The forecast this coming week, Monday will see any early patches of fog clear to leave it dry with sunny spells. Winds will again be light and variable. Tuesday will start largely dry, but will see a band of light rain moving in from the west. Overnight, there is an increasing risk for showers. On Wednesday, any scattered showers should clear to then allow for a largely dry and increasingly bright day. Thursday is set to be a fine day, as it should essentially remain dry with long sunny spells and generally light winds.
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Finally we have had a bit of water in the Tweed and with that the tactics will need to change a bit this week with the return of the sinking lines on most beats. Intermediate line with tips and Wet Cel 2 or equivalent should be the order of the day. Tube flies would be my go to at the start of the week and see how conditions change as the week progresses. I would suggest are Junction Shrimp, Red Frances, Temple Shrimp, Red Templedog, Usual Templdog should bring success. The river is now fly only until the end of the season on the 30th November.
As always come prepared and always listen to the advice of your boatman or ghillie. If you're needing to top up your fly box ahead of your trip please check out www.taysalmonfly.co.uk
Kent with his 2018 Feb srpinger from Lower-Floors.