The river loops past the Eildon Hills in a beautiful wooded gorge giving fishers complete seclusion from the outside world.
There is an excellent hut with fully equipped kitchen and gas BBQ available for tenants use on the middle beat for all rods. There are four boats, two for fishing and two for ferrying from bank to bank. Access is by car down a private track to a small parking area about 100ft above the rod hut. From there the path is too steep for vehicles and you have to walk the remaining short distance.
From the 1st February to 3rd September 2022 one ghillie is employed and four rods fish each day on a syndicate basis (Please contact the fishery to be placed on the waiting list in case anything arises) From the 5th September 2022, six rods are let on a daily basis with two ghillies provided. During this period, the beat is split into three, with rods fishing in pairs and rotating on an am/pm basis.
The prestigious Bemersyde Award for the best salmon caught and released on the river is held annually at Bemersdye House.
The beat has been featured in
- Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing BBC
- Secret Scotland with Susan Calman Channel 5
- Walking Through History Sir Tony Robinson Amazon Prime
STAYING AT BEMERSYDE HOUSE
Bemersyde House and wing is a private house is situated at the edge of the hamlet of Bemersyde.
Guests can choose between an elegant 18th century bedroom or a traditional laird’s room - complete with original oak beams - dating from the 1500s.
Dining room main table seats 12 with views of the gardens and Eildon hills. Tables can be added for larger parties
Kitchen (seats six) and larder – fully equipped, including Rangemaster gas cooker, electric cooker and Nespresso machine
Adjoining first-floor drawing rooms
Spacious ground-floor study with television and Freeview
Playroom with table tennis, snooker table, games, television and DVD player
Open fires or log burners, Wifi in all public rooms and hall
Bedrooms are on the ground, first and second floors.
Seven double bedrooms, including vaulted double room with four-poster bed and log burner
Five separate bathrooms, two with underfloor heating
Large, airy room ideal for yoga and pilates retreats
The east wing was built by James Zerubabel Haig, friend of Sir Walter Scott during the Scottish Enlightenment and has recently been refurbished.
Two double bedrooms
GARDENS & GROUNDS
Formal, walled and woodland gardens, plus extensive walks and cycling opportunities round the Estate
Tennis and basketball court and equipment, croquet
Two dogs are allowed to stay in the house; additional kennel space can be arranged on the estate separately
Guests can use vegetables and fruit from the walled gardens
Honey available from Bemersyde beehives kept by local beekeeper
There are excellent independent food shops stocking local produce in St Boswells, Melrose and Lauder.
The supermarkets at Galashiels will deliver online orders.
There are excellent pubs and restaurants in St Boswells, Ancrum, Melrose and Lauder.
Free trout-fishing in the evenings
Casting lessons by arrangement
The house can be fully or partially catered by arrangement