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Horsbrugh

Fishery
4.6 45
4.6 (45)
BACK
1/8
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Fishing the Dirt Pot
Fishing the Dirt Pot
Fishing the Dirt Pot
2/8
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Craig Stream
Craig Stream
Craig Stream
3/8
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Robbie’s stream
Robbie’s stream
Robbie’s stream
4/8
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Redd Yett
Redd Yett
Redd Yett
5/8
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ReddYett
ReddYett
ReddYett
6/8
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Robbies
Robbies
Robbies
7/8
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Nut Wood
Nut Wood
Nut Wood
8/8
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Beat map
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Overview

 Horsbrugh beat is on the North (left) bank at Cardrona, midway between Peebles and Innerleithen. The beat lies directly above Glenormiston. 

Horsbrugh has always been a consistently productive stretch on the upper Tweed, located in a very picturesque area of countryside.

Given the right conditions, anglers have as good a chance as anywhere of connecting with a fish.

The majority of the pools are easily fished, with easy access, as the main road runs parallel to the North bank of the river for most of the beat, with several parking spots available.This is a huge advantage, as anglers can drive and park between the various pools and streams. 

A couple of pools are a little more challenging and not so suitable for the less able or inexperienced angler.

At the very top of the beat is the Castle pool (difficult access, not suitable for beginners) then the ReddYetts (a lovely long streamy pool). Then Park foot (opposite the Swedish chalet house),  Maggies  tail, Castle Haugh Cheek (at the end of the track down from the hotel) Kirkburn pool ( big pool on the corner above the old rail bridge) Upper and Lower Bridge pools. The Rumbler (anglers are not encouraged to fish the top part of the pool due to steep rock armour) Tail of the Rumbler (high bank above the island), Robbie's Pot (below island) Robbie's Stream, the Dirt Pot (big pool on the corner with gabion basket wall behind) upper and lower Craigs Stream. Nutwood (Spey casting essential due to trees behind) the  bottom pool is the Lower Nutwood (next to the big lay-by and only accesssble by car)

Double handed rods of 12 to 14 feet are adequate but in early autumn and lower water even a single handed or switch rod is fine.

There is no full time ghillie but expert advice on tackle, techniques and conditions is readily available from Kenny the beat manager. Private guiding for individuals or groups can be arranged if required, contact Kenny. 

There is no hut but the McDonald Cardrona hotel is right next to the river where food and refreshments are available. 

Anglers staying at the McDonald Cardrona Hotel can literally just walk down to the river in the morning. 

For a comprehensive list of places to stay whilst in the Borders visit the Where To Stay section on FishTweed.


Banks
2.5 Left
Max rods/permits
7
5 year average
38.8

Catches

Atlantic salmon

Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)
'19 '20 '21 '22 '23 Avg '24
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jul 0 2 0 0 0 0.4 0
Aug 0 2 0 0 2 0.8 0
Sep 1 2 0 1 7 2.2 0
Oct 13 31 37 27 28 27.2 0
Nov 1 2 25 4 9 8.2 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 15 39 62 32 46 38.8 1

Sea trout

Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)
'19 '20 '21 '22 '23 Avg '24
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jul 0 3 0 0 4 1.4 0
Aug 1 0 0 0 4 1 0
Sep 1 0 1 4 2 1.6 0
Oct 2 2 11 16 3 6.8 0
Nov 0 0 8 2 1 2.2 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 5 20 22 14 13 0

Reviews

4.6
Based on 45 reviews
Description
4.8
Banks
4.5
Hut
3.7
Ghillie customer service
4.7
Ghillie knowledge / advice
4.7
Value for money
4.6
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Nice beat with realistic chance of fish. The beat owner arrived to introduce himself and a chat, nice genuine guy.

ScottD
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Facilities & information

Facilities

Equipment hire

Tuition available

Beginner friendly

Bank fishing

Easy wading

Dog friendly

Fishery extra ghillie

Extra ghillie

Fish

Sea trout

Atlantic salmon

Grayling

Trout

Recreations

Pub (a short drive)

Arrival information & directions

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