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Middle Ettrick

Fishery

The river is patrolled and booking confirmation / beat cards should be carried and produced when requested. Guidance and advice both in advance and on the day can be provided free of charge, however please make contact with the Estate Office well in advance to ensure availability of staff if guidance / advice is required on the day.

The Tweed tributaries of the Rivers Ettrick and Yarrow which run through the Duke of Buccleuch's delightful Bowhill Estate, converge only 1.5 miles upstream of the characterful Selkirk.

The Ettrick water nestles and winds its way some 12 miles from the March pool passing through high hill ground used for stock rearing to the lower beats of the enchanting Ettrick Valley of mixed agricultural farmland and rolling scenery, where it meets the River Yarrow to form the confluence known as the Meetings Pool on the Estate's eastern boundary.

Our 5 different Beats hold a maximum of 4 rods with the exception of the smaller Beat 3 which can only accommodate 3 rods

The water is easily covered from the banks in summer but wading may be adventurous in the Autumn.

The whole river presents an excellent opportunity for fly fishermen.

Beat 1 WINDY BROW

Crosslee March to Deloraine Bridge

A long beat benefitting from double banked fishing. Wilderness fishing where catches increase with higher water levels as the season progresses. See Links page for Beat Map 

BEAT 2 LADYLODGE

Deloraine Bridge to Hyndhope Bridge

The most productive beat of all, Ladylodge

is classed as one of the best beats along the river. It’s easily accessible and has good holding pools, providing idyllic fly water. See Links page for Beat Map 

BEAT 3 NEWHOUSE 

Hyndhope Bridge to Ettrickbridge

Fishing permitted along a single sided bank. Wide pools which rely on high water which is usually found towards the end of the season. See Links page for Beat Map 

BEAT 4 BROCKHILL 

Howfordmill to Shielshaugh Footbridge

A beat benefiting from double banked fishing. Although challenging to fish due to its fragmented pools, each pool is very good with high potential. See Links page for Beat Map 

BEAT 5 POLICIES 

Shielshaugh Footbridge to Meetings

A beat benefitting from double banked fishing and short walking distances. Split into two halves from the Carterhaugh Bridge, access with vehicles is available along most of the bank. See Links page for Beat Map

Successful patterns on both Rivers are Stouts Tail, Silver Stouts Tail and the Ally Shrimp in sizes 8 - 12. In high coloured water conditions try a 1.5" - 2.5" orange, yellow or gold bodied fly.

 For a comprehensive list of places to stay whilst in the Borders visit our Where To Stay

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Banks
12m DB
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19
Ghillies
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Fish

Sea trout

Atlantic salmon

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Catches

Atlantic salmon
Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)

'17 '18 '19 '20 '21 Avg '22
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 1 0 0 0.2 0
Jul 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 0
Aug 6 2 2 0 0 2 0
Sep 3 4 1 3 0 2.2 0
Oct 19 13 42 21 26 24.2 0
Nov 4 2 0 3 2 2.2 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 33 21 46 27 28 31 0

Sea trout
Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)

'17 '18 '19 '20 '21 Avg '22
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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0 0 1 0.2 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0.2 0

Trout
Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)

'17 '18 '19 '20 '21 Avg '22
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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 3 0 0 0 0 0.6 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0.6 0

River Level

Since the 11th of November, SEPA's hydrology information systems have been impacted as an external supplier experienced an IT security issue. Most of their water level data is available, however there are some sites where we are unable to publish data.
Station name River height Status Last Updated
Ettrick at Brockhoperig 0 ft 8 in Falling 19th Jan 22 - 12:15 PM
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