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Middle Ettrick

Fishery

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 Burgh of 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.

The fishery have 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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 the Where To Stay section on FishTweed.

Banks
12m DB
Max rods/permits
4
Ghillies
1
5 year average
31

Availability

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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 4 in Steady 27th Jun 22 - 8:15 PM

Reviews

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Based on 17 reviews
Description
4.2
Banks
3.2
Hut
4.0
Ghillie customer service
4.6
Ghillie knowledge / advice
4.6
Value for money
4.2
★★★★★
11
★★★★
5
★★★
0
★★
1
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Facilities & information

Facilities

Fly only

Bank fishing

Fish

Atlantic salmon

Sea trout

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