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Under the control of the Pringles of Torwoodlee since 1489, this is a very attractive and relatively easily accessed stretch of the river.
Historically, Nest has caught most of its fish in the autumn from September on, but both salmon and sea trout seem to be arriving in Upper Tweed earlier in the year. 2020 continued the trend with fish being caught in July and August as well so it's well worth a cast if the water is right.
One and a half miles of left bank fishing and 7 main pools offer the angler some good fishing.
13-15 foot, 9-11 weight rods are most suited for the beat.
The Head Ghillie is Colin Bruce.
The beat consists of nearly two and a half kilometres of the left bank with five named pools: Rampy, Boat Pool, House Pool, Policeman and The Gullets. There is a modest but comfortable hut and there are now four main access routes to the river which involve parking on the main road and walking no more than 200 yards.
We can fish five rods easily even in low water.
We are a fly fishing beat and allow spinning only when the level is above 2' 6" on the Peebles gauge.
Otters and kingfishers can be seen amongst all the other wildlife to be expected in this wonderfully scenic part of the Scottish Borders.
Please note that the Estate reserves the right to fish an occasional house rod but will do so only when conditions are suitable.
For further information on the Pringle Family history, please go to Torwoodlee.com
For a comprehensive list of places to stay whilst in the Borders visit our Where To Stay
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|Overall (based on 13 reviews)||85%||★★★★★|
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28/09, Colin Halliday had a red letter day: following a hard frost with the gauge at 3" he landed 6 fish to 14lbs and lost another 5 all on a conehead orange shrimp from the Gullets. Following a 6" rise on 1/10 Jim Lapinski had 2 really fresh fish, the best 12lb on a black and yellow tube. With the river at 1'6" on 9/10 Chris Joyce had 4 fish to 14lb from the Policemans and Gullets on a size 10 cascade and Geoff Hignett had a very fresh 6lb fish from the Boat Pool on a Dee Monkey and managed another on 10/10, Robbie Smith caught his first ever fish, a 12lb hen fish from the Gullets, safely returned under expert tuition from his father Ray. On 15/10 Gary Kennedy from the Annan had a 20lb fish and an 8lbr from Rampy on a Junction Shrimp with the river at 1'9" and in beautiful condition, Nigel Bliss had a 17lb fish from the House Pool on a black and yellow tube.
It's also been good to regularly see the family of otters on the beat and our two pairs of kingfishers have been busy raising their broods.
16/10 B Goold had his first ever fish, an 8lb hen, from the Boat Pool, Robert Bisland also had an 8lb fish from the Boat Pool and a fresh small grilse from Rampy on the 17th. Jaun Santamaria had an excellent morning in the Policemans with 4 fish to 16lbs on a red francis. 22/10 Hugo Straker had a nice 18lb fish from Rampy. 30/10 Nick Munro Ferguson had a 6lb fresh fish with his last cast with the river rising fast.
The following week we had several floods resulting in very little fishing being possible. it was pleasing to see that when the river dropped and cleared that there were a lot of fish spawning throughout the beat and the decision was taken to close to avoid disturbing them on their redds.
Despite 2020 being an extremely difficult and challenging time for us all our catch returns continue to increase year on year, I would like to thank everyone for their support and look forward to seeing everyone again next year.