The beat extends to 2.5 miles on the south bank and 2 miles on the north bank affording space and tranquility to the angler. The beat's 14 named pools offer a wide variety of fishing in splendid scenery from boat and bank. At the top of the bank is the Corseheugh, which enjoys one of the finest views in the borders up to the Eildon Hills. In the middle of the beat is the Rutherford Dub, a classic and highly productive autumn boating pool. This leads into the narrow streamy neck of the Slap stream, a strong all year round performer frequently catching over 50 salmon in a season. The final half mile of the beat sees the river entering a spectacular and secluded gorge characterised by rocky ledges and deep holes. The length and variety of the beat ensures that there is good fishing in all water conditions.
From the start of the season to early September the beat is fished by 4 rods placed at the discretion of the boatman. From late September the beat is split into 3 beats and fished by up to 6 rods in September, October and November. These rotate at lunch-time though allocation of rods to pools remains at the discretion of the Boatman, depending on the amount of water - every effort being made to give the most interesting fishing.
Fishing tends to be let in the form of weekly or part weekly lets or tenancies whereby tenants fish every other week through the season.