Sunderland Hall is unique in having fishing on both the Tweed and the River Ettrick down to their junction. There is over a mile of fishing on the South Bank of Tweed down into the famous Meetings Pool and there is also nearly half a mile on Ettrick (half of it double bank) also down into the Meetings pool.
The two stretches are run as one beat. Having fishing on both rivers is often an advantage in times of heavy rainfall, when, due to their different speeds and catchments, one river may be fishable when the other is too coloured.
This very attractive beat has recently been under-fished due to the repairs to the old Tweed Bridge (now completed) and has considerable potential. As most of the spring and summer fish on Tweed run the Ettrick water, having part of the beat on Ettrick, there is an opportunity to catch a spring or summer fish before the main run up Upper Tweed.
It is run on an informal and friendly basis. Tenants are expected to be friendly and help each other.
Unfortunately at the moment the fishing hut is without it's roof due to Storm Arwen.As soon as the insurance has been sorted out and a contractor found it will be put back on. Frustratingly this is taking longer than hoped. Many apologies in the meantime.
The beat is best fished by wading.
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