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Fishing is restricted with travel and accommodation there's a five miles travel restriction on at moment we will update this as we get the info from government.It will be very strict terms and No contact, No boats , Only travelling in own transport around the beat . . With new ownership the fishing will be FLY only going forward and no spinning will be permitted.. Please read latest Fishery report stay safe everyone .
Fully equipped fishing hut full kitchen facility and huge oak dining table full woodburning stove heats hut. All electric appliances ,lighting,heating security .
Full toilet facility as well - all in all a home from home on a cold or wet day .
Tweedswood is ghillied by Kevin Patterson who is happy to help out wherever possible to ensure that your time at Tweedswood will be memorable. Fully AAPGAI/GAIA Certificated instructor 28 years on Tweedswood beat .Full Rod hire service all top of the range rods by arrangement.
Tweedswood is a renowned and picturesque beat on the middle stretches of the River Tweed, which provides 1 mile of double bank fishing upstream of the A68, under the old railway viaduct. Tweedswood is a FLY only fishing beat giving 1 miles of fly fishing double bank.Due to its proximity to the A68 access to the river is very good, Edinburgh is 34 miles to the north, and the market town of Melrose is two miles to the west. There is a good selection of hotels and B&Bs in Melrose and the surrounding area, together with some of the best eating places in the Borders. We have our own accomadation sleeping 4 Speycaster Cottage one mile from the beat available to let get intouch for availability .
The Tweedswood beat provides excellent salmon fishing. The river banks are regularly maintained to ensure ease of access. There is easy safe wading along the length of the Tweedswood stretch..
There are eight named pooles, the first of which is located at Cowies, , long, deep channelled pool running down in to the Willows - a steamier run that is very productive when the water's running off and fish rest in the tail. This stretch can be fished from both banks and has been very productive in all heights. The next pool is the Boiler, which as the name suggests, comes to the 'boil' when there is some extra water. It is deep and has a few good large stone lies in it, all the way down to Braes Corner pool. This area is a long and fast, and runs over a croy. It looks similar to a classic Spey pool where you could fish the fly all day and never tire of it! Middle Braes starts with a long run into a long deep pool before another fast flowing section as the river enters the last pool on the Middle Braes, known as the Tappie. This is a great resting/holding pool with a large croy at the top and another on the far bank at the tail which holds fish in all conditions. Tweedswood is the next pool which can be fished by two anglers - from the bank, wading or from a boat if there is sufficient water - since there is plenty of room.
It is a very productive pool and as good as any to be found on the middle Tweed. The bottom and last pool is the Bridge pool underneath the viaduct - one of the more famous landmarks along the Tweed. The Bridge pool always has something on offer: in low water conditions the croy on the opposite side just keeps things going; in high water anglers fish below the bridge. With its particularly photogenic setting, this stretch of the river has featured in many fishing magazines.
Tweedswood has a five year catch average of 112 salmon, the majority of which are won in the autumn. However, there are good sea trout conditions, together with spring salmon and grilse, earlier in the year. Fishing starts at 9am and finishes around 5pm, giving everyone a good day's fishing. The beat is split into two and each angler fishes one half in the morning and the other in the afternoon, thereby giving you the chance to fish the whole beat in a day. We allow a maximum of six rods, three on the top and three on the bottom, alternating at lunchtime. We have a lovely homely Cottage Speycaster cottage to let 5 minutes from the river firstname.lastname@example.org for details and bookings .
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20th with good water all along tweedside the harvest starting to come in it’s that magical time of the year on the tweed. We have had it a bit tough over last few weeks with the spinning stopping and fly only there’s no doubt about it a salmon on the fly is truly a lot harder to achieve against the spinner . One casting with the fly rod takes a lot of skill and effort and quite hard work on a whole day out but must burn calories. Two getting the fly down or up in the water right fly right wading line it’s very tricky indeed I’ve become completely obsessed with fly in water levels tip of tip on fly if bigger smaller . It’s hard to gauge but worth it all . Three But the takes also much harder to control what to do if the reel a loop or two loops lift or leave it’s a maze of things . Four once hooked playing the salmon I can honestly say we have lost more than caught this season and most at the last gasp but no touch on the fish to remove hook no counting it’s a blaze of frustration but people enjoy it so if you think you want to try it fish pal book and lets see what you can do . I miss spinning I enjoyed it but forgot what it was like to fish in a more interesting and challenging way also good luck to all the people that catch no matter the method cheers Kevin
2nd August well very lively week at the river few salmon coming our way but again very large crowds of people from all over calling in at the viaduct bridge and ascending on the Tweedswood area its become a very significant problem over last few years and its getting worse we are looking into ideas to stem the crowds as fishing has become impossible to manage in august July if its good weather people enjoy coming out but its just the nos . Please bear in mind that if booking in AUGUST that your day has a good chance of being lively to say the least picnickers and swimming are mainly on warm weather days but its like people have just got it as the norm to call by and most are very easy to chat to but quite a few are just wanting to be left alone and swim and barbecue . wild camping is also a very active activity also on the area from melrose down even had peopole camping in middle of road at cowies last week unreal and just got a big lot of and away this afternoon been with us since Friday great bunch of folk you meet but just dont realise the hassle it brings when trying to fish so just a warning for coming four weeks if thinking about tweedswood and its good warm weather . I just dont want people to pitch up and say i didn't know like the poor guy that fish pal sent last friday 27 degrees and booked on the Thursday after being told try tweedswood its soon colder air and light going in the night again and things get back to normal we are having a serious look at it and have to look at ways to manage the area going forward .
We will adhere to the Scottish government plan going forward keeping everyone safe but will up date regularly . Our local hotels Townhouse and Burts are are opening on the 16th july . So good news slowly spreading .
Few salmon made The move upstream but we are still away away from getting any no’s in pools . We . We are fly only at tweedswood so it makes every fish tough to get but it’s quite satisfying when bc we get one . It’s total credit to new owner that he wants fly only and we have had some good feed back from it. Let’s face it if you get one on the fly you seem to remember it A lot longer as it’s just some thing totally different . The beats got a lot of new ideas coming through and we are trying to upgrade all things that need going with croys through to anything that’s broken or needs repaired which is good in this hard time says a lot but looks very positive for tweedswood going forward . You can follow tweedswood on instagrams at simply Tweedswood and daily things will appear but might not always be a salmon getting realised cheers .