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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 26 years on Tweedswood beat .Full Rod hire service all top of the range rods
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 email@example.com for details and bookings .
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1st June with new owners taking over and the fishing slowly getting going its good to at least have a cast in the pools water hight is low and we seem to be back chasing a few older river fish around the pools . Trout are very evident again and are giving some good fun at least and Lewis had a huge grayling so give a bit extra water and we might get going in coming weeks .
The new owners are very keen fly anglers and have decided on FLY only fishing at Tweedswood this will give a mile of dedicated fly fishing water to any one that keen on getting going with the fly rod . We are keen to get the casting tuition going as well iam ok with one to one tuition over the coming weeks and have got the situation sorted so if any ones wanting tuition we can sort that out as usual just email or contact my mobile on 07971828086 plus we are know on Instagram tweedswood is our name on Instagram give us a look and feel free to follow will post every day something through out the season cheers look forward to seeing you soon Kevin booking direct through fish pal any thing tweedswood enquires just shout out cheers Kevin .
22nd April we’ll as we go into late April and May on the horizon it’s a very important time ushally on the river . The river drops away and the line choice will change plus the rod size and fly size . It’s that great time of early summer fishing the spring run will be well into most rivers know and settled in for the summer season and topped up regular by new salmon .ive always wondered about that early spring fishing ie feb March as it’s still winter but of a con I’ve always thought and best thing for me is good bye March hello spring proper . It’s a fantastic time in the river after we’ve been thrashing around with the heavy gear and fly’s . The coming months we will just have to except that the rules are the rules and it’s good no one seems to be breaking them as it’s only fair Horus all to return when we get the go ahead and I for one can’t wait . Trout are rising again in the pools and keep me company at around two o’clock it’s always a great sign that temps are on the rise and the salmon if in the pools will be getting active as well it’s like they go together the sunray and floating line would be boss at the moment wee switch rod and shoot head Long 12 lb leader and a strip across its electric waiting and just such a high light . I tied up some new Sun rays for the off and let’s hope it’s going to be soon stay safe and all you guys that are calling can look forward to once I hear anything I will let you all know cheers stay safe Kevin
13th april with three weeks under our belts today its hard to say where things are going to go in coming weeks with anglers and fishing . People keep saying that its all a bit much that you cant fish on your own and theirs miles of river bank but aim afraid thats how it is till we get a review on whats to happen to get us back out safe onto the river .
At Tweedswood ive been working alone tiding up after the winter floods its been a big job where it all comes from is beyond me and if idont see another plastic bottle i will not be unhappy so many plus all sorts of stuff even a ride along spaniel . Therese been logs for a long time wood every where and round bales trapped all burnt and made tidy for the anglers return .theirs steps to repair benches just totally gone with out a sign the behind the scenes of a salmon beat never stop theirs always so much to do repair . Wild life seems to be on the up and its great to see this warm spells brought flowers out on the banks wild garlic leaves and all the daffodils at the lodge look great if only you could put pictures on here . 🤣
One team of guys we certainty could not do with out is our water bailiffs team they are the eyes of the river and are doing a great job out there watching over the river from mouth to head water . I was working last Thursday phone went "kev is that your truck parked in the far side stubble field " yeah Kenny graham out on his patrol the river needs these guys and the salmon even more .
The Tweed and other Scottish rivers will iam sure be busy again soon and travelling fishing trips might be hardest hit with getting it all sorted out via flights and what ever restraints are put on not good on that front for maybe even longer well if i get any info i will keep you updated stay safe and hope all the fishing kits cleaned sorted and ready to go cheers Kevin .
Well very tricky situation developing all around us and looks like a while till we get fishing and not easy even the trout angler are know not getting out on to the river which is closed to all things angling . Its tough going when your hobby sport or way of life is removed just like that and its also can make you feel you might as well just forget it but hey no theirs so much you can do to get things going in your fishing thoughts and spare time dont sit looking at the telly when theirs loads to do ..
There you go theirs plenty online places still sending out gear ,flys ie ie and here at loop you can still visit our on line store at www.ffcentre.com and heres a voucher code tw10 if you fancy any thing take care you all and it wont belong till we get going plenty to do on all that gear best Kevin .Any thing i can help with any questions on all things fishing get intouch i will answer for sure firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheers Kevin .