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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. He is on hand to ensure a great day's fishing and can give expert advice on various casting styles, appropriate tackle, river conditions and lies.Fully AAPGAI/GAIA Certificated instructor 26 years on Tweedswood beat .Full Rod hire service all top of the range rods plus Reel and line to suit the days conditions direct .Waders can be hired as well .
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. 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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