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Fishing regulations

It is very important that good practice is observed by all who fish on the River so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy their sport. The RTC, Proprietors and Angling Clubs on Tweed are keen that this is achieved by voluntary agreement as much as possible. Some regulations are bound by law and others have been agreed upon by common consent, and together they form the Codes. Please select the links below to read these rules, and please abide by them.

In recent years there has been occasional bad angling practice in some places which has resulted in fish being foul hooked; this is illegal. 

Total Catch-and-Release in the Spring applies to the whole of the Tweed River system for the 2021 to 2025 seasons inclusive. The Spring season is defined as 1st February to 30th June inclusive.


It is now illegal to take any Salmon or Sea-trout - dead or alive - from 1st February to 31st March each year.


These Rules apply to all Salmon and Grilse (not Sea-trout) for the period 1st April to 30th June each year on the whole of the Tweed catchment.

  • Anglers must return to the water ALL Salmon and Grilse caught up to the end of June, unharmed.
  • Every effort must be taken by the angler and boatman to allow fish to recover after being caught.


  • Salmon caught after 30th June should be returned if they are not fresh (i.e. not silver) and therefore likely to be Spring stock.

The salmon season starts on 1st February and ends on 30th November, and is fly only before February 15th and after September 14th.

Beat conditions

Individual owners will also have their own individual conditions, such as the hours that fishing is allowed on that beat, what ghillies are provided (if any) and what fishing methods you can use.

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You will be given another opportunity to read all these conditions before doing any online booking, where you have to indicate your agreement to them. They will also be included in the joining instructions you are given when your booking has been completed.

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