(Last Updated: Wednesday 03 November)
River Tweed River Report 3rd November 2021
Martin isn't well, so this week's report has been prepared by Mark. All the best for a speedy recovery Martin from all of us in the FishTweed office.
As we turn the clock into November and the final month of the season, there are a number of beats who have already decided that they are closing down for the season. That said, with the recent big floods many are still waiting to see if the dropping river will mean some late season activity and some sport before we do finally say goodbye to what has been a tough season overall.
The long hot dry days of summer were completely forgotten about as the skies opened and the Tweed went into flood - at times you wondered if it would ever stop as photos up and down the river showed just how high the river had risen, with many a hut flooded and many a gauge not even showing as the rising river took hold.
There are many anglers still looking to have those all important final days on the river and we have been busy with a flurry of late bookings from those anticipating that as the river drops, there could well be some good sport to be had up and down the river.
Yesterday Tweed Salmon Fishing sent out to those beats we represent, the annual “renewal” offer of fishing to those of you who fished for 3 days or more this season, asking if you would like the equivalent dates where available for next season. You should have by now received an email from TSF offering you this fishing and please do let respond so it is known if you are taking up your fishing or not, using the reply buttons on the email.
It is especially busy right now with anglers looking to organise their fishing for next season and we are encouraging all beats to try and get next years availability onto the FishTweed site just as soon as they possibly can.
Last week there were 34 salmon reported on FishTweed from Tillmouth right up to Peebles and 5 from the tributaries, with 7 Sea trout. Largest of the week was a 25lb fish from Fairnilee. The flood meant most lost fishing from Wednesday nights start of the rain, with the deluge lasting until Friday when the river started to come down, but was still too high for most.
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Tight lines for those still out fishing!!
If you catch a tagged fish then please take a note of the tag number, this can be made easier by taking a photo of the tag. To report a tagged fish please contact the Tweed Foundation on 01896 848 277 or the Head Fishery Officer on 07884 230 045.