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Thank you for visiting our salmon fly blog. In this blog you will find lots of fly pictures, step by step's, and other pictures of fishing related stuff. We have recently launched our official website that can be found at http://taysalmonfly.biz or click on the link on the right hand side of the page.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Fishponds Beat On The River Tay - Tay Salmon Fly



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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Red Ally's Shrimp Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly




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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Salmon Fishing In Scotland - Tay Salmon Fly

View from the Upper North Wark fishing hut on the River Tweed, Scottish Borders.



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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

South Wark Salmon Fishing Beat On The River Tweed - Tay Salmon Fly






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Monday, 17 September 2018

Fly Fishing Holidays For Spring Salmon On The River Tweed Scottish Borders - Tay Salmon Fly












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Sunday, 16 September 2018

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 15th September 2018 - Tay Salmon Fly


River Tweed River Report Week Ending 15th September


The week got underway with a hopeful forecast of some rain due and it came on Tuesday with another small rise which stirred up the muck and made the river very dirty on Wednesday. Peaking at 2ft 3 at Sprouston is wasn’t as big as we would like but any rise at the moment is better than nothing. After the dirty water of Wednesday the catches sprung into life with 87, 63, and 60 reported on Fishtweed for the 3 days following the rise. Overall the weekly catch was the best week of the season so far. A real mixture of colours of fish were landed but it was encouraging to hear of some good sized sea liced fish been caught. On Saturday the river entered the Fly Only party of the season which runs 15th September until 30th November.

Ladykirk and Tillmouth continue to be the best performing beats with 30 and 38 this week, Milne Graden sandwiched between these 2 beats managed 16. Below Kelso catch numbers were better this week with Junction 16, Hendersyde 18, Sprouston 21, Birgham Dub 16 and the Lees 22 having better fishing. Above Kelso the Mertoun beats with 15 and Dryburgh beats with 13 had the best of the fishing. On Thursday Rutherford had a good day landing 9 fish.


On Middle Pavilion 3 salmon were landed for the week with success been had by Mr Borras from and Elm Wheil and Mr Tim Briggs from the Boat Sheil. On the Junction Mr Charlie Palmer and Mr Jeremy Culham had fish from the Old Bridge ably assisted by boatman Pud Murray. Fishing the Norham Castle Syndicate water Mr George Baines had a good day landing 3 fish to 15lbs. Mr Steven Hogg, Mr Philip Black, Mr Andy Britton and My James England all had success on the fly with some nice fish landed. Well done guys. Mr Ian Hayward landed a cracking 21lb fish from Milne Graden on a size 12 Munro fished on the dropper.




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85 were reported caught above Kelso, 126 fish were reported between Kelso and Coldstream and 108 reported below Coldstream.



On the River Till, 3 Salmon and 2 Sea Trout were reported on the Redscar and Upper Tindal beat.


353 Salmon and 39 Sea Trout, with the best fish for the week was 21lb Salmon caught on the Milne Graden Beat.




Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch reports “The rods had sport every day this week which is a bonus considering we had a dirty wee lift on Tuesday leaving a fair bit of colour for the rest of the week. Only having to resort to the spinner for a token gesture on Wed pm. Plenty action for the next few days though with both rods having plenty of pulls. Thankfully some were landed. We ended the week with 18


Lower Birgham Head Boatman Mr Tom Davis reports “Nice to see a few more fish this last week than the last few weeks. A bit disappointing that very few fresh ones seem to be coming up. But any fish is better than no fish!!


On Upper North Wark, Finally a small mucky rise that brought the level up on Tuesday evening and we had 11 inch on the gauge on Wednesday morning and rather mucky. We saw a few fish up in the Snipe and a couple in the Dub. Water level was back to 1” by Friday.


Lees Head Boatman Mr Malcolm Campbell reports “A slightly better week with the wee rise moving some fish up to us. We had some fresh ones among them the best being an 18lber caught by Paul Collinson. Looks like a lot more rain next week along with some very strong winds so we'll find out what's to come.

Ladykirk Head Ghillie Mr Matthi Viethen reports “Another good week for us with a combined catch of 29 (30 reported this week. 1 was from last week), considering we lost Wednesday due to mega dirty water. 
Ladykirk finished with 2 Salmon, up to 11lb, and 2 Grilse and Ladykirk Lower finished with 21 Salmon, up to 19.5lb, and 5 Grilse. 
Great day for Ladykirk Lower Gillies on Saturday, catching 4 Salmon and 1 Grilse of the 7 reported, including best for 2018, a liced cracker of just under 19.5 lb. Well done again Dave.
Let’s hope there’s a few more of these big fish to arrive



Horncliffe Head Ghillie Mr Tony Averill reports “Better week this week lost two days due to high water and too much colour, ended with 12 for the week that puts us on 95 for the season.. Don't know if we'll hit the 100 this week as there's a flood on the way. There's a nice bottle up for grabs for the person who gets the 100th fish, so get booking


Dave Cowan secretary of Berwick and District Angling Association beat on the Whiteadder reports “Still not enough water in the Whiteadder to see any great run of fish into the tributary. Rain forecast for Saturday night through to Sunday could increase the prospects for the start of the week.



The week ended with the level at Sprouston 7” and the water temperature is 56.


Looking at the availability for this coming week I would recommend the Tillmouth, Ladykirk, and Horncliffe beats should have a chance of some action this week. If you fancy the middle river Rutherford will be worth a cast. Big of rain forecast so always worth keep an eye on the levels for Upper North Wark.


The forecast this coming week, Tuesday will be windy with a scattering of showers, these could be heavy and thundery. Heavy, showery rain may spread east overnight with a risk of thunderstorms mixed-in. Wednesday may become very windy with gales and it will continue unsettled with heavy showers or longer spells of rain. Feeling much cooler. Staying breezy on Thursday with further widespread showers.

As always I would like to thank all those who provide me with the information to make this report, it is very much appreciated. If you have any information or photo’s you would like included please get in touch with Martin on 07825334427 or info@taysalmonfly.co.uk


With water levels up and down like a yoyo recently but still no real flood and the temperature is back into the 50s. Floating lines with poly leaders on the end should cover most fishing conditions at the moment, maybe pack an intermediate line just incase its required. Dressed flies around a size 8 to 10 should be the order of the day, in the deeper pools it might be worth a try with little 1/2” or 3/4” copper tubes. I would suggest are Copper Cascade, Black Frances, Gledswood Shrimp, Kylie Shrimp, Red Frances and Sunray Shadow should bring success. The river is now fly only until the end of the season on the 30th November.

As always come prepared and always listen to the advice of your boatman or ghillie. If you’re needing to top up your fly box ahead of your trip please check out www.taysalmonfly.co.uk


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Season So Far catches
Total catch last week:  Salmon 353 Sea Trout 39
Total caught so far this season: 2715 Salmon and 470 Sea Trout


As reported on Fishtweed:-
(Biggest Salmon 23lb Tweedswood)
(Biggest Sea Trout 12lb Tillmouth & Birgham Dub)

















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Spring Salmon Fishing Holidays On The River Tweed, Kelso, Scotland - Tay Salmon Fly

Spring Salmon Fishing On The Upper North Wark beat of the River Tweed, bookings for been taken for the 2019 season. Please contact Martin on 07825334427 or email



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