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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 www.taysalmonfly.co.uk or click on the link on the right hand side of the page.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Mill Stream On The Upper North Wark Beat River Tweed - Tay Salmon Fly

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Monday, 17 June 2019

Cascader Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

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River Tweed River Report Week Ending 15th June 2019 - Tay Salmon Fly


River Tweed River Report Week Ending 15th June

Well what a week to follow on from last week, with the best week of the season so far been broken again this week and that was with a couple of days been lost due to the rising dirty water of Thursday and Friday, without that it could have been a 200-250 fish week. But it rise in water should help this week and keep the fish moving through the river system. The big rain of Wednesday into Thursday seemed to stay on the east side of the catchment with the River Whiteadder and the River Till been the worst affected with both rivers flooding into the surrounding fields. There seems to be a good mixture of fresh fish and some river fish been caught and a reasonable head of sea trout in the river. There seems to be quite a few fish falling off this week with reports of beats losing up to 6 in a day at times.
Above Kelso 91 fish were reported, with the Mertoun Beats 19, Rutherford 17 and Floors Beats 10 having the best of the fishing, Fishing on the Mertoun Beats Mr Neil Jones had some great sport on lower landing several fish on the fly while Mr Iain Wilson of the superb Borders Gunroom in St Boswells landed 3 on the fly from Upper with a good few lost over their fishing days. Fishing on Boleside Mr Scott Connelly and Mr Craig Drever continue to have success on a weekly basis lately landed 4 fish between them. Fishing at Dryburgh Upper Mr Justin Rose landed a fine salmon and a sea trout. Before the rise reached on Thursday Mr Jonathan Reddin landed a lovely fish on Lower Floors.
Between Kelso and Coldstream 60 fish were reported with Junction landing 19 having the best of the fishing. Mr Graham Whitty fishing at the Lees landed a nice fish from the Cauldstream with Boatman Paul Hume.

Below Coldstream 9 fish were reported, the water conditions didn’t really suit the bottom river but Tillmouth picked away and landed 5 for the week.

On the River Till, a better week with 1 Salmon and 16 Sea Trout were reported, 11 Sea Trout at Redscar and Upper Tindal, 2 Sea Trout on Lower Tindal and 1 Salmon and  Sea Trout on Flodden.

181 Salmon and 79 Sea Trout, with the best fish for the week was 20lb Salmon caught on the Sprouston beat.


Bemersyde Head Ghillie Mr Ian Farr reports “That's the spring fishing coming to an end after weeks of low water we had a small rise last Wednesday up to 2 foot and coloured. This has pushed some fish up the river with our first Sea Trout of the season on Wednesday. Thursday was still dark water but a few fish seen running. Friday we had a fish out the Boat Pool, Chris Bryce about 12lbs a further two fish lost down Woodside, both bars of silver! Saturday water 9 inches and clear, 1 salmon Woodside 11lbs and a Sea Trout about 2lbs more rain this week to come keep the fish on the fin. https://bemersydeestate.com/

Lower Birgham Head Boatman Mr Tom Davis reports “Last week started very well at lower birgham. In the first 3 days we landed 8 salmon and 2 sea trout. Nearly all were sparkly fresh and some sea liced. Mostly around the 10lb mark. And a couple of 5lb sea trout. Then we had the rain and the water came up. And although we needed it, would have been very happy without it. So things quietened down with the river coloured and out of action. We did connect with fish on Saturday, but unfortunately they got away. But we will be eager to see what this water has brought in and see what this week has for us. Tight lines”

Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch reports “We had a steady start to the week before we lost 2 days to a flood. The upstream wind not helping the casting on Wednesday. The river was still holding a fair bit of colour but perseverance with the fly paid off with the reward of 1 salmon landed and another lost.

On Upper North Wark, building works continue with the foundations been dug out now and awaiting the concrete arriving. Had a cast during the higher water levels and managed a 6lb Salmon, 2 Sea Trout and Lost 4. The brown trout seem very obliging to.

Berwick and District Angling Association Secretary Dave Cowan reports “Whiteadder has been in full spate this week as have most of the Local Rivers.
That didn’t deter local anglers Alan Spence who landed a 7lb fish at the peak of the flood on Friday and Colin Tait who had an 8lb fish on Saturday after the river had dropped to steady out at 2.5 ft. Both fish returned. Prospects for the start of the week look very good”

Hawick Angling Club reports “Acreknowe continues to fish well. The loch was stocked again last week, so there are loads of fish waiting to be caught.
Dries are proving the best bet, even on really windy days the fish can be brought up to larger dries. Williestruther is being lightly fished but some good catches are being made. Power bait is still taking the majority of fish. Barnes Loch is fishing well and dry fly is taking the bulk of the fish caught. Some excellent catches have been made. Despite the rise in water levels there has not much action on the river, although you would expect to see the odd sea-trout to appear now. So it may well be a cast in the evening. Tickets can be purchased from the usual outlets. Tight Lines”


We are blessed in this area to have some superb local fishing tackle shops that are well worth a visit the superb well stocked Borders Gunroom in St Boswells and Fin and Game in Kelso I would recommend for a rummage round which and find out from the local staff what’s currently doing the damage on the river and lochs.

After any fishing trip on the Tweed it’s always worth a trip to Kelso to enjoy a superb meal with great atmosphere in the fabulous Contented Vine restaurant. I would highly recommend it as a must visit during your trip. Call 01573 224777 to reserve your table.

The stunning Saddler Cottage, located within the grounds of Tillmouth Park in now under new ownership. Suitable for fishers and families this lovely cottage is very handily placed for fishing the Lower and Bottom Tweed beats. If you would like more information please check out the link https://www.crabtreeandcrabtree.com/properties/saddler-cottage/

The week ended with the level at Sprouston 1ft 1” and the water temperature is 54.


Looking at the availability for this coming week I would recommend the Boleside, Dryburgh Upper, Lower Birgham and Ladykirk beats should have a chance of some action this week.


The forecast this coming week, some early sunny spells again, leading into another day of heavy showers and brighter spells. There will again be the risk of the odd flash of lightning now and then from some of the heavier showers. There a relatively high degree of uncertainty for the forecast during the midweek period. At present, Tuesday is expected to be a mainly fine and dry day with a few isolated showers and a warm feel. Through Wednesday, there are signs that heavy and thundery showers may encroach on some areas from the south. Thursday will then be a drier and brighter day

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


Look at what to bring for the week aheads fishing, Floating lines with assorted poly leaders should suffice on most places with Gledswood Shrimp, Sunray Shadow, Underghillie and Cascade are all capable to tempting that springer on half inch or dressed flies in size 8 and 10. On the spinning front the Carrot or Blue Rapala, 18-20gm tobies should bring results.

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:  181 Salmon 79 Sea Trout
Total caught so far this season: 1367 Salmon and 281 Sea Trout


As reported on Fishtweed:-
(Biggest Salmon 20lb Sprouston)
(Biggest Sea Trout 13lb Sprouston)

































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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Flamethrower Pot Belly Pig Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

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Saturday, 15 June 2019

Spring Ghillie Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

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Friday, 14 June 2019

Haugur Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly


Here we have my next fly using the Loop Fly Tying materials from the @flyfishingcentre
If you would like to see a pattern of your choice please leave a comment and I'll see what i can do.
Haugur
Hook: Loop Black Nickle Size 6
Tag: Silver Oval Tinsel
Tail: Black Bucktail with Loop Glacier Blue Flash
Body: Mirage
Rib: Silver Oval Tinsel
Wing: Black Silver Fox Tail with Loop Glacier Blue Flash
Throat: Doctor Blue Hen Hackle Fibres
Head: GloBrite No3
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