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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Cauld Pool - The Lees Beat - River Tweed - Scotland

Looking up the famous Cauld Pool on the Lees Beat of the River Tweed.

The Lees beat is a two mile horseshoe of the river Tweed around Coldstream. There are famous pools such as the Temple Pool and the Cauld Stream, as well as the almost equally (at times) prolific Learmouth Stream, Back of the Wall, Glide, Bags, Annay and several other smaller pools. The Lees beat is well situated in the river as it is accessible to fish in low water and one of the first beats where fish hold up when the river is consistently high.

The Lees has split ownership between the owners and a family trust, but is fished as one beat. Many weeks are let to one tenant for the whole week, but there are also half week and daily lets, the latter mainly in the spring and summer. In the months of June, July and August, for the most part two rods are let with the other two being retained by the owners who use them sparingly and often not at all, especially when the water is low and fishing space shortened. In addition, in June and July the local angling association is given access to the lower part of the beat, after 6pm only, to fish for salmon and sea trout.

The three boatmen, Malcolm Campbell, Paul Hume and Bruce Goodwin are hugely experienced and have been working at the Lees for many years, and 3 of the best ever years in terms of catches have come in the last 5 years when they have been the boatmen.

Please note that the owners reserve the Temple Pool on Saturdays, the Annay on weekdays from 1st September to 30th November, and the right to fish with one rod after 5pm throughout the season.


Jane Douglas-Home
The Lees
TD12 4LF

Telephone: 01890 882706
Mobile: 07597 487427

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