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Thursday, 23 March 2017

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 18th March 2017 - Tay Salmon Fly

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 18th March.


After what seems like weeks of fishing in flood affected coloured water we finally had decent conditions and thankfully this resulted in the best weekly catches for the season to-date. Fish were caught throughout the middle and lower river with 77 fish reported.

Fishing on the Junction the Morrison Party had 23 fish for the week up to 16lbs, with 10 of these fish being caught on a memorable day’s spring fishing on Monday.

Speaking with Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch he reports “we landed seven on the fly for the week with the biggest weighing 15lbs. All fish were liced apart from one"
Sprouston had 3 for the week with Mr Rob Ellis (1) and Mr Ronnie McElrath (2) the successful anglers.

Lower Birgham had 2 on the fly towards the end of the week, both fish around the 8lb mark.

At Upper North Wark we had a good start to the week with beat owner Mr Martin Pratt landing a sea liced 7lber on a Willie Gunn Templedog fly from the Snipe. On the same morning Mr Simon Cotton landed a sea liced 10lber from the Mill Stream on the CeeCee fly. Mr Cotton good fortune continued on Tuesday when he caught a 2nd fish, a lovely 10lber from the Snipe, again on the CeeCee fly. On Friday Mr Howard Lane landed the 1st Sea Trout from the beat this season.


The Lower water conditions towards the end of the week helped the beats below Coldstream and it was good to see Ladykirk and Milne Graden catch fish.


The week ended with the level at Sprouston 2ft 11” and the water temperature is 45.


Looking ahead to next week the water levels were all rising today (Sunday) and the clarity was quite beery but not as coloured as one might have expected. The forecast looks a bit unsettled this week. For those fishing the fly this week it might require the sinking lines to brought back out and you might be well advised to put a spinning rod in the car just in case! Looking at what flies and lures for the coming week I’d expect the Black and Yellow, Blacko’s Dee Special and Monkey style patterns to continue to bring success once the water clarity improves, while on the spinning front the "Carrot" Rapala, Tobies in 18gm – 28gm and with the water temperature getting up a bit now the flying c should bring some success. As always come prepared and always listen to the advice of your boatman or ghillie.
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Season So Far catches as reported on Fishtweed.
Salmon 142 (Biggest 22lb Junction)
Sea Trout 18 (Biggest 8lb Lower Birgham & Junction)



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