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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 29th April 2017 - Tay Salmon Fly

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 29th April

With the river conditions getting lower and lower as the week went on, fishing was again hard going with fish hard to come by.

Junction 5, Upper Hendersyde 1, Sprouston 4, Hendersyde and Birgham Dub both with 4, were the only beats between Kelso and Coldstream to get some sport.
Those fishing below Coldstream faired a bit better in the lower water conditions with 22 fish reported.

The week ended with the level at Sprouston 4” and the water temperature is 48.
Looking at the availability for the upcoming week I would suggest Pedwell, Ladykirk and Horncliffe beats should have a good chance of some action this coming week.

 The next week the water levels are expected to remain pretty steady with the dry weather and cold nights we have had lately. The forecast looks quite settled with no significant rain in the forecast, and we could really do with wee lift would to freshen things up. Conditions are really good for the majority of beats towards the lower end of the river at the moment and given these lower water conditions I would expect fish to start being caught below Coldstream.

Water temperatures are starting to rise to a level where dressed flies in sizes 8 or 10 should be about right. Blacko’s Dee Special, Gledswood Shrimp, Ghillie, Underghillie, Girnal Shrimp and if you fancy giving a Sunray Shadow a strip it should bring success fished off floating lines with poly leaders, while on the spinning front the 13cm Blue Rapala, Black/Gold 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.
Season So Far catches as reported on Fishtweed.
Salmon 383 (Biggest 22lb Junction)
Sea Trout 30 (Biggest 8lb Lower Birgham & Junction)

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