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Monday, 23 July 2018

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 21st July 2018 - Tay Salmon Fly

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 21st July

Another week passes with no real change in the conditions other than a bit of rain on Friday afternoon to perk the grass up a bit.

5 of the week’s catch been reported caught above Kelso. 17 fish were reported between Kelso and Coldstream and 37 reported below Coldstream. With the conditions we had on the river this week, well done to those who put the effort in and were rewarded with some sport. This week coming looks quite similar with hot sunshine forecast and very low water conditions, below summer levels on most beats. Dawn and Dusk could be the best times to be fishing.

On the River Till, nothing was reported

65 Salmon and 1 Sea Trout, with the best fish for the week was 13lb Salmon caught on the Birgham Dub Beat.

Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch reports “My rods fished the pools very lightly due to the conditions making good use of the extra time to enjoy what the borders have to offer with some good walks in our lovely countryside. It also gave me a chance to get some bank maintenance done that wouldn’t have been possible if the river had been at a normal height”

On Upper North Wark, Another warm week and very low water conditions for us. Got some essential river work done to keep us prepared for the water when it finally comes.

Horncliffe Head Ghillie Mr Tony Averill reports “A good week at Horncliffe, 4 fish landed for 14 rod days fished, lots of pulls, chases and follows. Each beat caught fish this week and plenty of fish are been seen on the dull days or late into the evening. Some availability this week and with the weather forecast I would encourage early starts and late finishes”

Mr David Cowan secretary of Berwick and District Angling Association beat on the Whiteadder reports “Nothing to report”

The week ended with the level at Sprouston -1” and the water temperature is 68.

Looking at the availability for this coming week I would recommend the Ladykirk, Pedwell, Horncliffe and Tweedhill beats should have a chance of some action this week.

The forecast this coming week, Tuesday will see a few showers for a time but it should tend to become drier and brighter as the day progresses with a few warm spells of sunshine. Most places will be dry on Tuesday night. A warm day on Wednesday with periods of sunshine. Warm again on Thursday with some sunshine but a risk of one or two pulses of rain spreading from the south-west later on.

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

With water levels getting back towards summer levels and the water temperature being in the late 60’s Floating lines with poly leaders on the end should cover most fishing conditions at the moment. Dressed flies around a size 12 to 14 should be the order of the day,  I would suggest are Copper Cascade, Stenton Shrimp, Gledswood Shrimp, Kylie Shrimp, Editor and Sunray Shadow should bring success. If you like to give the spinner a go, Rapala or Toby 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

Season So Far catches
Total catch last week:  Salmon 65 Sea Trout 1
Total caught so far this season: 1150 Salmon and 263 Sea Trout

As reported on Fishtweed:-
(Biggest Salmon 21lb Birgham Dub)
(Biggest Sea Trout 12lb Tillmouth & Birgham Dub)

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