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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, 28 August 2018

Competition Time Win Salmon Fishing On The River Tweed - Tay Salmon Fly

***Competition Time***
Win Salmon Fishing on the Upper North Wark beat of the River Tweed on dates mutually agreed upon by the winners and the beat. Prize to be used during the 2018 Salmon Fishing Season.
Upper North Wark is situated approx 2 miles above Coldstream and offers fishing on a daily basis for 2 rods, a 3rd rod can be fished at the Head Ghillies discretion. 2 Full Time ghillies/boatmen are provided.
All skill levels are welcome at the Upper North Wark fishing beat. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn how to tie a fly or cast or you are looking to refine your skills, our experienced ghillies are on hand to give you free coaching throughout the day.
Prizes available are:-
1st Prize 3 Days 1 Rod
2nd Prize 2 Days 1 Rod
3rd Prize 1 Day 1 Rod
If you wish to take the additional rods on your dates this can be arranged through Martn on 07825 334427.
Closing date for entries will be 7pm on Sunday 9th September 2018.
To enter the competition please fill in our contact us box on the website and write win in the message section.
For any further information don't hesitate to contact Martin.
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Sunday, 26 August 2018

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 25th August 2018 - Tay Salmon Fly


River Tweed River Report Week Ending 25th August


With the good catches at the end of the previous week hopes were quite high that the fish would continue to run into this week. A weather front moved across the area on Sunday which brought a dirty wee rise mostly out of the Teviot peaking at 1ft 7 on the Sprouston gauge, some additional water came down from the upper river. This water did seem to affect the fishing at the start of the week with the deck been shuffled and fish moving on while they had the chance. Overall it would appear that the fish in the bottom beats did not move far, while the fish below Kelso appeared to have moved on based on some reports of very quiet fishing when there was a few fish in the same pools the previous week.

The catch this week was pretty similar to last weeks, with only 5 salmon the difference, it it wasn’t for the rise at the start of the week this may have been much higher and as normally comes with unsettled water quite a few lost fish and pulls not sticking were noticeably a lot more over Monday to Wednesday.

Middle Pavilion had 5 for the week, with 4 of these coming on Thursday. A Russian angler visiting Scotland for the first time landed a nice fish from the Whirls, while on Thursday Mr Gareth Bailey, less than 1hr into his first ever days salmon fishing landed his 1st fish. Well done Sir, hopefully the first of many.

Dryburgh Upper landed 5 Salmon and 2 Sea Trout for the week with Mr Ginger Cuthbert landing a fish from the Boat Pool and an old sea trout from the Battery Wall. Mr Frazer Thomson landed a grilse from the Hotel Pool.

Mr Douglas Aitken fishing on Norham Castle Syndicate water, had a quick evening cast on Saturday night and hooked 6, landing 3 to 15lbs.

Fishing on the Lees, Mr Alex Faber landed 2 on the fly including a stunning 16lb sea liced fish.

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



69 were reported caught above Kelso, 52 fish were reported between Kelso and Coldstream and 91 reported below Coldstream.



On the River Till, no fish were reported

235 Salmon and 44 Sea Trout, with the best fish for the week was 23lb Salmon caught on the Tweedswood Beat.




Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch reports “The rods this week had a little bit of reward for their efforts with 4 grilse and a couple of sea trout landed plus as many fish lost. The water held its colour for a day or so after the wee lift at the start of the week but was nice to catch these smaller grilse on lighter tackle”


On Upper North Wark, We were greeted with 10” of water on the gauge on Monday morning and a wee bit brown but well worth a cast. Saw a few fish in the Snipe and Dub pools but alas only 1 tug on the fly for the day. The water level dropped back to 3” by Tuesday morning then fell away from there. Nice to see the odd fish about but really needing a proper lift asap.

Lees Head Boatman Mr Malcolm Campbell reports “A better week on the Lees with the odd fresh fish about. The best been a liced 16lber. The water temperature dropping has helped a lot”
Milne Graden Head Boatman Mr Kevin Wright reports “The fish are not stopping with us, the ones we are catching are more coloured than fresh”

Ladykirk Head Ghillie Mr Matthi Viethen reports “Not a bad week for us considering the unsettled conditions at the beginning of the week which resulted in endless plucks and pulls and a fair amount of fish lost. Still finished with 19, of which 10 were caught on Friday alone. Of the 19 fish, 13 were fit looking Grilse up to 6lb, and the 6 salmon were 8lb, 10lb, 11lb, and 2 at 12lb and best for the week at 14lb. All fresh apart from 2 Grilse and 2 Salmon”

Norham Castle Syndicate Ghillie Mr Barry Clapham reports “1 Salmon on Friday for Mr Neil Truelove, 1 Salmon for Mr Mike Heaps on Saturday and 3 Salmon for Mr Douglas Aitken who must be top rod on the river. Beat lightly fished. Tight lines”


Horncliffe Head Ghillie Mr Tony Averill reports “Not a bad start to the week with 4 fish on Monday, kept on picking up the odd fish most days ended up with 8 fish landed and 7 lost...one of the lost fish was 20lb+ pulled out at the net. Some availability this week I'm looking for 10 fish this week to give Horncliffe 50 for the month so come on guys book some days and help me reach this goal”


Dave Cowan secretary of Berwick and District Angling Association beat on the Whiteadder reports “Nothing to report from the Whiteadder this week. River very much in need of rain to bring the fish up from the estuary.”



The week ended with the level at Sprouston 4” and the water temperature is 58.


Looking at the availability for this coming week I would recommend the Upper North Wark (If the rise today comes to something) Tillmouth, Ladykirk, and Horncliffe beats should have a chance of some action this week. With the water been up last week and a potential rise today there should be a push of fish up into the middle river with the Dryburgh Beats and Rutherford worth a cast.


The forecast this coming week, Tuesday will be mainly dry with sunny spells but some cloud too. A moderate south-westerly wind. Overnight, cloud will thicken to bring some spells of rain. Early cloud and rain will soon clear on Wednesday to leave a largely fine day with spells of sunshine. Feeling cooler. Dry and cool on Thursday but cloudy initially, although some sunny spells are expected later.

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


With water levels still on the low side despite the small rises of the past few weeks the water temperature has finally started to cool down and back to about normal for the time of year. Floating lines with poly leaders on the end should cover most fishing conditions at the moment. Dressed flies around a size 10 to 12 should be the order of the day, this could all change if the rain forecast gives us a rise.  I would suggest are Copper Cascade, Stenton Shrimp, Gledswood Shrimp, Kylie Shrimp, Frances 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 www.taysalmonfly.co.uk


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Season So Far catches
Total catch last week:  Salmon 223 Sea Trout 44
Total caught so far this season: 1920 Salmon and 398 Sea Trout


As reported on Fishtweed:-
(Biggest Salmon 23lb Tweedswood)
(Biggest Sea Trout 12lb Tillmouth & Birgham Dub)












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Sunday, 19 August 2018

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 18th August 2018 - Tay Salmon Fly


River Tweed River Report Week Ending 18th August


Firstly I’d like to apologise for not writing the report for the week ending the 11th August, I was off at Lords enjoying the cricket, so missed what was going on, on the river. With this in mind some of the Ghillie/Boatman reports will include 2 weeks of information.

The week past proved to be the best week of the season so far, mostly due to a sudden increase in the catches on Friday and Saturday. 75 and 49 fish were reported for these days with 4 beats having double figure days. Ladykirk 12, Horncliffe 11, Birgham Dub 10 and Hendersyde 10.

As I write there is a 2ft rise in the Teviot at Hawick and a wee bit of a rise on the Ettrick and Tweed. Some colour will no doubt come from the Teviot to affect the beats before Kelso on Monday. With the fish numbers landed towards the end of last week, maybe this lift will get a few more moving up into the Kelso area and beyond. Back to last week, reports coming in to me was of a mixture of older salmon and fresh grilse in the lower river with a lot higher percentage of fresh bit been caught in the bottom beats as would be expected in the current conditions and fish entering the river on the tides. The Best of the fishing was a bit scattered last week with some better catches from the small lifts below Kelso. Hendersyde 20, Birgham Dub 17, Tillmouth 24, Ladykirk 34 and Horncliffe 20 were the top performing beats for the week

Middle Pavilion had 5 Salmon and 5 Sea Trout for the week with the best day of their season so far coming on Friday with 2 Salmon and 5 Sea Trout landed by Mr Tim Briggs, Mr Conn Lloyd and Mr John Simmister having a good day. Mr Neil Sayers had success in the Bridge Pool, while Mr Andy Clegg had success in the Spit.

Dryburgh Upper landed 5 salmon for the week along with 3 sea trout, Success was had on the beat by Mr Alan Meek, Mr Frazer Thomson and Mr Marty Keenan.

Fishing on the Lees, Mr Steve Robbins landed a nice 12lb fish on a Durris Shrimp

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



44 were reported caught above Kelso, 83 fish were reported between Kelso and Coldstream and 96 reported below Coldstream.



On the River Till, two sea trout were reported at Redscar and Upper Tindal on Friday.

240 Salmon and 43 Sea Trout, with the best fish for the week was 18lb Salmon caught on the Ladykirk Beat.

Bemersyde Fishing reports “After nearly six weeks of dry weather in the Borders the rain has finally arrived and it is more than welcome!! Rain all day Sunday, but with the land being so dry we only had a foot of water in the river and some colour by Monday lunchtime so no fishing in the afternoon. We did see some older fish move in that morning. I was looking forward to the Tuesday and a little water and some fish make the difference!! Fiona Brown lost a fish in the Stream in the morning and Stewart Robinson landed 2 in Boat Pool 1 fresh grilse 3lbs and an old spring fish about 10lbs. The water is below the gauge now but we managed s 10lbs fish out the stream on a no 8 Ally Shrimp, Andrew Dryburgh being the lucky rod. The forecast was for more train at the beginning of the week but it has not materialised weather forecasts change like the fishes moods! Let's hope we get some more soon or we will be back to summer levels by the end of week. Some sad news to tell you all old Holly passed away this month after 14 years down the river with me so no more barking when you guys and girls get a fish on in the Dish, will be missed at Bemersyde. On a lighter note I have a new pup called Honey on the beat for you all to meet when you come down to fish. The grass is cut and also the weed so all ready to fish when we get water and more fish. Here is hoping we get an Autumn Run of some sort this year on the Tweed”



Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch reports “W/E 11th Aug – A slow week again but the rods were rewarded for their efforts with 4 fish, a mixture of grilse and old salmon. The highlight of the week for host Lord John Lee was catching a fish on Monday using a fly that he had been presented with at the annual London Fly Fishers dinner where he was appointed guest speaker. It’s a tradition that they receive a specially designed fly unique for them and Lord Lee’s was named the “Golden Touch” it certainly was for him on Monday. W/E 18th Aug – What a difference a bit of extra water makes. A couple of small lifts brought a few new fish into the beat and although it was only certain pools which were producing fish the rods had some great sport with a mixture of 20 old and fresh salmon and grilse plus 3 sea trout”


On Upper North Wark, levels remained on the low side for us, the rise from Monday gave us 6” on the gauge for Tuesday morning. Mr Richard Farr landed a nice Sea Trout from the Mill Stream on a wee snaelda fly. Rise in water today so hopefully get some water to fish in at the start of the week.

Lees Head Boatman Mr Malcolm Campbell reports “
Some fish at last. All on a #10 fly with a floater or just a wee inter sink tip on the end. No monsters in the bag the biggest was 7lb but all very welcome after a 2 month drought, we have seen fish in every pool but not all keen to have a look at the fly. Hopefully this rain tonight will freshen things up again.


Ladykirk Head Ghillie Mr Matthi Viethen reports “Finally a few smiling fishers around. Another good week for us, in fact the best of the season with 9 salmon between 8 and 18lb, 
25 grilse between 2 and 6lb and 1 sea trout of 4 lb. 
Notable catches were: 
- 6 Salmon and Grilse for syndicate rod in a morning (including 18lb), finished with 7 for the day.
- 6 Salmon for regular day rod fishing this week (8, 9, 9, 12, 14 and 15lb).
- 2 first ever Tweed grilse for friends of syndicate rod”

Norham Castle Syndicate Ghillie Mr Barry Clapham reports “W/E 11th Aug. – 2 Fresh fish caught by Mr Stuart Binns and a 1st Tweed Salmon to Mr George Baines. Lots of fish about. W/E 18th Aug – Great 2 days fishing with fish caught and lost. On Friday we had 5 salmon all fresh. 2 for Mr Gary Birtwell who was fishing the beat for the 1st time and was lucky to land on his very 1st cast. Other fish were 1 for myself and 2 for Team V Fly. Saturday we also had 5, a great day for Mr George Baines who the previous week had his 1st Tweed salmon with us, so decided to come back for another shot. He managed 2, a nice fresh salmon for starters then managed to land a good salmon of 18lbs after a good battle. Team V Fly strikes again, 3 salmon for them, they are on fire well done lads. Great couple of days, tight lines for the week ahead”


Horncliffe Head Ghillie Mr Tony Averill reports “A good start to the week, 2 fish landed and 3 lost on Monday. Tuesday to Thursday things went a bit slow, but then on Friday and Saturday things changed. Friday 11 fish were landed and 5 lost. Saturday 7 fish landed and 1 Sea Trout. Mr Neil Ford received a nice bottle of gin for landing the 50th fish of the season and Mr Mark Dean landed a cracking 15lb fish quickly followed by a 5lb and a 12lb with 2 others lost. Congratulations to them both. I have a lot of availability this week so get booked and catch some fish”


Mr David Cowan secretary of Berwick and District Angling Association beat on the Whiteadder reports “Whiteadder still very much in need of rain but at 2 inches and rising this morning the prospects could be good for this week. Friday and Saturday saw some good catches on lower Tweed so fish are there and ready to run. One Sea Trout reported”



The week ended with the level at Sprouston 7” and the water temperature is 60.


Looking at the availability for this coming week I would recommend the Lower Birgham, Upper North Wark (If the rise today comes to something) Tillmouth, Pedwell, and Horncliffe beats should have a chance of some action this week. With the water rising today there might be a push of fish up into the middle river with the Dryburgh Beats and Rutherford worth a cast.


The forecast this coming week, Tuesday will become mainly cloudy and quite breezy with some showers spreading from the west by the afternoon. Becoming mostly dry by Tuesday evening. However, rain will push in from the north-west in the early hours. Wednesday will see the rain clearing soon to leave it mostly fine. Thursday should also have some sunshine at times but with the chance of a few showers as well.


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


With water levels still on the low side despite the small rises of the past few weeks the water temperature has finally started to cool down and back to about normal for the time of year. Floating lines with poly leaders on the end should cover most fishing conditions at the moment. Dressed flies around a size 10 to 12 should be the order of the day,  I would suggest are Copper Cascade, Stenton Shrimp, Gledswood Shrimp, Kylie Shrimp, Frances 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 www.taysalmonfly.co.uk


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Season So Far catches
Total catch last week:  Salmon 240 Sea Trout 43
Total caught so far this season: 1685 Salmon and 354 Sea Trout


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





















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Sunday, 5 August 2018

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 4th August 2018 - Tay Salmon Fly


River Tweed River Report Week Ending 4th August


Finally a slight change in the conditions and a couple of small lifts along with some cloud cover seems to have made a bit of difference and some nice fresh fish entered the river. Some good catches were made in the bottom river where you would expect fish to be caught in the current water levels. Tillmouth led the way with 27 for the week, Ladykirk 20, Horncliffe 19 and Tweedhill 13 all had decent weeks. A few fish did creep further up the river with Junction 9, Upper Hendersyde 6, Sprouston 9 and Hendersyde 9 having the best of the fishing between Kelso and Coldstream. Hopefully this week can keep on producing and some sport can be had up and down the river.

12 were reported caught above Kelso, 56 fish were reported between Kelso and Coldstream and 93 reported below Coldstream.

On the River Till, no fish were reported

177 Salmon and 33 Sea Trout, with the best fish for the week was 18lb Salmon caught on the Ladykirk and Horncliffe Beats.

Middle Pavilion Head Ghillie Mr Mick Charlton reports “Hi All, with the temperatures both air and water finally starting to drop. Maybe with a little of the wet stuff due fish may finally get the chance to run into the river, and escape from the seal and dolphin infested estuary! Reports from the coast suggest that there are plenty of fish lying offshore. If last week’s numbers are anything to go by 177 salmon off the river, in a couple of small rises there is some hope of fish or two to come.
Since the last update we have had a few fish. A big well done to those who came and had a go in at times unbearable heat! June - First fish of the month was caught by Mr Simon Turner making has annual trip a nice clean fish from the Beech Tree on a silver stoat. That man Mr Tim Briggs was at it again! This time an 8lb fish again from the Beech Tree. The final fish of the month/Spring went to Mr Ian Morgan (pictured) this one came from The Spit.
July - Our first last and only salmon was caught on the 2nd by Mr Nick Bateman an older fish caught in the Boat Shiel on a Gledswood Blue. The only other July fish were a couple of sea trout caught by Mr Stephen Fielding and Mr Jon Hopwood.

With the prospects looking slightly more favourable we still have rods available in the remaining months of the season give me a shout if you fancy a go”


Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch reports “Started the week with a very little but very welcome rise which stirred up some residents. It turned out to be a productive week with the rods landing 9 fish. A mixture of fresh grilse and older salmon”


On Upper North Wark, a small rise at the start of the week gave up a bit of flow but overall not really high enough for us. Did give it a wee cast at the start of the week for 1 good pull. Couple of fish seen but they much be going past us to be caught further upstream.



Norham Castle Syndicate Ghillie Mr Barry Clapham reports “4 salmon on Friday all fresh and safely returned, great days fishing. 2 caught by Mr John Richardson and 2 by myself. Lots of fish in the beat. Some availability at Norham Castle Syndicate”


Horncliffe Head Ghillie Mr Tony Averill reports “A good week, finished with 19 salmon landed all clean with sea lice. A further 10 hooked and lost with a total of 19 rod days fished. Plenty of fish still showing and some availability this week with Saturday still having 6 rods available”


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



The week ended with the level at Sprouston 3” and the water temperature is 65.


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


The forecast this coming week, Fairly cloudy on Tuesday with some drizzle or light showers for a time. Some occasional sunshine is possible. A breezy and cool day. Overnight, some spots of drizzle may linger. Wednesday will see a band of rain tracking north-east. The rain may be heavier overnight. On Thursday, it will remain unsettled and cool with spells of showery rain, some heavy and thundery.


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


With water levels getting back towards summer levels and the water temperature being in the 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 www.taysalmonfly.co.uk


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Season So Far catches
Total catch last week:  Salmon 177 Sea Trout 33
Total caught so far this season: 1352 Salmon and 303 Sea Trout


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



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If you wish to contact us you can do so by clicking here  

To book or enquire about fishing on the Upper North Wark beat on the River Tweed please give Martin a call on 07825 334427


Tie your own salmon flies and looking for salmon fly dressings and salmon fly patterns please click here  




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