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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.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Ness C Cascade Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Ness C Cascade Style Tied On A Loop Double Hook.

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Sunday, 23 June 2019

River Tweed Report Week Ending 22nd June 2019


River Tweed River Report Week Ending 22nd June

Another steady week of catches which there may have been thoughts with the water conditions that it was a bit slow this week especially on the bottom river, does this mean there is a lack of fresh fish coming into the system or are they bombing through the bottom beats? Been well into June now some of the beats are now on summer lets with reduced ghillie service while the grass need cut and other beat work needs attended to, which may result in some of the catches not making their way onto the online catches until a later date. June so far have been a decent month with some good catches made here’s a couple of examples with still a week of June to go. Boleside June Average 6 so far this year 24, Rutherford 17/42 and Lower Birgham 3/13 showing good improvements on their average for the month, just goes to show what a wee with off water over these months can do.
Above Kelso 63 fish were reported, with the Mertoun Beats 12, Rutherford 14 and Floors Beats 10 having the best of the fishing. On Rutherford Mr Steve Robbins landed 2 and lost 2 and on Lower Pavilion Mr Maurice White had success.
Between Kelso and Coldstream 55 fish were reported with Junction 10, Birgham Dub 14 and Lower North Wark 10 having the best of the fishing.  Mr Jack Melrose fishing at Lower Birgham had a lovely 5lb sea trout. Mr Adam Spencer fishing the Willow Hole on the Junction managed two cracking fresh fish at 14lbs and 10lbs before going underwater to search for his third! Mr Mike Graham had a bit of sport landing salmon and sea trout using his own tied flies well done Sir.

Below Coldstream 11 fish were reported, which seems a bit quiet for the water conditions last week. Tillmouth picked away and landed 6 for the week. On Waltham and Dritness Mr Mike Wood lost a salmon while there were sea trout landed by Mr Ron Martin and Mr Jack Weightman.

On the River Till, a better week with 2 Salmon and 34 Sea Trout were reported, 1 Salmon and 9 Sea Trout at Redscar and Upper Tindal, 1 Salmon and 10 Sea Trout on Lower Tindal and 5 Sea Trout on Flodden and 10 Sea Trout on Tiptoe.
On the River Whiteadder, Mr Stuart Norris had success on Monday, Mr Gerald Turner landed a lovely 9lb fish from beat 1, Mr Chris Gee landed a 39” fish from beat 6 (Hutton Castle) and Mr Callum Simpson landed a cracking 5lb sea trout from Allanton Bridge.
151 Salmon and 96 Sea Trout, with the best fish for the week was 20lb Salmon caught on the BDAA Whiteadder beat.


Middle Pavilion Head Ghillie Steven Charlton reports “Two for the week, both caught by Mr Paul Mickley, Well done to him for getting fish in a slow week!


Lower Birgham Head Boatman Mr Tom Davis reports “A great weeks sport this week. 4 salmon and 8 salmon landed. All were caught on various size of fly and tubes, but mainly small dressed black flies and Sunrays. I see rain is forecast, hope it doesn’t make this water change too much, a slight lift could help us though. Tight lines.

Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch reports “It was a steady week for us with some good quality salmon being landed each day, all fresh and a few fish in the teens. Great summer sport on floating lines and sink tips ending the week with 7 salmon and a grilse.”

On Upper North Wark, building works continue with the foundations been starting to be laid now, nice to see the ground going up the way now after all the digging. Water level dropped in but those having a cast were rewarded with some nice sea trout.

Berwick and District Angling Association Secretary Dave Cowan reports “Whiteadder dropped away steadily over the week to settle at 9 inches this morning.
Three salmon and two sea trout for the week including a fish measured at 39 inches.
Fish in the river but Whiteadder fishes better with more water.

Hawick Angling Club reports “The windy conditions have not made for ideal fishing conditions over the past week. However some good catches have still been made at Acreknowe. Larger dry flies have proven successful at bringing fish up. Buzzers have also been taking fish. On days when few are rising Yellow Dancers and similar lures have taken fish. Power bait is still taking the majority of fish at Williestruther but more anglers are fishing Nymphs, Buzzers and Dries and taking some nice fish. Barnes Loch is fishing well and Dries continues to be the most successful method, although in the windy conditions traditional wet flies are taking fish and are worth a cast. On the rivers the extra water was very welcome and no doubt there will be the odd sea-trout and salmon
about, but the level fell away very quickly and is back to summer level. Tickets can be purchased from the usual outlets. Tight Lines”


We are blessed in this area to have some superb local fishing tackle shops that are well worth a visit the superb well stocked Borders Gunroom in St Boswells and Fin and Game in Kelso I would recommend for a rummage round which and find out from the local staff what’s currently doing the damage on the river and lochs.

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.

The stunning Saddler Cottage, located within the grounds of Tillmouth Park in now under new ownership. Suitable for fishers and families this lovely cottage is very handily placed for fishing the Lower and Bottom Tweed beats. If you would like more information please check out the link https://www.crabtreeandcrabtree.com/properties/saddler-cottage/

The week ended with the level at Sprouston 4” and the water temperature is 56.


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


The forecast this coming week, Outbreaks of rain, perhaps with some thunder and lightning, may continue for a time in the morning. It may become drier for a time in the afternoon, but there is a risk of further showers later. Tuesday will be a warm and humid-feeling day. Many places will remain dry, although there is the threat of one or two thundery showers developing in the afternoon. Wednesday should also be dry, although it may be quite cloudy to begin with. By Thursday, an area of high pressure will provide increasingly fine and calm weather.

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


Look at what to bring for the week aheads fishing, Floating lines with assorted poly leaders should suffice on most places with Gledswood Shrimp, Sunray Shadow, Ghillie and Cascader are all capable to tempting fish on half inch or dressed flies in size 8 and 10. On the spinning front the Carrot or Blue Rapala, 18-20gm tobies should bring results. If the forecast is right you will need to scale up a bit if we get a rise.

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:  151 Salmon 96 Sea Trout
Total caught so far this season: 1518 Salmon and 377 Sea Trout


As reported on Fishtweed:-
(Biggest Salmon 20lb Sprouston & BDAA Whiteadder)
(Biggest Sea Trout 13lb Sprouston)























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Saturday, 22 June 2019

Yellow and Pink Pot Belly Pig Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly


Here we have my next fly using the Loop Fly Tying materials from the @flyfishingcentre
If you would like to see a pattern of your choice please leave a comment and I'll see what i can do.
Yellow and Pink Pot Belly Pig
Hook: Loop Black Nickle Size 6
Tag: Silver Oval Tinsel
Tail: Pink Boar Bristles with Magenta Bucktail and Loop Pink Flash
Rear Hackle: Pink
Body: Loop Pink Dubbing
Body Hackle: Pink Palmered
Rib: Silver Oval Tinsel
Front Hackle: Yellow
Cheeks: Jungle Cock
Head: Black
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Friday, 21 June 2019

Out With The Old Fishing Hut At Upper North Wark, River Tweed Looking Forward To The New - Tay Salmon Fly









Some photos from the demolition of our old fishing hut, out with the old in with the new 

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Gledswood Shrimp Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

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