With the salmon fishing season running until the 30th November and a range of wonderful fishing on offer, we thought we would introduce you to our friends at TweedBeats. For information on beats, permits and conditions, their comprehensive website gives you absolutely everything that you will need to know about fishing on the Queen of Scottish salmon rivers, the famous River Tweed.
Tweedbeats has been set up specifically to facilitate River Tweed owners, syndicates, angling clubs and others with fishing to let on the Tweed and its tributaries. Tweedbeats is the only online platform specifically tailored to the needs of River Tweed fishers. The site gives you the ability to customise the homepage of the website to display the information that you want – only interested in certain beats and their availability? Not a problem, just select which ones you want.
If you love fishing, we recommend that you check out www.tweedbeats.com
In the meantime, here is an overview of the Tweed Beats that are closest to us in Melrose.
Situated either side of Lowood Bridge on the Melrose to Galashiels road the beat has picturesque views of the Eildons and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Lower Pavilion is a superb middle Tweed beat situated alongside the historic abbey town of Melrose. Offering not only a mile and a half of double bank fishing, but also panoramic views of the Eildon Hills in a stunning location.
The Drygrange Fishings comprise the Leaderfoot Pool, a long pool which can be fished from either bank with no opposition, probably the shortest beat on Middle Tweed, but on its day and in the right conditions can be most productive.
This beat combines excellent fishing on the most stunning location on the river. The river loops past the Eildon Hills in a beautiful wooded gorge giving fishers complete seclusion from the outside world.
Upper Dryburgh is overlooked by the famous ‘Scotts View’ and Wallace Statue in a glorious and secluded setting downstream of Bemersyde.
Dryburgh Lower is set in the most stunning of surroundings as the Tweed loops around the remains of Dryburgh Abbey.
Mertoun Upper Beat is situated approximately 1 mile from St. Boswells on the B6404 to Kelso in the beautiful Scottish Borders.
Mertoun Middle Beat is situated approximately 2 miles from St. Boswells on the B6404 to Kelso in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Fishing is available for let for three rods on a weekly basis, but during some periods lets may be available for three days, prices are from £150 plus VAT per day. Access to the beat can be by car to the fishing hut which is available for use. A Ghillie is provided from February to April and September to November.
Mertoun Lower Beat is situated between St. Boswells and Kelso.
Rutherford water is justly famous for its beauty, its vibrant wildlife and its first class fishing, the beat lies between St Boswells and Kelso.