Tweed rises in a small spring called Tweed’s Well in the southern uplands at the extreme south of Peebleshire. It flows eastward into the North Sea by the town of Berwick-on-Tweed and is after the Tay & Spey the longest river in Scotland, being just over ninety-seven miles from source to sea.
Tweed rises at 1500 feet above sea level and its drainage basin contributed to, partly from England as well as from Scotland, extends over an area of 1870 square miles.
Tweed is richly fed by tributaries, both river and burn – perhaps more richly fed by well known waters, than any other river in Scotland. Leaving aside the River Till, which joins Tweed by running only over English soil, there is the Whiteadder with its own tributary, the Blackadder, well known to trout anglers; the Teviot; Gala Water; Ettrick Water (itself contributed to by Yarrow Water, famous in song and legend); Eden Water; and Lyne Water, plus many other smaller streams.
As an anglers water, Tweed is memorable. Of the game fish, salmon, sea trout, brown trout, Tweed has impressive sport with salmon running throughout an angling year from the beginning of February to the last day of November.
However, the most exciting part of the Tweed salmon season is the autumn. The late season fishing begins in September through October into November. Autumn fish can run large on Tweed, eighteen to thirty pounds and from the autumn run, all the really big individual salmon of Tweed have come. Autumn fly fishing for this wonderful run of late fish has become a kind on institution on Tweed. These last three months of the season can be memorable on Tweed. These late running fish take firmly, run hard and fight with all the excitement of big salmon at any season of the year.
*Extract courtesy of The Fishing Waters of Scotland by William B. Currie and Moray McClaren.
We are able to let occasional autumn salmon fishing at Scrogbank on the Upper Tweed. Scrogbank is situated just some two miles East of Walkerburn on the right hand bank and opposite Holylee Water.
The beat can accommodate two rods from the Scrogbank Burn Pool downstream and includes fishing on the famous Birkie Pool, right into the tail just above Elibank Beats. There is also a hut available for lunches.
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