Looking for a River Tweed fishing guide and fly fishing instructor? Scotia Fishing operate on many of Scotland’s finest rivers including the prestigious River Tweed where head guide Callum Conner (a qualified Scottish Game Angling Instructor) has fished extensively for over a decade. This depth of local knowledge and experience is invaluable when looking for a River Tweed fishing guide.
The world famous River Tweed offers some of the finest fly fishing in Scotland. With specimen Trout, Grayling and historically Scotland’s most prolific Salmon run. It’s no wonder many anglers travel from around the world to fish this majestic river!
River Tweed Facts
The Tweed’s name comes from the anglicisation of the Gaelic word ‘Tuath’ which means ‘North’.
Tweed clothing (i.e Tweed caps etc) has born its name from the connection with the River Tweed, many of the rivers resident ghillies still sport the full traditional Tweed attire to this day.
The River Tweed is the 2nd largest river in Scotland and is unique in the fact that it flows through Scotland and England, forming the border between both countries before emptying into the North Sea at Berwick upon Tweed. It meanders its way through a beautiful setting amidst the stunning, historic, Scottish Borders countryside.
The Tweed is also unique in that there is no spinning allowed after the 14th of September so it boasts the most fly caught Salmon in Scotland.
It has a total of 13 main tributaries including the bonnie River Teviot, Leader, Whiteadder, Ettrick and River Till, all of which provide good fishing in their own right.
The River Tweed is also the only river in England where a rod license is not required to fish.
River Tweed Species
The River Tweed Grayling fishing is exceptional, along with its main tributaries it is arguably the finest Grayling fishery in the UK, if not Europe! We have been fortunate to guide our clients to many memorable Tweed system Grayling of specimen proportions, as well as landing them ourselves. Grayling fishing is available throughout the year with peak times being in winter. There is something special about winter Grayling fishing, not even sub zero temperatures will stop them feeding!
The Brown Trout fishing on the River Tweed seems to be improving more and more in recent years. In April, May and early June the dry fly fishing can be exceptional and this is the best time of year to target the larger specimens, when you can carefully select and cast at the bigger fish. At this time of year the fish seem to have food on their mind and are a little bit easier to tempt. After this spell the nymph fishing and evening rise comes into its own!
The River Tweed Salmon fishing is some of the best in Europe. The Tweed has been the most prolific river in Europe for a number of years, 2010 saw a record breaking catch return. Although catches over the past couple seasons haven’t been quite what we’re used to, like many rivers in Scotland this has mainly been down to a lack of rainfall.
The spring Salmon run has seen an increase in recent seasons. Spring is a special time to catch a Salmon, many hardcore Salmon anglers yearn to catch “springers”. Fishing can be purchased at a more affordable price and although Salmon are present in lesser numbers, the fish are often better takers. This mainly mainly due to the colder water temperatures.
The Salmon season on the Tweed is one of the lengthiest in the country, running from 1st February till the 30th of November. Salmon can be caught throughout the season with peak times being April/May & early June and then famous back end Autumn/Fall run September – November.
Hiring a River Tweed fishing guide and fly fishing instructor with an in depth knowledge of when and where to fish this iconic Scottish river is paramount to ensuring your best chance of success. Get in touch with us now via the contact us button here and at the top of the page to discuss guided fishing on the River Tweed.