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Scotland, Tweed


Fly fishing trips to one of the best salmon rivers in Scotland, the Tweed. Fishmaster will arrange a hosted fly fishing trips to the Tweed. The destination will be the Nest beat in upper Tweed and the host will be Jouni Rauha from Fishmaster company. We have also a local fishing guide, ghillie.


The Tweed is located in the Southern border of Scotland and is one of the best salmon rivers in Scotland. It is very famous and one of Scotland’s big four salmon rivers. The Tweed fishing season starts already on 1 st of February and there is good spring fishing season from March until the end of May but the main salmon run is from September to November. The fishing on the Tweed is mainly catch and release fishing. In October and November many salmon over 20 lb mark are taken each autumn. Tweed certainly has the big numbers of salmon. The best of back end fishing is from early October to the end of November.


Our fly fishing group will fish the Nest beat on upper Tweed, close Galashiels. The Nest beat is on the left bank and is approx tvo and half kilometres long, and maximum number of rods is 5. All rods are booked exclusively for our Fishmaster group. The Nest beat consists of 5 named pools: Rampy Pool, Boat Pool, House Pool, Policeman and Gullets. Only fly fishing is allowed and there are pools suitable for all water levels. Beat is beautiful and easy to wade and cover well with fly. In the middle of the beat there is also a small but comfortable fishing hut. The river averages about 40 yards in width and the pools vary from 5 feet to 10 feet in depth. The Nest beat offers great variety of fishing and is excellent fly water including fast runs and deep holding pools. Fishers are accompanied on the river by full time ghillie.


For fly fishing for salmon on Tweed we recommend 12-15 ‘ feet double handed rods for lines #8-11 and suitable fly reels with good quality brakes. Sink tip or intermediate shooting heads are most used fly lines but please bring also medium sinking fly line for possible high water conditions.


Good salmon fly patterns for Tweed are: Black Sheep, Dee Sheep, Willie Gunn, Black & Yellow, Munro Killer, Thunder & Lightning, Monkey Fly, Frances, Allys Shrimp and Garry.


Accomodation for guests will be in charming Scottish house. In the cottage there is a toilet, a shower, a living room, a well equipped kitchen and several single and double bedrooms. We will cook the food together in accomodation or dine at local pubs.


Fishing trips to Tweed river are hosted trips. Anglers will first take flight to Edinburgh. At the airport they will meet host Jouni Rauha and continue to Tweed valley by car, it is only an hour drive.

  • Price: 1290 eur/person
  • Trip length: 4 fishing days/5 nights
  • Group size: 1 host + 4 persons
  • Fishing trip includes: Fly fishing, Guiding, Accomodation, Car transports in Scotland
  • Fishing trip excludes: Flights to Edinburgh, Meals, Drinks, Tipping (60 £)
  • Species: Salmon, Seatrout, Brown Trout, Grayling
  • Season: 1.2 -30.11

Scotland, Tweed


Tweed River 1.2.-30.11

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