We all have our favourite Tweed beats. Mine, going from the top downstream, are Middle Ettrick, Sprogbank on the upper Tweed proper, Boleside, Bemersyde, Birgham Dub, Lower Birgham and Tillmouth.
Anyway I was pleased to see that some early season rod-bending action has been had on the two Birghams. An 8lb sea-trout from Lower Birgham last Wednesday following a rise in water the night before (you can always get a sea-trout in dirty water). Then two salmon, one sea-liced at Birgham Dub to the rod of Mr Colin Somerville on Friday. This following up on a cracking 20 pounder the day before. Overall there have been 24 springers caught on the Tweed so far on the beats reported by Fishpal.
Meanwhile, I turned down the chance of a fish on the Dee at Park last week, but it does look as though the water was high and fluctuating – not ideal for a bottom beat river.
Anyway that’s it, my last HSA post this side of the half century.
If you are out fishing, and that includes you Mr Rouse, tight lines.