Birghams come good


Playing a summer salmon at Borse Stream at Birgham Dub a few summers ago.

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.


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One Response to Birghams come good

  1. henrygiles says:

    Oh there’s been a 28lb springer caught on the Tay yesterday too. Loch I think. .

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