Once again, another quiet week last week here on Tweedside, due primarily to the low water conditions and lack of fresh fish entering the river system. On top of the low water we have been plagued by strong bitterly cold winds making fishing conditions even more challenging and not particularly enjoyable.
It was very good to have seen fish being caught from the bottom beats including Tillmouth, Tweedhill, Milne Graden and Ladykirk but at the same time, very sad to hear that the netting at Gardo, in the harbour at Berwick-upon-Tweed, has started up again with Michael Hindhaugh the netsman killing our scarce and very valuable Spring salmon. This potentially could prove detrimental to the whole of the Borders’ fishing industry.
On an up note, there was good quality fish reported on Saturday with two 14lbers and 20lbers being caught off the river.
Weather this week is in the early teens with sunny spells and to date non of those fierce winds of last week.