The River Teviot (sometimes known as Teviot Water) holds a large stock of trout and grayling throughout its river system. The Teviot is the largest tributary of the River Tweed, and begins its journey in the foothills on the Dumfries and Galloway region and flows North East through the border towns of Hawick, Denholm, Ancrum and enters the Tweed near Kelso. The convergence point of the two rivers, the Tweed and Teviot, form the Junction pool. This is one of the most productive salmon fishing pools on the River Tweed.
Alba offer fishing trips for trout and grayling throughout 6 various stretches (beats) of the river. This is an interesting river offering good access and a variety of fly fishing water. The River Teviot is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and an important salmon river too.
The Teviot is slightly longer journey from Edinburgh, however, in our opinion, worth the additional 15 minutes. The are occasions when conditions favour the Teviot over the Tweed, such as when river levels might render the Tweed un-fishable. This river also offers a worthy alternative to the salmon fishing focused Tweed. When fishing the Teviot, it’s rare to see another angler, this creates a feeling of real escape and freedom. There are many good vehicle access points, though some of the best fishing requires a good deal of walking. Typically in a days fishing, you can expect to rack up, 7,000 – 10,000 steps on your watch or phone. So the Teviot combines a days fishing, with a very pleasant walk!
Sage and Orvis Fishing Tackle
When you fish on the Teviot with us, we will provide you with the very latest, and best fishing tackle. We use Orvis Helios 3 and Sage LL rods for dry fly fishing. For streamer fishing, we use Sage Trout Spey rods. Grayling tackle is split between the Sage ESN and Orvis Clearwater Euronymphing rods. All the flies, nymphs and tungsten beaded flies are tied by. our highly skilled team of guides. They include some highly effective, tried and tested patterns.
It is absolutely vital to employ a guide to fish this river. There are sections that contain some very deep drop offs, making wading treacherous. This is where your guide will assist, we know this river intimately. Most of the wading is safe and on shallow gravel. The trout and grayling can also be spaced out, so employing a guide offers you the best chance of success. Our guides know the spots that hold fish. We spend hundreds of hours researching this river and building a knowledge database.
The River Teviot Seasons, for each species of fish:
Salmon and Sea Trout – 1st Feb-30th Nov
Brown Trout – 1st Apr-30th Sep
Grayling – All year
Differences in behaviour/ spawning for trout and grayling