Brown Trout wade fly fishing in the River Tweed
To start with, the River Tweed is situated approximately 1 hour south of Edinburgh. It’s without doubt, one of the best rivers in Scotland.
Firstly, we offer guided fishing trips for wild trout, grayling and salmon on this iconic river.
In addition, a day trout fishing on the Tweed, offers wonderful scenery, varied fishing beats, and warm knowledgeable guides. Also, there’s no need to bring tackle. For convenience, we will supply quality Sage and Orvis gear.
Finally, this river offers the chance for real a trophy trout close to Edinburgh, especially in the Spring months. In conclusion, you can enjoy some of Scotland’s best Wild Trout and Grayling fishing in Scotland on the River Tweed.
Information on River Tweed
Firstly, the River Tweed is the second longest river in Scotland. It takes great pride in the fact, that it produces more fish caught to the fly, than any other river in Britain. The Tweed has around 45 well managed beats. A beat is a stretch of the river under private ownership, and each beat has a resident ghillie.
Throughout its 97-mile course, this ancient river is surrounded by myth and mystery. Mostly, our guides have fished the River Tweed since they were boys. Also, two of our River Tweed guides, are Scottish International River Anglers, Cuillin Rae is in the current Scotland Team.
Finally, the River meanders through the epic scenery of Tweed valley eastwards towards the sea at Berwick on Tweed.
A typical day, trout fishing on the Tweed
First of all, your guide can arrange to collect you from your hotel. Generally, a day normal runs from 08:30 to 17:30. We are, of course, flexible with timings. Here is some great accommodation near the river Old Mill House. Kingsmuir, and Burts Hotel in the charming market town, Melrose.
We provide quality fishing tackle and specialist Scottish tied flies. We can also supply Orvis waterproof jackets. To save you carrying extra luggage, we stock Orvis waders in all sizes, including women’s sizes. Most importantly, our Orvis boots have Vibram soles and tungsten studs to give better grip on the river bed. High quality auto-inflate life vests are also included. Above all, these are checked regularly and serviced at the end of every season. Also, keep in mind, It’s vital to wear sunglasses for eye protection. Lastly, if you forget yours, we carry spares, including Costa sunglasses.
The best flies for trout fishing on the Tweed
Firstly, it’s important to understand River Tweed trout are educated. Secondly, we will help you achieve success on your trout fishing day.
Generally the bigger fish get caught in the early season. In April and May there are prolific hatches of Olives. On cooler days, the breeze might keep the flies on the water longer. This can trigger an explosive rise.
Additionally, during fly hatches, trout will come out of hiding to feed. Sometimes, they will travel long distances to a feeding spot. Understanding the river and having the right fly pattern is crucial. Your fishing guide will help with both.
Also, if you are curious about what type of fly pattern, you should look first of all at this highly effective spring fly pattern Davie MacPhails excellent pattern.
To conclude, your guide lives and breathes the Tweed, he has fished it his whole life. Also, he can teach you the various fly fishing techniques, such as dry-dropper, euronymping, and dry fly presentation.
Included in this trout fishing experience
- Fishing permits for a private stretch of the river Tweed
- Transport arrangements from Edinburgh or the Borders region (other areas extra cost)
- Professional dedicated Orvis Endorsed river guide, learn to read the river and connect with fish
- Premium fly fishing tackle, Sage, and Orvis Helios 2 and 3 rods, and a choice of fly lines by Rio, Barrio and Snowbee
- Hand tied flies and stunning attention to detail with techniques
- Tuition in the art of nymphing, dry dropper and euronymphing techniques
- Orvis breathable waders, boots, auto inflate life vests and spare sunglasses
- Alba Game Fishing “Fishing in Scotland” baseball cap
- Gourmet cooked lunches served in a riverside cabin, with wine and a welcome Dram. All the ingredients are locally sourced and organic. – £40 for one person, £60 for two.
- Professional photography of your day, using Nikon full frame DSLR cameras and prime lenses/ drones. Includes phonebook and link to dropbox. £350 for the day.
- Excellent local River Tweed fishing accommodation
- Specialist Box of trout flies, hand tied by Alba Guides 20 of the best trout flies for the River Tweed (that work) £80.00