Friday, 3 November 2017

Brief update for 2017

Apologies for the lack of updates this year. Good water levels have meant sport has been consistent. Whilst numbers reported are down this year, so has effort. There are plenty of fish about, with some very good sized fish being seen and caught. We have had two fish at 22lb reported (one today - see bottom picture below), with a fair number of fish in the low- mid teens caught.

More reports to follow.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Big fish on Saturday

Here is an estimated 24lb fish taken by Iain Bain on Saturday from The Rumbler.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

A few more fish yesterday....

A few more off Cardrona yesterday, best about 14lb.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Update 18 October

We've had another 6 fish since the last report, two fish to Mr Bryce on 17 October and the rest caught by Iain Bain. We got a reasonable rise in water to 1'7" on Tuesday 17th October, which will have moved some new fish in and freshened the water a bit, though it has dropped in to under a foot today. There is a distinct lack of sea trout in the catches this year. Whilst there appears to be a lack of fresh silver fish throughout the Tweed system this year, it is important to remember that at this late time of the season, fresh fish will often  race through the lower/lower middle river and may not feature in catches until they slow down in the middle/upper river. As such, there is still the prospect of a late run of newer fish, even into November. A lack of catches of fresh in the lower river is not always a reliable indicator at this time of year, when the fish have their heads down and sat nav set for the middle and top of the river.......

Below is Iain's fish from yesterday.

Monday, 10 October 2016

2016 season

It's been quite a slow start, mainly due to the extended summer, high water temperatures and lowish water. Despite that, we have had 12 fish to date, helped by one or two small rises in the water in the past month. Congratulations to Roy Bain, who caught his first salmon a few weeks ago. Congratulations also due to Mr Quinn, who had two fish early one morning before the mist lifted. Some pictures below. Further updates will follow.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Cardrona - before and now

View from the old Cardrona to Peebles 'back road' at the back of the pasture at Cardrona. The same view from 1985 and 2015.

A few fish

The water has been high over the last few weeks - this has limited fishing effort, although there are fish there to be caught if the time is put in. Below are some fish caught in the last couple of weeks. Prospects look good for the final week. We can but hope for a late flurry of fresh fish to arrive.