Autumn fishing on Tweedside draws visiting anglers from all over the world to cast a fly for its famous run of big back-end fish. This is the time of year when the river is quite literally stuffed full of migratory fish heading for the upper reaches of the river system to pair-up and spawn. The autumn run begins in September with early back-end fish coming off the tide and exploding through the beats at speed. With good water levels, the fresh fish will be well spread throughout the Tweed system and most beats will be catching fish. Autumn is now well on its way as October encourages the main back-end run to begin.
Traditionally October anglers will experience the best sport of the season, with many beats enjoying double figure days! The autumnal beauty of Tweedside only serves to heighten the thrill of fighting a fresh run salmon, straight from the sea. Although the water temperature is falling and the days are becoming shorter, November will see a mixture of fresh and coloured fish of all sizes moving through the beats. All fish are becoming sexually mature and are powered by the desire to reach their particular spawning redds and ultimately, to breed. Lower beats will still experience good catches, but the main phase of fish will normally be concentrated on the middle to upper reaches of the Tweed system. More Autumn days are now being added to the FishPal system for all rivers.
Middle Tweed: Rutherford water is justly famous for its beauty, its vibrant wildlife and its first class fishing. The beat extends to 2.5 miles on the south bank and 2 miles on the north bank affording space and tranquility to the angler. The beat’s 14 named pools offer a wide variety of fishing in splendid scenery from boat and bank. At the top of the bank is the Corseheugh, which enjoys one of the finest views in the borders up to the Eildon Hills. Anglers wishing to fish this productive salmon beat, 2010 140 salmon/grilse September, 150 salmon/grilse October. 454 year average please click
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