Fishing

Pack up your fishing rod and head to the Scottish Borders to experience some world-class fishing.

With one of the world’s greatest salmon rivers, lochs teeming with trout and some spectacular sea angling you will be spoiled for choice.

Salmon fishing
The River Tweed in the Scottish Borders is internationally renowned as one of the world’s best salmon rivers. The Lower Tweed from Tillmouth Park to Kelso is very productive throughout the season, especially in autumn, but head to the middle section from Lower Floors to Boleside for the best combination of great fishing and stunning scenery. Excellent salmon fishing can also be found on the the Teviot, Ettrick, Till, Blackadder and Whiteadder.

Trout fishing
The Tweed, along with its main tributaries the Teviot, Ettrick, Leader, Whiteadder all proved excellent fishing for wild brown trout. Rainbow trout fishing is also available in local lochs many of which are beautifully located and provide an excellent alternative to the river.

Coarse fishing
Across the region you will find a wide selection of lochs offering the opportunity to fish for carp, crucian, roach, rudd, tench, perch, pike, and ide. Coarse fishing is allowed in the Tweed catchment, however, certain areas of the river are forbidden to coarse anglers at specified times of the year to protect salmon and trout stocks.

Sea angling
The Berwickshire coast offers plenty of fun opportunities to try sea angling with the picturesque harbours of Eyemouth, St Abbs and Burnmouth being the most popular. Cast off at the shore or set sail with an experienced skipper to try your luck catching mackerel, cod, haddock and more in Coldingham Bay.