It is very important that good practice is observed by all those who fish on the River so that everyone has the opportunity to quietly enjoy their sport. The River Tweed Commission, Proprietors and Angling Clubs on Tweed are keen that this is achieved by voluntary agreement as much as possible. Some regulations are bound by law and others have been agreed upon by common consent and together form the Codes. Please select the links below to read these rules and abide by them.
In recent years there has been occasional bad angling practice in some locations which has resulted in fish being foul hooked; this is illegal. If you are unsure what illegal fishing is, please watch the film here.
Spring Salmon form separate and distinct stocks on Tweed. It is imperative to ensure adequate reproduction so that the stocks can sustain themselves. The recent evidence is that, even with the River’s previous Spring Conservation Measures, barely enough Spring Salmon get through to fully stock their spawning grounds; in some years there may have been insufficient numbers. To allow the Spring fish to achieve their best spawning potential it is necessary that all caught fish be returned, unharmed, to the water.