The Tweed Foundation will be using the Paxton netting station throughout the 2016 season once again for research purposes, with all Salmon being returned to the River. This work is undertaken with the kind permission of The Paxton Trust and netsman, George Purvis, with the station no longer operating as a commercial netting enterprise.
Learn How Netting Is Carried Out, And What It Can Tell Us
All are welcome to come along and learn more about the netting of fish on Tweed and the tagging procedure that The Foundation undertakes before releasing the Salmon and Sea-trout caught to continue their journey upstream. Each month the Foundation’s netting dates will be advertised on this website.
The Foundation will be netting at Paxton House on the following dates and start times in June:
Tuesday 7th Commencing 15.15 Hrs
Wednesday 8th Commencing 16.00 Hrs
Thursday 9th Commencing 16.45 Hrs
Tuesday 21st Commencing 14.15 Hrs
Wednesday 22nd Commencing 15.00 Hrs
Thursday 23rd Commencing 15.30 Hrs
Friday 24th Commencing 16.15 Hrs
Sessions last around 2 – 4 hours depending on tides, water conditions and catches.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:* Normal entry charges to Paxton House and grounds apply. * The netting can only take place if the water level is 1ft 6″ (48cms) or less on the Norham gauge. * In extremely hot weather it may not be possible to undertake this work. Please check with The Foundation at least 24 hours beforehand if you are planning to come to Paxton specifically to see the netting taking place. Office Tel: 01896 848271