Netting at Paxton House in 2017
Learn how the netting is carried out….. and what it can tell us
Everyone is welcome to come along and learn more about the netting of fish on Tweed and the tagging procedure that The Tweed Foundation undertakes before releasing the Salmon and Sea-trout caught to continue their journey upstream.
The Foundation’s netting dates throughout the season are advertised on this website.
The Tweed Foundation uses the Paxton netting station each season 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. The netting station no longer operates as a commercial netting enterprise but, by using the facility to help the Tweed Foundation’s knowledge of our precious Salmon, it is a way of collecting valuable data for the management of Tweed’s fish stocks as well as keeping the net and cobble netting tradition alive for future generations to see.
The Foundation will be netting at Paxton House on the following dates and start times in April & May:
Monday 10th Commencing 13.10 Hrs
Tuesday 11th Commencing 13.45 Hrs
Wednesday 12th Commencing 14.30 Hrs
Thursday 13th Commencing 15.00 Hrs
Monday 24th Commencing 11.45 Hrs
Monday 8th Commencing 12.05 Hrs
Tuesday 9th Commencing 12.45 Hrs
Wednesday 10th Commencing 13.20 Hrs
Thursday 11th Commencing 14.00 Hrs
Monday 15th Commencing 14.10 Hrs
Tuesday 23rd Commencing 11.10 Hrs
Wednesday 24th Commencing 12.00 Hrs
Thursday 25th Commencing 12.00 Hrs
Sessions last around 2 – 3 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