2019 The GREAT Tweed Raffle
The Great Tweed Raffle draw took place earlier today. Results, relayed by live video on Facebook, can be viewed here.
The Raffle has raised £6,200 for The Tweed Foundation’s salmon smolts tracking work on the river and our thanks go to everyone who has taken part in this – the first – year.
The Prize winners are:
1st Prize A day’s Shooting for up to 8 Guns at Abbey St Bathans – One of the Scottish Borders finest shoots.
Winning Number: 02021
Name: R V Williams
2nd Prize The final week of the 2019 season for 6 Rods on Tweed’s famous Junction beat.
Name: D McCreath
3rd Prize Fishing on Birgham Dub for 2 rods on a Friday & Saturday in late August 2019, including 3 nights’ cottage accommodation on The Hirsel Estate for a party of 4.
Name: Mr & Mrs Rutherford
4th Prize A Brand New 15’ LOOP Cross S1 #10 two-handed fishing rod.
Name: J Fenton
5th Prize A Fishing day on Carham for 3 Rods in early September 2019.
Winning Number: 02887
Name: Mr Hewitt
6th Prize A limited edition unframed digital print of a life-size Tweed Salmon.
Name: A Walker
7th Prize A tour and tasting for 4 people at the new Borders Distillery in Hawick.
Name: C Burnett
8th Prize A day’s guided trout or grayling fishing at a time to suit with the Tweed Foundation’s Trout Biologist, Kenny Galt.
Winning Number: 03124
Name: S Furniss
Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for your support.
With numbers of returning adult Salmon continuing to decline, we need to ensure that as many Smolts as possible make it to the sea. This Spring, The Tweed Foundation started a new study to track the migration of Salmon Smolts down the river. Knowing how many of these Smolts reach the sea is vital so that we can tailor management decisions to help further protect them allowing free passage for as many fish as possible down to the estuary and out to sea to start their long journey to the feeding grounds. Acoustic tracking is an expensive but effective way of helping us find the answers, and we need to run the study for several years to fully understand what is happening to our Smolts.
With your support we can protect our Smolts and keep Salmon returning to Tweed.