Recent announcements from both the UK and Scottish Governments notify of restrictions to movement. The current Scottish Government guidance is that people avoid any unnecessary travel between Scotland and England, Wales, or Northern Ireland.
Scotland from Monday 2nd November 2020, each area within Scotland sits within a tiered system and it is recommended that you do not travel between these tiered areas. Tier 3 and 4 areas in Scotland do not include recreational fishing within the exceptions to the bar on travel, but travelling through a 3 or 4 zone without stopping is permissible. It is our understanding that further travel restrictions could be imposed by the Scottish Government. Once we hear more we will update the Tweed News.
England from Thursday 5th November 2020, a second lockdown has been applied to England. the current lockdown does permit travel “to spend time or exercise outdoors – this should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)” but the recommendation is that this is done ‘locally’ unless it is ‘necessary’ to travel further. An excursion into an English or Scottish fishery from the other country is unlikely to be accepted as a necessary journey.