RTC are very pleased that the Scottish Government are easing restrictions and permitting fishing from Thursday 28th May 20. We will provide a further update on Tuesday 26th May.
Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS) have in consultation with the Scottish Government prepared guidelines for angling practice once fishing resumes. For reference to the details of this please follow the link http://fms.scot/angling-guidance-from-fisheries-management-scotland-covid-19/ RTC have adapted these guidelines to account for circumstances […]
Statement by RTC on the relaxation of the lockdown announced by the UK Government on Sunday 10th May.
Since the very first of the River Tweed Acts in 1807 the fishings on the river Tweed have been managed as a single unit notwithstanding the fact that the river rises in Scotland and reaches the sea in England. This […]
On 5th May RTC Fishery Officers were informed that activity had been observed at the Gardo netting station in Berwick. RTC’s Chief Fishery Officer immediately contacted the tenant of the netting station to establish the nature of these activities. He […]
‘Reviewing our initial statement we continue to follow announcements made by UK & Scottish Governments relating to permissible reasons for leaving our homes. It remains that until such times as the Coronavirus is under control and subject to any clarifications […]
The April issue of “The River” is now available. It includes further comment on the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and an article on a historical perspective to the cessation in fishing. The Tweed Fisheries Management bodies – the River Tweed Commission & […]
The March 2020 issue of ‘The River’ is now available. It includes an article on the recent flooding and a link to the RTC Annual Report. It should be noted that it was written before the most recent COVID-19 restrictions were announced. […]
Following the announcements made on Monday night by the UK and Scottish Governments there are now only a limited number of permissible reasons for leaving our homes. These reasons do not include leisure pursuits such as fishing. The new regime […]
The River Tweed Commission (RTC) published its 2019 Annual Report this morning at its AGM in Kelso. The RTC’s figures for last season showed a modest improvement on 2018, when exceedingly dry conditions for many months depressed catches. 6,814 salmon […]
The February 2020 issue of ‘the River’ includes a plea for anglers to look out for more tagged fish this season. Tweed boatmen are helping the RTC with a tagging scheme to learn more about second recaptures in the river […]