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Amber Weather Warning

On the 18th and 19th July there is an amber warning of extreme heat by the Met Office for the Tweed District.
With air temperatures predicted to reach 26 degrees celsius on Monday and 29 degrees celsius on Tuesday, water temperatures in the main river will exceed 20 degrees celsius, putting adult Salmon, Sea trout and Brown trout under stress due to reduced oxygen levels.  While fish are less likely to be caught in these conditions, the mortality rate for fish that are caught under rod and line will be much higher than for cooler water temperatures.
Therefore, the River Tweed Commission recommends that anglers consider restricting fishing activities to early mornings, late evenings or to not fish for any Salmon, Sea trout or Brown trout in the district on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July.
The RTC are in dialogue with SEPA regarding the early release of a freshet to best minimise the impact of the forecasted temperatures for early next week.

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