Protection of Tweed Salmon, Sea trout and freshwater fish has been the responsibility of the RTC since our creation under the Act of 1807. The Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006 consolidated and modernised the old Tweed Acts and Tweed specific fisheries legislation requires that any killing of wild Atlantic Salmon is managed according to the conservation status of the river.
We employ a team of Fishery Officers (Bailiffs) to enforce the fishery laws and regulations in the Tweed district. Their role in this context is virtually that of a policeman - indeed a Fishery Officer is vested with many of the powers of a police constable.
Enforcement work is essential to ensure fish populations are protected. The work includes: auditing and inspecting fish movements, patrolling rivers to check no one is fishing in the closed season, looking for unlicensed and prohibited nets and lines and educating the public and fishery owners.
RTC FISHERY OFFICERS
Karl Ferguson - Head Fisheries Officer 07884230045
Alan Davison - 07884230048
Tommy Heard - 07884230047
Kenny Graham - 07884230046
Paul MacLean - 07884230036