Fishing

Well known as "The Queen of the Scottish Salmon Rivers", the magnificent River Tweed runs right through the heart of the Scottish Borders. Peebles lies just over 20 miles south of Edinburgh, on the banks of the River Tweed. Although the River Tweed is most associated with internationally famous salmon and trout fishing, there is a wide choice of fishing available, such as perch, grayling, pike and roach fishing.

WHATEVER YOU ARE FISHING FOR

Fishing on rivers is Britain's biggest participation sport. The Scottish Borders has everything for the angler. Well known as "The Queen of the Scottish Salmon Rivers", the magnificent River Tweed runs right through the heart of the Scottish Borders. Peebles lies just over 20 miles south of Edinburgh, on the banks of the River Tweed, which 97 miles of fishing regularly produces in the region of 10,000 fish per annum to the rod angler. Although the River Tweed is most associated with internationally famous salmon and trout fishing, there is a wide choice of fishing available, such as perch, grayling, pike and roach fishing. In Peebles some accommodation can provide excellent private fishing. There are no public ?rights to fish? in inland waters, but all river waters are under private ownership or municipal control, so check for details of rod licenses, close seasons and other restrictions.

The Tweed boasts one of the longest season of any Salmon River in Great Britain. The season begins on the 1st of February and runs right through to the 30th of November, with fishing available from Monday through to Saturday (no Sunday fishing). However the Upper Tweed (Peebles region) is best in the Autumn, September to November. Beats close to Peebles include Dawyck, Glenormiston, Traquair and Lower Caberston.

The season for other types of fishing is 1st April to 30th September.

For more information on the Salmon Beats in the Peebles Region, including availability, booking and prices see Fish Tweed.

For more information on other fishing in the Peebles region contact Peeblesshire Trout FA Fishings.