Join Date: Nov 2009
Forget the Tweed,be very nice to fish it certainly.However at best your faced with Black fish and not many of them either!-chances of anything fresh are small to say the least.Like as not you will also get a bill from between "HOW MUCH?" to instant Divorce!.
For very many years I've been fishing Tweed 1st full week in November with a party of my friends(all highly experienced).We fished the Upper River(and that's not cheap either!),this year however we've walked away from it as between the 9 of us we've had the sum of 6 fish in the past 4 years! and I hasten to add not silver either!.
You will see lots of availability and on beats that once were dead mens shoes, however you will still be charged a prime time price from the days of plenty!
Nith, although substantially cheaper is very much in the same boat, you will struggle to catch and anything silver will be rarer than hens teeth!.
Annan seemed to bomb out 1st and as such has fared from a very slight resurgence, but again it'd be very much an uphill struggle.
If you positively have to and very much want to fish, then Tweed would give the best %age of a fish.You'd get access to some historically good beats and water, probably Ghillied and boats too if you wanted.Just be prepared to lighten your wallet considerably.If you want to fish by yourself then the Upper river is the place.In all honesty?,I'd look to sampling the various Whiskies and have yourself a reet good old time at the wedding.
If you just have to fish, then PM me 1st and I'll give you some guidance with pleasure.
Just to whet your whistle if you want, the Lees beat will be available, prime time, prime week at £1300 a day!,a note from a highly unreputable physiatrist should grant instant access for you!,lol