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Guided Fly Fishing Trips, Scotland
 in association with Hardy Greys  


Spring Fly Fishing Trip in the Scottish Borders >>

 Quick guide:

Glenormiston, Holly Lee or Ashisteel  
Glenormiston, Holly Lee or The Nest

    Fly Fishing the River Tweed in Scotland

Beat: Lower Pavilion

September 2017 | 6 People Per Trip


Lower Pavilion is a very productive middle Tweed beat adjacent to the border town of Melrose, a charming bustling country town with several very nice hotels and some excellent restaurants. 

The beat itself is just a short walk from the town centre which takes us over a foot bridge to the fishing hut. This very comfortable little fishing hut stands on the left bank of the river and is well equipped with all mod cons.

The resident gillie is Scott Povey who will be on hand to show you the river and the best way to fish the pools.


Salmon fishing on the Tweed in Scotland, March 2009


Getting there by car from London takes around 7 hours via, the motorway network, the A1 North and the A 68 to St Boswells. Detailed instructions will be provided when we know you are joining us.

Getting there by air, you can fly to Edinburgh Airport where you can hire a car or we can pick you up and take you to the hotel and fly fishing location each day.

What fishing gear you need to bring: 14’ or 15’ salmon rods are advised. You will need floating, sink tip or Wet Cell 2 spey lines for most of the fishing, chest waders, a wading stick and of course your fly boxes. You may wish to bring a spinning rod and a selection of spinning baits for use in high water.

Don't have any fly fishing gear? No problem! As usual, if you are flying up or don’t have any salmon kit we can supply it all for you. We have sets of Hardy outfits to suit the conditions ready there for you.

How much actual fly fishing will we do? As for the previous two fly fishing trips to Scotland, you'll be doing some serious fishing from Monday to Saturday inclusive, so to make best of the time, you'll want to arrive Sunday afternoon to get settled into the fishing lodge or the hotel we have booked for the week. As mentioned, packed lunches will be provided in the fishing hut daily and the hotel accommodation will include dinner, bed & breakfast. Any extra’s such as drinks from the bar and any other items purchased from the hotel are payable to the hotel on departure.

As a matter of interest, on last year's trip, during the same week, 33 salmon and 22 sea trout were caught by six rods. And in 2007, 3 people fishing caught 11 salmon in 4 days in very low water. Again, be ready to catch some fish! Spey casting tuition will be available each day if you need to brush up on your technique.

We also offer a three day option fishing Monday to Wednesday (arrive Sunday and depart Wednesday PM) or Thursday to Saturday (arrive Wednesday evening and depart Sunday AM.)

Our one aim is to make your stay a memorable fly fishing experience.

Contact us for or costs and further details





 The River Tweed 

Beats: Glenormiston, Holly Lee, or Ashisteel

November  2017 _ 3 beats | 8 People Per Trip


The Upper Tweed

Beats: Glenormiston, Holly Lee, or The Nest, 

November 2017  _ 3 beats | 8 People Per Trip


The Tontine Hotel, Peebles, Scotland

You will be staying at the Tontine Hotel in Peebles, a charming family owned hotel with comfortable en-suite bedrooms, many of which overlook the river. It boasts a quaint cobbled yard which provides plenty of room for parking. 

There are some lovely walks around the Tweed, which is just a short distance from the back of the Tontine Hotel. Peebles itself is a bustling town at the head of the Tweed Valley, and has a vibrant high street full of nice restaurants, good shopping and the usual array of banks. 

The fishing will be on the upper beats of the Tweed and the party will fish on three beats, alternating round so everybody fishes all the beats twice during the week. This gives everybody a chance to catch fish whatever the state of the river.

We'll be just in time for the main autumn run, which is probably the best time to be on the river. All good autumn beats with an excellent chance of a Salmon. Spey casting tuition will be available each day if you feel you need any help.


Salmon fishing the Upper Tweed, Scotland

Getting there by car from the south, take the M6 & M74 to Moffat.  From Moffat take the A708 to Mountbenger (20miles.) From here you take the B709 to Innerleithen and turn left onto the A72 to Peebles. The Tontine is on the left in the middle of the town. 

From the A1 take the A696 leading to the A68 at Otterburn. Follow the A68 to St Boswells and turn right onto the A699 to Selkirk. From here, take the A707 past Clovenfords and join the A72 to Peebles. 

Getting there by air, you fly to Edinburgh Airport where you can hire a car and take the A720 southern ring road and then take the A702 turning  on to the A703 to Peebles. 

What fishing gear to bring with you: Fishing at this time of the year is by fly only and it is recommended that you bring a 15’ rod as well as chest waders. You will need sink tip and wet cell 2 lines as well as a floating line. A selection of flies, tubes flies, waddingtons, doubles & trebles are also advised. The best patterns at this time of year would be Cascades, Monroe Killer, Ally’s Shrimp, Junction Shrimp and as the light fails a White Wing will prove very effective. We will have a selection of appropriate flies available to purchase if you run out or haven’t got the right pattern or size. The wading on these beats is good but please bring a safety inflation vest or collar when wading in deep water.

Don't have any fly fishing gear? No problem! As usual, if you are flying up or don’t have any salmon kit we can supply it all for you. We have sets of Hardy outfits to suit the conditions ready there for you.

Who is going to take care of us during the trip? Tim or his staff will be with you throughout the entire fishing trip. Tim Gaunt-Baker a highly qualified casting instructor, with over twenty-five years salmon fishing experience and will be on hand for fly fishing tuition should you need it.

He will teach the use of a double-handed rod, spey casting, roll casting and advanced techniques for the more experienced fisherman. We will direct you to the ideal casting places, assist in landing your fish and take digital shots of you with your catch.

We will also arrange transport for those without cars to and from the fishing location and packed lunches will be waiting for you in the fishing huts. We will provide a variety of flies, baits and other consumables should you run short.

Our one aim is to make your trip a memorable fly fishing experience.

We also offer a three day option fishing Monday to Wednesday (arrive Sunday and depart Wednesday PM) or Thursday to Saturday (arrive Wednesday evening and depart Sunday AM.)

Contact us for or costs and further details



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See also:  Spring Fly Fishing Tripin the Scottish Borders>>


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