Fishing on the River Tweed, has been one of the area's most important industries and most popular past-times for hundreds of years. The River Tweed is a major river running for almost 100 miles and one of the finest salmon rivers in the country. It is particularly well known for its autumn or back end fishing, with its season unusually extending into November.
Salmon fishing was Berwick's most important commercial business for centuries, with Tweed fisheries being famous from the 14th Century. For a full history of salmon fishing in Berwick, please visit the Tweed Foundation website.
There are currently no stations in the estuary, as opposed to 20 in the last century. The remaining large stations in the area include – Cheswick and Goswick on the coast, and Paxton Policies and Canny (Norham Boathouse) between the Whiteadder and the Till.
For information on fishing opportunities on the River Tweed please contact Tweedline: 09060 400 410 (info), 09060 400 411 (Daily river levels) Calls cost £1.53 per minute with proceeds going to Tweed foundation.
To charter fishing boats for sea-fishing trips please contact David Thompson, tel: 07767 484172.
On Marygate, in Berwick, you will find Game Fair Fishing Tackle and Outdoor Clothing Shop, where staff can help with fly fishing queries and kit you out with everything you may need.