Tweed Angling Codes

It is very important that good practice is observed by all who fish on the river so that everyone can enjoy their sport. It is important to the RTC, Proprietors and Angling Clubs on Tweed that this is achieved by voluntary agreement as much as possible. Some regulations are bound by law and others have been agreed by common consent, and together they form the Codes. Please select the links below to read these rules, and stick to them.  And thank you for helping support the worldwide reputation of our great river.

In recent years there has been occasional bad angling practice in some locations which has resulted in fish being foul hooked; this is illegal. If you are unsure what illegal fishing is, please watch the film here.

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Spring Salmon Conservation

Spring Salmon form separate and distinct stocks on Tweed. It is imperative to ensure adequate reproduction so that the stocks can sustain themselves. The recent evidence is that, even with the River’s previous Spring Conservation Measures, barely enough Spring Salmon get through to fully stock their spawning grounds; in some years there may have been insufficient numbers. To allow the Spring fish to achieve their best spawning potential it is necessary that all caught fish be returned, unharmed, to the water. 

Catch & Release

Even minor adjustments in how an angler catches, handles, and releases a fish can have positive outcomes once it swims away. Implementing best practices increases the survival rates of fish, but it also helps the fish to return to their normal behaviour as quickly as possible after release. Adopting these best practices for catch-and-release is a simple and effective way to put conservation into practice.

Salmon and Sea Trout

Download Salmon & Sea Trout angling code.

Brown Trout

Download Trout angling code.


Download Grayling angling code.


Download spinning code.