Tweedability Wheelyboats

Fishing has long been a cherished pastime, offering tranquillity, a connection with nature, and a chance to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, for those with mobility challenges, accessing and enjoying fishing can be difficult. The collaborative efforts of the Tweed Foundation, the River Tweed Commission (R.T.C.) and the Wheelyboat Trust resulted in the design of the Tweedability boat.

Designed for Accessibility and Safety

Tweedability boats are specially designed to enable less-able anglers to fish the River Tweed for Atlantic Salmon and Seatrout with ease and safety. These boats have been specially tailored for use on the Tweed, ensuring that anglers can remain in their wheelchairs throughout the fishing experience. Accessing the boat is seamless, thanks to a ramp that extends from the bank and a hydraulic lift inside the boat that lowers users to the optimal height for fishing.

Versatile and Stable

Despite the additional ballast weight that provides extra stability, Tweedability boats remain highly manouverable. They can be powered by an outboard motor or rowed manually, offering flexibility to suit the beat. When river heights are low the boat is not suitable for use.  

Availability and Booking

Currently, there are two Tweedability boats available for any disabled or less-able angler wishing to fish the River Tweed. However, due to the need to move them around the river, access arrangements must be made in advance. Please contact your booking agent or beat direct to check if the wheelyboat can be used on the beat first.

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Consultancy Services

The Tweed Foundation provides a range biological and environmental consultancy services for both the private and public sectors in the Tweed District.

These services include:

    Biological surveys
        Fish & Lamprey populations
        Invertebrate populations
    Environmental Impact Assessment surveys and monitoring
    Scale reading and interpretation
    Catch data analyses
    Fisheries management planning advice
    Fish rescues
    Data storage and mapping advice

All our staff are trained and highly experienced with extensive knowledge of the Tweed Catchment and its tributaries. Bespoke data, collected for specific tasks, can often be matched and compared with data from our long history of records, collected over many years. This can give a more robust picture of environmental factors than simply taking spot samples.

For more information please get in touch.