Tweedability Wheelyboats

Tweedability are specially designed boats that enable less-able anglers to fish the River Tweed. The boats were designed by a collaborative group of the Wheelyboat Trust, the Tweed Foundation and the R.T.C.

The boats are specifically suited for use on fast-flowing rivers such as the Tweed. The user does not have to leave their wheelchair and accesses the boat by a ramp from the bank with a hydraulic lift inside the boat lowering them to the correct height for fishing. The boats can be powered by an outboard motor or rowed and are very manoeuvrable despite the additional ballast weight which provides extra stability.

There are two Tweedability boats which are available to any disabled or less-abled angler who would like to use them. They have been well trialled and work extremely well but as they have to be moved around the River access arrangements have to be made.

If you would like to enquire about using the Tweedability boats, please do get in touch.

2 Tweed Wheelyboats
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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 we can provide 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 biological staff are trained, are highly experienced and have extensive knowledge of the Tweed and its tributaries. Bespoke data, collected for specific tasks, can often be matched and compared with other data from our long series of records which have been collected over many years. This can give a more robust picture of environmental factors than simply taking spot samples.

For more information contact us.