Recommended Flies & Tips:  Spring 2020

Ideally tubes up to 2", plastic copper depending on hight of river.

  • Gold bodied Willie Gunn
  • Cascade
  • Dee Monkey
  • Junction Shrimp
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Below the iconic Scott’s View, Bemersyde beat is arguably the most beautiful stretch of the Tweed, looping past the Eildon Hills in a magnificent wooded gorge and completely secluded from the outside world.

Bemersyde has an excellent hut with fully-equipped kitchen and gas BBQ available on the middle beat for all rods. There are four boats: two for fishing and two for ferrying from bank to bank. Access is by car down a private track to a small parking area about 100ft above the rod hut. From there it is a short walk to the bank.

From 1 February to 5 September 2020 one ghillie is employed and four rods fish each day on a syndicate basis. Some daily rods are available throughout this period via Fishpal. Syndicate rods are also available from time to time. Please email for more information.

From 7 September 2020, six rods are let on a daily basis with two ghillies provided for five-plus rods. During this period the beat is split into three with rods fishing in pairs and rotating on an am/pm basis.

Bemersyde House and wing are now available to rent in conjunction with the fishing. This historic house is above the river and sleeps up to 22 people. For availability, prices and a brochure please contact us today or call Ben Kellagher directly on 01968 678465.

Alternatively, fishing can be booked through Fishpal.

Kind Words From Our Anglers

  • Beautiful stretch of the river in secluded setting. Ian was very attentive and gave us every chance of a fish!

    Mr Carron, Glasgow

  • Bemersyde is a stunningly beautiful beat, but I fish there principally because of the Ghillie. I consider Ian Farr to be a personal friend and one of the most helpful and knowledgeable boatmen on the river. It is a joy to fish with him.

    My party of one caught 4 fish.

    Mr French, Bucks

  • One of the most pretty beats on the river. Ian excellent as always, well informed and helpful.

    Mr McCready, Edinburgh

  • by far and away the best Ghillie and beat on the Tweed!

    Mr Skeoch, Edinburgh

  • A lovely stretch of river well-kept with a very helpful Ghillie.

    Mr Ramage, Glasgow

  • Being a syndicate rod, I know the beat well and the ghillies are first class with plenty of banter and laughter about.

    3 fish caught. 2 by me and the other by George Elliot. Mine on a Comet, in Sangster’s and Woodside, all off the far side.

    Mr Jeffrey, Chirnside

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The Bemersyde Trophy is a prestigious annual award that has been running since 2012 given to both a senior and junior angler catching the biggest rod caught salmon on the fly. To be considered for the award, all salmon caught must have been safely returned to the river. All entries to the Bemersyde Trophy will be considered after the last salmon fishing rivers close on 30 November and an independent judging panel will meet in December to decide the winner.

This year's trophy was won by Jonathan Murray from Ballymena and the junior winner was Samuel Ackroyd. 


Senior: Jonathan Murray's fish weighed 35lb and was caught on a Calvin shrimp cone head in the Black Strand pool at Fairnilee.

Junior: Samuel Ackroyd caught his salmon on a Red Francis fly in the Boatpool at Bemersyde Estate. 

Our Pools

  • The Cromweil pool will hold fish at most river heights, but is better in a big water, fished mostly from the boat but can be waded along the hedge that runs down the Bemersyde side of river, a testing wade in big water.

    Cromweil Pool

  • The Corbies Top and Lower is fast flowing water, fished from the tin boat with the ghillie holding on when the river’s big. It can be fished in low water by wading. This is the pool that had the 45lb fish in 2012.

    The Corbies Pool

  • The Dish is the deepest part of the run with two spots separated by some shallow water which holds running fish as they pass up stream.

    The Dish Pool

  • The Copper Beech is shallow and fast and most of the fish come just above the tree itself in the channel.

    Copper Beech Pool

  • Haliweil Stream is below the island we have both banks to fish from here down  the pool is streamy  about 6 foot deep in places and is good in medium to low water.

    Haliweil Stream Pool

  • Boat Pool is where the hut is, a deep medium flowing pool which fishes best from  north side out boat  at about 1foot 6.  South shore is an easy wade and  will fish at most heights.

    Boat Pool

  • Sangters is a narrow short price of water and best when the river is low.   In big water the fish hesitate on the far side in the slacker water before they push on.

    Sangters Pool

  • Woodside is a fabulous pool, water flows down the middle making it fish well from both sides. The right bank is the easier wade and you need to take the boat in bigger water.

    Woodside Pool

  • Jockshure is on the left hand at the bottom of Woodside. Fabulous place in big water when the fish are looking for a rest in the deep slower pool.

    Jockshure Pool