Recommended Flies & Tips: Spring 2020
Ideally tubes up to 2", plastic copper depending on hight of river.
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 David.Proudfoot@bemersydeestate.com 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 David Proudfoot directly on 01968 678465.
Alternatively, fishing can be booked through Fishpal.
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.