Upper Hendersyde, River Tweed
The salmon catch on Tweed is phenomenal with 23,219 recorded in 2010 - the highest since records began in 1947. It has one of the longest seasons (1 February to 30 November) and its autumn run is noted for the size and number of fish caught.
The River Tweed is perhaps the best known of all salmon rivers in Scotland, and is over 100 miles in length from its source in Dumfriesshire to the North Sea at Berwick-Upon-Tweed. For the last 19 miles it forms the boundary between Scotland and England.
The Upper Hendersyde beat of the River Tweed is situated at Kelso in Roxburghshire immediately below the Junction beat and above the Sprouston beat.
Fly fishing only is allowed between 1 February and 14 February, and 15 September to 30 November. At other times, spinning is allowed but the use of treble hooks is prohibited.
Situated immediately downstream of Junction and upstream of Sprouston, Upper Hendersyde comprises approximately one mile of double bank fishing with four excellent holding pools which are the Upper Winter Cast, Winter Cast, Mill Stream and Ferry. The beat yielded 329 salmon during 2011, and has a five year average of 309 salmon. There are two boats on the beat and the fishing is for three rods.
There is a full time ghillie on the beat and his services are included in the rent. The beat is normally let by the week for a maximum of three rods. Occasionally, half weeks will be let.
Rods on Upper Hendersyde can enjoy one of the best rod rooms on Tweed which has full facilities and has glorious views up and down the river.
Approximately one mile of double bank fishing with four excellent holding pools
Upper Hendersyde, River Tweed, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5