Top-class fishing aplenty

The Scottish Borders has everything for the angler. The region has over 2,000 miles of rivers and streams.  Known as the 'Queen of salmon rivers', the River Tweed is the second longest river in Scotland.  The river winds its way along 98 miles of the Border catchment area, at times forming a natural boundary between the Scottish Borders and England.

From the internationally famous salmon fishing on the River Tweed itself, to the excellent sea trout fishing on its tributaries; from the rainbow trout in the local lochs to the wilder brown trout in the rivers; and from the course fishing of the lower Tweed to the sea fishing off the Berwickshire coast.

There is plenty to choose from, whatever your pocket, and all of it surrounded by the Borders' magnificent scenery.

Tweedline Updates

Founded by the Tweed Foundation, the Tweedline telephone information system provides the latest updates on the River Tweed:


  • Fishing Reports and Prospects - 09060 400 410  
  • River Levels (updated daily at 7am) - 09060 400 411


(Calls are charged at BT Premium rate of £1.50 per minute). In the event of any problems with this service please call 01896 848271.