Salmon Fishing on the English & Scottish Border

Whether your approach towards the water is advanced or more leisurely, or you’re an individual, a group or a family, you’re sure to enjoy Horncliffe Fishing Tweed’s wonderful secluded tranquillity, fabulous fishing, stunning location and warm welcome.

Tweed - World Class Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing

Stretching for almost 100 miles from its source near Moffat in Dumfriesshire to the North Sea at Berwick upon Tweed is regarded as perhaps one of the world’s finest salmon fishing rivers, attracting anglers in the spring and summer for runs of fish, as well as throughout the fishing season which begins on February 1st and finishes at he end of November.

Horncliffe Fishings Tweed - The Beat

Situated on the border between Scotland and England near to Norham village with its historic castle, church, pubs and butcher (that sells fishing supplies, pies, sandwiches and drinks –  Traditional Butchers, Game Dealers, Wine Merchants & Cheese Specialists R.G. Foreman & Son – Founded 1840).

Beat 1 starts below Norham Castle and the beat’s lower limit, at the bottom of Beat 3 is just above the top of St Thomas Island near to Horncliffe village, approximately six miles inland from Berwick-upon-Tweed. The fishing hut has stove to keep guests warm and looks out across a lawn on to the river. This English riverbank stretch is split into three fishing beats featuring a mixture of fast flowing shallow water suitable for fly fishing and deeper, slow moving water which is more suitable for spinning.

Season 2020

2019 Horncliffe Fishing Tweed recroded best Spring/Early Summer season since 2013.

2020 Peak Rod Prices Held at for 2nd year at 2019/20 Prices.

2020 Syndicate Rods Available:

Up to max of 2 Syndicate Rods per chosen day, weekly, per week until end of July 2019.

Priority for existing Syndicate Rods.

GBP 350 +VAT per Syndicate Rod.

Sitting between Norham village and Berwick upon Tweed

The Horncliffe Fishings are easily accessible for ‘confirmed-as-booked’ customers/guests only.

Vehicular access to the normal meeting point at the Greenhill Fishing Hut is via a hardcore track, which is generally smooth (but not suitable for a Ferrari or other cars with low ground clearance) leading through privately owned farmland for about 1 ¼ miles to the Greenhill Fishing Hut which occupies a very peaceful setting at the heart of the beat.

New for 2019 are 2 cattle grids to cross but if you open a gate accessing or departing the beat please ensure to leave it securely closed. There may well be livestock in the fields that is not immediately visible from the track or its gateways.

Please drive slowly and make sure to keep dogs well away from livestock. Thank you for your much appreciated assistance.

Greenhill Fishing Hut

A fishing hut (formerly the netting shiel) situated at the bottom of the Beat 2 is equipped with wood gas and gas fires, a small refrigerator and gas cooking hobs, together with barbeque facilities and adequate parking spaces. With sufficient notice an additional boatman can be arranged to provide ghillieing at a cost per day.

99 Salmon & Grilse 14 Sea Trout

(5 year average catch statistics)

River Levels - Norham Gauge

Latest reading: 2.036m at Fri, 28th Feb 2020 05:45:00 +0000

Tweed Fishing Code

River Tweed Commission – Tweed Angling Code, for Salmon and Sea-trout.

A guide to legal restrictions and good practice when fishing on Tweed and its tributaries.

Gyrodactylus Salaris

In order to mitigate the risk of spreading Gyrodactylus Salaris, all fishing’ equipment that has been used outside the UK and Ireland within the preceding 7 days must be cleaned either by :

  • Drying to a minimum of 20℃ for at least 2 days, OR
  • Heating to above 60℃, OR
  • Immersion of materials in a suitable solution of Virkon (at 1% solution), Wescodyne (at 1% solution), 3% solution of common salt (Sodium chloride) or a 0.2% solution of Sodium hydroxide OR
  • Deep freezing for at least 1 day

Availability & Booking

Rods can be booked online via FishPal.

Price per rod/per day ranges from £30 to £140 depending on month of the year.