Fishing Near Kelso
If you are already into river fishing, then you will know the river Tweed (only 5 km from Burnbrae Holiday Cottages) is one of the top-ranked rivers in the world, with excellent fishing for trout, salmon and grayling. Here at Burnbrae, we offer three comfortable self-catering cottages; perfect for anglers. There's also lockable storage near the cottages, just right for storing your fishing equipment when not in use.
For some, the local fishing is sufficient reason for regular visits: whether it's the ambiance; the scenery; the waters; or the quality and quantity of the fish; the friendliness of the locals; or a combination of all, the Tweed and its tributaries are unbeatable.
River Fishing Opportunities
The rivers Teviot, Whiteadder and Blackadder are also close by. Kelso is internationally renowned for its salmon fishing with famous beats like Lower Floors, Junction and Hendersyde all situated within a mile of the town.
The Middle Tweed runs from Lower Floors to Boleside is probably the best combination of good fishing and photogenic scenery. The river is narrower than the Lower section, and the waters faster flowing; the riverbanks are steeper and richly planted with deciduous and coniferous trees. For the fly-fishing enthusiast, the Middle Tweed offers classic fly fishing by wading or from a boat.
The Lower Tweed runs from Tillmouth Park to the famous Junction beat at Kelso. This section of the river flows through some of the finest arable farmland to be found in the Borders and is steeped in salmon angling history. This is a very productive section of the Tweed and provides consistent catches throughout the season, especially in the autumn.
Fishing near Kelso - Contacts & Links
There is fishing available to suit all budgets, and you will find a warm welcome in this beautiful, rural location in the Scottish Borders. Local anglers will be happy to offer you advice.
Fishing permits, tackle and equipment can be bought or hired from a number of shops in Kelso.