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Fishing in and around Peebles

Well known as "The Queen of the Scottish Salmon Rivers", the magnificent River Tweed runs through the heart of our Scottish Borders.

Although the River Tweed is most associated with internationally famous salmon and trout fishing, there is a wide choice of fishing available, such as perch, grayling, pike and roach fishing.

River fishing is Britain's biggest participation sport and The Scottish Borders has everything for the angler. 

The Tweeds' 97 miles of fishing regularly produces in the region of 10,000 fish per annum to the rod angler.

There is a disabled fishing platform on the Tweed in Peebles about halfway between the Tweed bridge and Fotheringham Bridge en-route to Hay Lodge Park on the south side of the river.

In Peebles some accommodation can provide excellent private fishing. There are no public 'rights to fish' in inland waters, but all river waters are under private ownership or municipal control, so check for details of rod licenses, close seasons and other restrictions.

The Tweed boasts one of the longest season of any Salmon River in Great Britain. The season begins on the 1st of February and runs right through to the 30th of November, with fishing available from Monday through to Saturday (no Sunday fishing). However the Upper Tweed (Peebles region) is best in the Autumn, September to November.

Beats close to Peebles include Dawyck, Glenormiston, Traquair and Lower Caberston.

The season for other types of fishing is 1st April to 30th September.

For more information on the fishing in the Peebles Region, including availability, booking and prices see