Spring Salmon Conservation on Tweed

We would like to advise anglers of a Total Catch-and-Release for the 2014 Spring season which applies to the whole of the Tweed River system. 


Spring Salmon form separate and distinct stocks on Tweed. It is imperative to ensure adequate reproduction so that the stocks can sustain themselves. The recent evidence is that, even with the River’s previous Spring Conservation Measures, barely enough Spring Salmon get through to fully stock their spawning grounds; in some years there may have been insufficient numbers. To allow the Spring fish to achieve their best spawning potential it is necessary that all caught fish be returned, unharmed, to the water. Evidence from previous tagging showed that only a very small proportion of released fish are caught a second time.

Please follow the link for all the latest news on the Tweed Spring Salmon code from The River Tweed Commission

Spring Salmon Photographs. If you are taking a photograph with your prized spring fish, the best shots are typically in the water, holding the fish horizontally in or just above it, before you return it – read more

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