River Tweed caught 6,814 salmon last season and 2,668 sea-trout.
The rods caught 6,382 of those salmon – an improvement on the 5,644 of the 2018 season, when near-drought conditions depressed catches from April through to September.
2,176 sea-trout were caught by the rods (817 in 2018) and the catches during the June to August period increased more than four-fold, with 1,572 being caught by anglers (373 in the hot summer of 2018).
The RTC’s Chairman, Hugh Younger, noted that, “Whilst salmon and sea-trout catches in 2019 were a distinct improvement on the depressed catches of 2018, the apparent emergent trend of a larger run of both salmon and sea-trout in the summer months has not counter balanced the absence of an autumn run. That said, Tweed remains the most productive salmon river in the UK.”
The RTC’s full Annual Report – including more stats and comment on salmon and sea-trout catches last season – will be published in early March following the RTC’s AGM on 2nd March 2020.