River Tweed 2020

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I was the one holding that fish and know the weight, as we weighed it. Now, as we all know pictures can be deceptive, so would anyone like to guess the weight, just for a bit of fun?
No cheating by looking on the Upper Caberstone daily reports please.

Just seen this , wish I`d seen it earlier to see if it confirmed the accuracy of the Tweed salmon weights published charts before I knew the weight. However ,checked it out anyway as it is a really good picture for getting an estimate of length ,being straight on and hands clearly visible that can be used as a reasonably close measure. It came in at around 35 ". The charts give the weight at around 16lb which indicates to me that length is a good way of estimating weights in the absence of scales.
 
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I was indeed the captor of No.3 a fine fish. I was slightly disappointed as you can probably hear in the video,that it didn't beat my PB to date of 25lb.I have been lucky enough to have caught a few fish around the 20lb mark and this guy looked way bigger than most of them. My first impression on seeing the fish in the net was I got a 30. Brian weighted it with a McLeans and all my fish over the years have been weighted with the same. If it said 25lb its 25lb. Its a PB for me on the Tweed, and so the search continues for that elusive 30lber.
Enjoy the video.


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A great fish, well done on its capture and release.
 

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I was indeed the captor of No.3 a fine fish. I was slightly disappointed as you can probably hear in the video,that it didn't beat my PB to date of 25lb.I have been lucky enough to have caught a few fish around the 20lb mark and this guy looked way bigger than most of them. My first impression on seeing the fish in the net was I got a 30. Brian weighted it with a McLeans and all my fish over the years have been weighted with the same. If it said 25lb its 25lb. Its a PB for me on the Tweed, and so the search continues for that elusive 30lber.
Enjoy the video.


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I seen the vid on your channel Simon ?? very well done sir ?? a cracking fish ??

Arnold
 

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Has the Jedburgh Association water on the Teviot done a bit better this year ? I haven't been for at least 5 years since the fall off in catches, but it was a good way of extending the season at a reasonable price.

Wading nearly to the top of chest waders in November at nearly dark with mist rising, is still in my memory - although only in the near slack water opposite the Kalemouth.

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Has the Jedburgh Association water on the Teviot done a bit better this year ? I haven't been for at least 5 years since the fall off in catches, but it was a good way of extending the season at a reasonable price.

Wading nearly to the top of chest waders in November at nearly dark with mist rising, is still in my memory - although only in the near slack water opposite the Kalemouth.

Thanks
I was informed of a late run in early November but of coloured fish. All are despondent about Teviot.

Change in run-timing suspected for Tweed. Maybe problem a bit deeper for Teviot.

Watch out for RTC news in January. 007
 

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There was a lot of decent fresh(ish) fish in amongst the a run in mid November
 
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Has the Jedburgh Association water on the Teviot done a bit better this year ? I haven't been for at least 5 years since the fall off in catches, but it was a good way of extending the season at a reasonable price.

Wading nearly to the top of chest waders in November at nearly dark with mist rising, is still in my memory - although only in the near slack water opposite the Kalemouth.

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Fishing off Eckford‘s rock ledges above Kalemouth my felt-sole waders give way and I went for a swim at +2’ at end-November. I used the supermarket bag trick to carry on.

I saw a JA rod play a salmon there so gently, it died in mid-stream after an hour.

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Fishing off Eckford‘s rock ledges above Kalemouth my felt-sole waders give way and I went for a swim at +2’ at end-November. I used the supermarket bag trick to carry on.

I saw a JA rod play a salmon there so gently, it died in mid-stream after an hour.

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I think I would go home if I fell in at the end of November. Did you use a bin liner on each leg?
 

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I think I would go home if I fell in at the end of November. Did you use a bin liner on each leg?
I was driving and had a pal with me.

Despite my special training, I’m a weak swimmer and I was well out in the river as the current got behind me.

I kept hold of the rod and used it as a lever. I had supermarket bags and spare socks.

I had those Diawa neoprene waders which were tight fitting.

Big fright though.

I heard the Eckford Beat is leased out but tenant is disappointed. Couldn’t happen to a nicer chap.

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