However, the Tweed's fame as a salmon river has meant that it has often been ignored for its other types of fishing. If interested in trout fishing in Scotland, the river offers both excellent brown trout and grayling fishing and provides a good year round sport with some good sized fish (2lb+) being caught regularly.
The Tweed from a few miles above Peebles down to Selkirk is known as Upper Tweed, set in some of the best scenery in the country. This section of the river also offers excellent salmon fishing at very reasonable rates (£40-£100) compared to the prime beats lower down the river which can be booked up year after year.
If considering an angling holiday in Scotland then the best of Upper Tweed's salmon fishing season is essentially the months of September, October and November. This section of the river is very water dependant and if early autumn enjoys heavy rainfall, September will encourage some summer salmon and sea trout into Upper Tweed. Autumn sees good numbers of fish begin to appear through the beats with October and November the best months for this section of the river. Fishing Upper Tweed at these times offers the salmon angler an opportunity to fish pools that are quite simply alive with fish of all sizes.
There is a website dedicated to Tweed fishing, with details of beats, availability/prices and recent catch returns along with daily river levels.