River Tweed Commission

Established by Order under an Act of Parliament to protect the fish stocks in the Tweed River System


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Definition of a caught fish


The River Tweed Commission has adopted the following as policy for recording the Tweed rod catch and for Assessment purposes:-

A rod caught fish is one that has been hooked legally by rod and line, is under the control of an angler and is then either killed or returned alive to the water.

All caught fish must be recorded in the beat’s record book, except:

a) kelts (any salmon that have already spawned) and,
b) in the Spring only, sexually mature salmon from the previous year that
have not yet spawned (i.e. full of spawn or milt).


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Established by order under The Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006