Established 1807

The River Tweed Commission


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

The River Tweed Commission (formerly the River Tweed Commissioners) is charged under The Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006 with the general preservation and increase of salmon, sea trout, trout and other freshwater fish in the River Tweed and its Tributaries, and in particular with the regulation of fisheries, the removal of nuisances and obstructions and the prevention of illegal fishing. The area of jurisdiction extends five miles out to sea and includes the coastline between Cockburnspath and Holy Island. Powers under the above legislation are granted to the Commission to fulfil these duties.

Tweed salmon and trout

Wild Fisheries Reform

- Scottish Government Consultation and Proposals to Reform Fisheries Management here

Guidance for  stocking of Tweed Waters

Tweedline telephone access to river levels

Keep Alien Species out of Tweed

Keep Disease out of Tweed (pdf 470k)

Gyrodactylus precautions. If your fishing equipment has been abroad, The River Tweed Commission require you to disinfect it before you fish on Tweed and confirm that you have done so.
Download the declaration forms from the Gyrodactylus page:

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