Fishing – the Tiptoe Beat

Description
The Orchard Cottage is uniquely situated only 200 yards walk from the River Till, down a fairly steep track. The river
flows through the beautiful wooded valley before joining The River Tweed junction 2 miles downstream.
The Tiptoe beat is approximately 1 mile on the right bank and 2 – 3 rods can be booked exclusively. There are no time
restrictions on fishing, and you can come and go as you please.

Known primarily as a sea trout and salmon river, there is also a healthy natural stock of brown trout and grayling. – see
The River

The fishing can be described as “wild” because the surroundings are unspoilt, it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for
plants and wildlife, and is managed accordingly. It is best suited to the able bodied and the experienced fisherman.
Tiptoe has been awarded “Britain’s Most Beautiful Farm 2006” This award recognises all the environmental work that is
carried out on the farm .
The Till, although in England, is a tributary of the Tweed and is governed by The Tweed Commissioners and the Tweed Angling Code (copy available). An Environment Agency rod licence is therefore not required.

Instruction & Guiding Available
Fishing Instruction and/or a Tiptoe Beat First Day Introduction can be arranged through Bob Smith.
For more information on the lessons, tuition, courses and guiding that Bob can provide please visit: http://bobsmithflyfishing.co.uk

Facilities
At the Farm there is a lockable Tackle Room with a catch record book, rod racks , hooks and hangers and plenty of room for bags , tackle and waders etc.
There is a hut in the middle of the beat and benches at either end – places to meet and rest!

Publicity & Articles
Fly Fishing & Fly Tying (PDF)
Peter Lapsley on the benefits of short fishing breaks
General information on Fly Fishing

Seasons
Migratory Trout and Salmon – 2nd February to 30th November
Brown Trout – 16th February – 14th September
Grayling – 1st June to 31st March

Fly Spinner or Worm are the only baits permitted, subject to the following:
2nd – 14th February – Fly only
2st February – 14th September – Fly, Spinner or Worm only
15nd September – 30th November – Fly only
• There is no Sunday fishing •

Tweed Angling Codes
Fishing on the Tweed is fun activity for everybody and we are keen to ensure happy fishing for years to to come. Below are the rules for fishing on the tweed, some are legal and some agreed by Angling Clubs and The River Tweed Commission. Reading and practising these rules and guidelines will help keep the river healthy and anglers happy.

Tweed Angling Code for Salmon and Sea Trout
Tweed Angling Code for Trout
Tweed Angling Code for Grayling
SS Measures Code 2016

Booking fishingDay lets can be booked when you book the cottage.

Day Let Fishing (if not staying in the cottage)

Separate day rods if you are not guests at The Orchard Cottage to book on line on Fishpal. Rods can also be booked direct by telephoning (01890) 883060 or mobile 07974 416692 or on-line.

Catch Records

Salmon and Grilse

 201120122013201420152016
Jan0
Feb01
Mar02
Apr00
May31
June0011
July1214125
Aug1881329
Sept48152
Oct5441
Nov403
Dec000
TOTAL:46352616

 Sea Trout

 201120122013201420152016
Jan0
Feb11
Mar01
Apr242
May155952
June3107358
July091225
Aug462221
Sept0001
Oct010
Nov300
Dec-00
TOTAL:1436151510