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 – 1st February to 30th November
Brown Trout – 15th February – 14th September
Grayling – 1st June to 31st March

Fly Spinner or Worm are the only baits permitted, subject to the following:
1st – 14th February – Fly only
1st February – 14th September – Fly, Spinner or Worm only
15th September – 30th November – Fly only
• There is no Sunday fishing •

Booking fishing

Day 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

 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Jan00
Feb001
Mar002
Apr100
May031
June100
July012141
Aug3218813
Sept164815
Oct3544
Nov-403
Dec-000
TOTAL:54463526

 Sea Trout

 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Jan00
Feb011
Mar001
Apr0242
May21559
June631073
July80912
Aug7462
Sept1000
Oct0010
Nov-300
Dec--00
TOTAL:24143615