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Angler's Delight: Fishing Opportunities in the Scottish Borders and Bowden

Bowden House Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to stay for fishing enthusiasts, with some top fishing spots on its doorstep - notably the River Tweed. Known as the ‘King of Scottish salmon rivers’ it has produced more rod-caught salmon than any other river in Europe. This is the spiritual home of salmon fishing in Scotland and it’s right on our doorstep. If salmon isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other fishing opportunities, including excursions and fishing trips throughout the Scottish Borders.


1. The River Tweed - A Salmon Paradise:


The Tweed offers anglers ample opportunities to pursue the prized Atlantic salmon and Bowden House B&B’s close proximity to the iconic River Tweed makes it a prime place to stay for salmon fishing enthusiasts. The River Tweed is renowned for being one of the most prolific salmon rivers in the North Atlantic, drawing anglers from all over the world due to its generous open season, which extends from 1st February to 30th November.


The early months of the season see the arrival of the elusive springer salmon, while September to November marks the peak of the salmon runs - so get your bookings in now! Whether you prefer fly fishing or spinning, the River Tweed will provide an unforgettable angling adventure.


2. The Serene Ettrick Water - A Fly Fisher's Paradise:


For those seeking a more tranquil fishing experience, the Ettrick Water, a picturesque tributary of the River Tweed, is an ideal choice. Spanning over 12 miles, this river boasts 80 named pools, each offering a unique fly fishing opportunity. The Ettrick Water's easily accessible banks make it suitable for anglers of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned fly fishers.


With a salmon fishing season that stretches from February to November and wild brown trout fishing available from April to September, the Ettrick Water promises a calming escape full of fishing opportunities.


3. Yarrow Water - A Hidden Gem for Anglers:


Originating from the stunning St Mary's Loch, the Yarrow Water is another jewel of the Scottish Borders. This enchanting tributary, with its constant depth and 21 named pools, provides the perfect setting for fly fishing enthusiasts.


Fishing on the Yarrow Water offers a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a chance to reconnect with nature, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish Borders. From March to October, anglers can enjoy salmon fishing on the Yarrow, making it a destination worth exploring for a day’s fishing.


Bowden House B&B - The Perfect Place to Stay for Anglers and Fishing Enthusiasts


We cover all you need, so you can focus on fishing! With hearty breakfasts, packed lunches and ample storage for your fishing equipment, we ensure that you have everything you need for a successful and enjoyable fishing experience.


After a day of fishing, return to the comfort of Bowden House, where you can put your feet up and unwind with a delicious home-cooked meal. Book your stay for this season now!


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