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Kelso Angling Association offers some of the best grayling fishing in the UK. Grayling fishing is available at £5 per day or £25 for the season.

Nymphing for grayling at the Rabbit Braes

Where to fish: Very few local people fish for grayling but Teviot is very popular with visiting anglers. Grayling are found throughout the Kelso waters, there are resident shoals at the Maisondieu on Teviot and at the Anna (island) below Scurry Rock on Tweed. See the map page if you are unfamiliar with the waters.

Winter grayling fishing on Teviot

When to fish: Winter grayling fishing is available from 1st December until January 31st. Summer grayling fishing is also available using a trout ticket from 1st May until 31st August.

Tackle: Normal tackle is a 10' rod with a full floating line. It's best not to use a cast (tippet) of more than 2 or 3lbs to avoid spooking fish. Please wade carefully if you are unfamiliar with the river, particularly on Teviot which has many ledges with sudden drop offs.

Weighted nymph

Flies: In summer, grayling will be rising to surface flies and are easily tempted by Blue Winged Olive, Adams and Greenwell's Glory on size 12-14 hooks. In winter tungsten weighted nymphs bounced along the bottom will do the trick. As for colour, olive always works well on Tweed and Czech nymphs dressed with Hare's Lug should prove effective.

Method:  For comprehensive information on grayling fishing visit Phil Price's excellent site Grayling Hunter. Useful short articles to read on Phil's site are, Basics of Czech nymphing by Phil Price and Grayling Bugging by Steve Cullen.  

Visitors Permits: Available from local tackle shops Tweedside Tackle in Bridge Street  and Forrest's in The Square.

You must obtain a permit prior to fishing.

For the latest updates on grayling fishing check the news page.