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A Riverside Haven for Salmon Fishing Enthusiasts

15th November 2023

Nestled on the Scottish Border, Coldstream is a picturesque town that beckons travellers with its charming blend of history, natural beauty, and the allure of the legendary River Tweed. Renowned for its salmon fishing opportunities, Coldstream has become a sought-after destination for anglers seeking tranquillity, world class fishing and the thrill of reeling in the prize Atlantic salmon. In this article, we will explore the captivating allure of Coldstream, the majestic River Tweed, and the exciting world of salmon fishing that awaits enthusiasts along its banks.

Coldstream, a picturesque town on the Scottish Border, is renowned for its rich history and scenic landscapes. With a vibrant high street offering shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Discover the Hirsel Estate, once the seat of the Earls of Home, boasting a stately mansion and expansive grounds adorned with woodlands, gardens, and serene lakes. Adding to Coldstream’s allure is the Hirsel Golf Course, an 18-hole gem set against the backdrop of the Cheviot Hills. Golfers can enjoy a challenging round while surrounded by the estate’s natural beauty.

The River Tweed

Flowing majestically at the southern boundary of Coldstream, the River Tweed is one of the most prolific salmon rivers in the United Kingdom. Its crystal-clear waters, scenic landscapes, and diverse flora and fauna create an idyllic setting for a fishing expedition. The river is not only a source of natural beauty but also a testament to the ecological importance of preserving salmon habitats.

The River Tweed is famed for its salmon fishing, drawing anglers from around the world. Coldstream offers a variety of fishing experiences, catering to both seasoned anglers and novices alike. Local outfitters provide equipment, guidance, and even fishing permits, ensuring that visitors can easily immerse themselves in the world of angling.

The fishing season typically runs from February to November, with the peak season occurring in the summer months. Anglers can choose from various fishing methods, including fly fishing, spinning, and bait fishing. The anticipation of a mighty salmon taking the bait, the exhilarating fight to land the fish, and the satisfaction of a successful catch make salmon fishing in Coldstream an unforgettable experience. Learn more about fishing on the river Tweed here – www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Tweed/

Tweed Facts:

  • The Tweed is the second longest river in Scotland
  • It produces more fish caught to the fly than any other river in Britain
  • The river is 98 miles long and gains life from a staggering 1500 sq miles (4000 sq km) of border catchment area.

Remember: Make sure you have the correct permit and permission to fish on the River Tweed or any other river. Always get advice from a Ghillie, Angling Club or a local Guide.

Recognising the importance of sustainable fishing practices, Coldstream and the surrounding communities actively participate in salmon conservation efforts. Strict regulations, catch-and-release programs, and habitat preservation initiatives aim to ensure the long-term health of the River Tweed and its salmon population. You can learn more about conservation efforts here – www.rivertweed.org.uk/tweed-foundation/

While Coldstream is a haven for salmon fishing enthusiasts, there’s more to explore for those visiting with family members seeking a well-rounded experience. Visitors can enjoy riverside walks, world class events, explore historical landmarks across the Scottish Borders and Northumberland, discover captivating coastlines and indulge in local cuisine at charming pubs and restaurants.

Make it your own

Investing in a holiday home at Coldstream Holiday Park, above the banks of the River Tweed is an unparalleled opportunity for avid anglers and country sports enthusiasts alike. The River Tweed is renowned for its world-class salmon and trout fishing, offering a haven for those seeking the thrill of casting their lines in one of Scotland’s most iconic waterways. Imagine waking up to fresh country air and views of the river, stepping outside your door, and within moments, immersing yourself in the tranquillity of nature as you pursue your passion for fishing.

A holiday home at Coldstream not only provides a base with easy access to exceptional fishing experiences on the Tweed but also allows you to become part of a community that shares your love for country sports. The scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape and the rich cultural heritage of the area make it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. With the convenience of a dedicated space for storing your fishing gear and the flexibility to enjoy the river at your leisure, a holiday home at Coldstream promises an unmatched blend of adventure and relaxation for those who appreciate the finer aspects of country living. With holiday homes available from £46,000 on our brand new phase 3 development, let us help you find your very own fishing retreat in Scotland. For more information or to make an appointment, call us on 01890 234 955 or email sales@coldstreamholidaypark.com

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