Advice & Rules  
  What to bring  

A double handed salmon rod of 12' – 15’

A Switch Rod can be effective in low water

A range of different density sinking lines, or multi-tip fly line.

Suitable leader material 15-25lb breaking strain.

A range of tube flies in the 1”-2” sizes. (aluminium and copper)

Flies in smaller sizes for low water conditions.

Chest Waders, Wading Jacket and good multi-layering clothing.

A life jacket, wading stick, eye protection and a hat/cap are essential.

  Where to stay  


The Caddon View, Innerleithen. t: 01896 830 208

Corner House Hotel, Innerleithen. t: 01896 831 181

Clovenfords Hotel, Clovenfords. t: 01896 850 203

Clovenfords Hotel

Bed & Breakfast

Glede Knowe Guest House, Innerleithen. t: 01896 831 511

Glede Knowe Guest House

Helen's B&B (overlooks the beat)

26 Peebles Road, Walkerburn. t: 07368264322

Self Catering

Innerleithen Holiday Lets t: 01896 830711 or 07963930585


  Caberston beat rules  

Rods are let subject to the Beat Rules as follows:

  Fishing Rules      

Rods are let subject to these Beat Rules.

  • Please do not arrive arrive before 9 AM. This is to allow for the daily disenfection of the Bothy as part of our Covid 19 program.
  • Rods will fish the Beat in rotation organized by the Ghillie who will hold a draw at the start of each day. Rods fishing for more than 1 day will continue in the rotation as per the draw on their first day. Changeover is at 1pm and the end of the day during BST and 12pm and the end of the day during GMT. No fishing is allowed during the hours of darkness and rods must be off the water no later than 1 hour after sunset and may not start fishing again until 1 hour before sunrise. Please will the last person to leave ensure that the hut is locked and shuttered and that the gates are closed behind you on the way out.
  • Spinning is allowed when conditions dictate until the 14th September, from the 15th September onwards it is Fly only.
  • Hooks/Flies: Maximum hook size permitted on the Beat is size 6. We strongly recommend the use of barbless or de-barbed, double or single hooks, to ease the un-hooking of fish.
  • Keeping fish: It is a Beat policy to encourage a healthy return of spawning stock. Please therefore release as many fish as possible, particularly the larger fish and the hens. However, each rod may if they wish, keep up to 1 Salmon that he or she has caught provided they are under 10lbs and fresh, after which all fishing must be on a catch and release basis.
  • From the 15th September, ALL Hen fish must be returned.
  • All coloured or gravid fish must be returned. Please when returning your fish, where possible, keep your fish in the water at all times. All nets must be of the knotless variety and no gaffs or tailers are permitted. All fish caught (including those released) must be entered in the Record Book in the fishing hut.
  • Access: Please access the beat using the new road via the gate beside the school on Caberston Road. Anglers fishing the Bridge Pool from the left bank may park on the area of hard standing close to the turreted house. Anglers fishing the right bank will be transported by the Ghillie using our Kawasaki Mule unless they wish to walk. (Please would all anglers ensure they close all gates after them).
  • Safety: All rods fishing the Beat are required to wear a lifejacket and eye protection glasses and to use a wading staff. Failure to do so is entirely at your own risk. Fishing in remote areas and especially in cold conditions carries a higher than normal degree of risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically fit for this type of activity and that you inform us in writing if you have any condition we should be aware of in order to be able to minimize these risks and maximize your safety and enjoyment.
  • General: Rods are expected to behave and fish in a sporting manner and in accordance with these Rules and the Tweed Commissioners’ recommendations and regulations. Anyone considered by the Ghillie to be behaving in an unsporting manner or who does not comply with these Rules will be asked to leave and no refunds will be given.
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