The Tweed Foundation

The Tweed Foundation 

for the good of the river

 

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The Tweed

“Tweed” (never “The Tweed”) is a world-renowned Salmon fishing destination, and also has a reputable Sea-trout fishery in the late Spring, Summer and early Autumn. Brown trout fishing is also popular, and the Tweed Foundation’s work on all freshwater species in the catchment aims to increase understanding and help successfully manage all of these stocks.

The Tweed catchment covers 5,078 square kilometres . The length of the main stem – from Tweed’s Well to the estuary at Berwick Upon Tweed – is 156 kilometres but the catchment consists of many more rivers and burns than just the main stem: it is made up of nine major sub-catchments, and hundreds of kilometres of minor burns; the Tweed Foundation’s work encompasses all of this water.

The River Tweed is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) along its main stem and is also included within the River Tweed Special Area of Conservation (SAC) proposed under the EC Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Flora and Fauna (the “Habitats Directive”), for its biological interest, including River lamprey, Brook lamprey, Sea lamprey, European otter, Atlantic Salmon and, as a watercourse, characterised by Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion communities.
 

Map of the Tweed District

Map of the Tweed District

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A Charitable Company registered in Scotland No. SC366380        Registered Charity No. SC011055