We finally got our first serious cold spell for winter on the Tweed a week or so back, with the temperature the coldest it’s been in ages, and the river is in the best shape that I have seen for quite some time.
School mulloway are starting to show up with plenty of mullet in the river for them to harass and they are being caught pretty much everywhere, with the biggest ones being around one metre caught near the Maritime Museum. The bream are still spawning with some absolute crackers being landed off both walls. The incoming tide is firing at the moment, and as I mentioned last month the bream are loving the chicken and don’t bother with a conventional bait rig as a jighead works just fine.
The river’s holding a lot of small flathead with some truly monster fish being landed around the Tweed Hospital on big 7” Z-Man SwimmerZ soft plastics. The odd kingfish are also being caught in the mouth of the river with the sand pumping jetty the top spot to try.
Again there’s a lot of little tailor in the river, while the greenbacks are being landed off the beach around Fingal. When you drive to Fingal keep your eye out for a little stream that flows into the Tweed, it’s worth stopping for a squiz as there’s big barracuda in there smashing bait fish that are trying to get to the river. Very exciting stuff I reckon.
Outside has been fishing great. How would I know? I always have a chat to the locals on their way in and the other day I was totally blown away by the quality of pearl perch one crew had and one cod had an eye bigger than my fist. Well done boys.