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FISHING SOCIETY

Welcome to the Ladykirk & Norham Angling Improvement Association. Our aim is to encourage residents and visitors alike to enjoy angling on the River Tweed whilst preserving wild stocks of brown trout and grayling by maintaining a catch and release and a barbless hook policy. .

LADYKIRK AND NORHAM ANGLING IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

The Ladykirk and Norham Angling Improvement Association was founded in 1922. We have two and a half miles of double bank fishing for trout and grayling on the lower Tweed above and below Norham.

The club membership is restricted to those who live in Norham or Ladykirk. We have about 25 members, including ladies and juniors. Under 15’s have to be accompanied by an adult. One of our members has also been in the Scottish International Team for the last 4 years

New members are welcome and may participate in our competitions and outings. We have 5 competitions on the river and 5 on a still water location each season. Please note that at some venues in England a UK rod license maybe required. Check www.gov.uk/fishing-licences for up to date information.

When using waders in the river, wading boot studs, inflatable fly lifejacket or similar are strongly recommended. Also, consider a wading stick. Safety is your own responsibility!

The ideal river level for fishing is 2ft or 0.61 meters or below. See below link for current levels. It is not advised to fish above this level especially when trying to wade to the islands.

http://apps.sepa.org.uk/waterlevels/default.aspx?sd=t&lc=9514

Permits for non-residents are £10 per day, £20 per week or £30 per season and are available from.

R G Foreman & Son Butchers,

8 Castle Street

Norham-on-Tweed

Northumberland

TD15 2LQ

Tel. 01289 382260

There is a fishing department within the butchers where various items of tackle are available for purchase. A list of fishing rules is printed on the rear of the permit.

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"Fly fishing may be considered the most beautiful of all rural sports." Frank Forester

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Residents should contact Secretary Mr. Jim Cameron, 53 Castle Street, Norham on how to join.

Club members also benefit from a discretionary discount when purchasing items of tackle from the butchers fishing department and their permits can also be renewed here.

Scorecards are available for river competitions and a tape measure is required to record fish lengths. (Photographs of caught fish are optional). The secretary will also provide information on how to attend away competitions.

Away competitions will have their own rules and safety regulations and these should be able to be checked in advance on their respective web sites.

If you would like more information on the Ladykirk & Norham Angling Improvement Association you can keep up to date either signing up for the village newsletter or using the Village Share section of the website for competition dates and current leader board.