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Fishing at The Yair

The Yair beat consists of 3 miles of right bank fishing bordering Peel to the top, approximately 300 yards above Ashiestiel Bridge, and Sunderland Hall to the bottom. The beat offers a wide variety of fishing and boasts some spectacular scenery. There are more than 16 named pools, of which most are easily accessible, and these are divided to allow fishing for 7 rods. Rods are let from the second last full week of September through to the end of November.

The fishing hut, which acts as the main meeting place in the mornings, overlooks the popular Boatpool in the middle of the beat and is also the best place for lunch, offering tea and coffee making facilities, gas hob and running water. Alan, the ghillie, who has been at The Yair for over 20 years and therefore knows the beat inside out, is always about to give advice and is known, most mornings, to have the kettle boiled in time for everyone’s arrival. For those without 4x4s, and therefore unable to directly access the bottom end of the beat, Alan is on hand to help.

The Yair is a family owned and run beat and there are no major restrictions in place. It is fly only with rods rotating at 1pm and midnight. Rod sharing is permitted.

We also offer superb, recently renovated holiday cottages, located a mere 5 minute walk from the fishing hut. This is subject to availability and at extra cost.

Rod Availability Calendar

Rods are available from September to November. You can view up to date availability calendars on Tweed Beats here.


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