The Whiteadder

The Whiteadder
The River Whiteadder rises in the Lammermuir Hills and is fed from this high ground by the Bothwell, Moneynut and Dye Waters. Old Tweed Almanacs indicate that the Whiteadder was previously the foremost tributary of the Tweed. The Whiteadder Reservoir has eliminated the major variations in the flow after heavy rain. At Allanton The Blackadder joins just before the Whiteadder runs into its more dramatic and picturesque section through the high-sided valley in its run to join the Tweed. Hutton Mills Estate is roughly in the middle of this section with a mix of deep holding pools and faster runs.
Very happy with Carl's enthusiastic and knowledgeable introduction to the river suggesting the best lies. Attractive beat with plenty of space. Very enjoyable...
Steve Perry, Waterford, Herts
Development of the River
A lot has been done to improve the river and the fishing over the last few years. The first major breakthrough was the installation of a fish pass which has opened up an additional 16 miles of spawning and feed to migratory salmon and sea trout. The North Atlantic Salmon Trust and the Tweed Commissioners have done an enormous amount of work in buying out the netting stations on the Lower Tweed and this, together with the work being done internationally with regard to the Faroe sea fisheries and North Sea drift nets is greatly enhancing the salmon stocks entering the estuary. An improvement scheme to the beat has been carried out with the approval of the Tweed Commissioners, the Tweed Purification Board and the Nature Conservancy Council. The estate has had considerable improvements made to the fishing by installing groynes with further works planned.
Carl the Ghillie
Hutton Mills Estate Ghillie, ( that’s me )- Carl Hudson, who has a wealth of experience can also offer tuition to develop and improve your skills whether novice, amateur or seasoned angler.