Ednam House Hotel in Kelso, part of the Robert Parker Collection (RP Collection), known to be the most iconic fishing hotel in the UK is delighted to be welcoming Tweedside Tackle to their new home at 13 Bridge Street in Kelso. Moving across the road to the property owned by Ednam House, Tweedside Tackle will open their new shop on 30th May, with a relocation sale in their old premises from the 2nd May.
An important part of the ethos and culture at Ednam House has always been to work collaboratively with local businesses. With the natural synergy between Ednam House, situated as it is on the banks of the River Tweed, and Tweedside Tackle the long established fishing, shooting and country clothing shop, the two businesses complement one another perfectly.
Tweedside Tackle was opened in the early 80s and bought by Tim & Caroline in 2006. Tim has over 30 years’ experience in the international fly fishing tackle trade, and with 11 International Game Fishing Association world records between them, it’s no wonder that their business in Kelso is thriving, as Tim explains: “We are delighted to be able to take over this great property, it was the perfect time for us to make the move as the lease came up on our old shop. With the natural flow of good light, our new shop is ideal for us to display our stock, and by the very nature of our business we are that little bit closer to the River Tweed’s junction pool, arguably the most famous salmon pool in the world.”
With a successful online trade for those wishing to browse the array of stock Tweedside Tackle are able to offer, Tim also writes ‘Tim’s Tales, his blog of Fisherman’s tales together with imparting his extensive knowledge and experience of fishing to those who are both just starting out, and experienced.
The River Tweed has been famous for its salmon fishing since Roman times, with people travelling from all around the world to enjoy the experience of the sport and the stunning countryside. The Tweed Commissioners were set up by Sir Walter Scott, the world famous novelist and others in 1805, and the Tweed was the first river in the world to be managed for the benefit of the environment, and fish.
Margaret Livingstone-Evans, General Manager of Ednam House said: “We are really very pleased that we have been able to provide Tweedside Tackle with new business premises, and we very much look forward to having them as neighbours. I am sure that the new shop will suit their needs perfectly and help their business develop further. It is great to see local businesses doing well and we are always willing to offer our help to support the local economy in any way that we can. We wish them the very best of luck and will look forward to welcoming Tweed fishermen to both Ednam House and Tweedside Tackle, firmly putting Kelso on the fishing map.”
The hotel, which offers a range of fishing packages, has 32 guest bedrooms, restaurants and bars, a large banqueting and wedding suite together magnificent river bank gardens. The other hotels include Doxford Hall, Eshott Hall, Guyzance Hall in Northumberland, Dalhousie Castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh and The Wordsworth Hotel in the Lake District.