ANGLERS who fish on the River Tweed have raised nearly £2,000 for a Borders environmental charity.

Tweed Forum has netted the cash, thanks to online donations on FishPal.

The website provides information on where to fish, current conditions, latest catches and accommodation options in the region.

And visitors to the site donated £1,986 to one of its chosen charities – the Tweed Forum.

Tweed Forum director, Luke Comins said: “We’re extremely grateful to FishPal and all of the anglers who fish the Tweed and its tributaries for their support.

“Our work helps protect and enhance the building blocks upon which the fishery is based.

“These are challenging times for fish stocks just now so everything we can do to ensure the river is in as good health as possible is particularly important.

“We’re delighted that anglers recognise this and have decided to assist our work so generously.”

The organisation is involved in a number of projects to conserve and enhance the river system and its surroundings through habitat restoration, water quality improvement, invasive species control and natural flood management.

And much of its work is focused on improving the spawning and nursery streams of the river.

Mark Cockburn, CEO at FishPal, said: “It really is fantastic to see so many anglers taking the time to donate to this great initiative.

“Tweed Forum really does make a difference on the Tweed and being able to help in this way gives me great pleasure.

“Keep up the good work Luke and the team, and thanks again to all anglers who kindly donate whilst booking their fishing with us.”

The public can donate online to the ongoing work of Tweed Forum at