Lees for sale

Coldstream Estate for sale    “From an old newspaper”
On the Tweed at Coldstream is Lees, a mansion and park that have been for a long while held by the Marjoribanks family. Messers Curtis and Henson of Mount street, London, are to dispose of the estate of about 750 acres. The fishing in the Tweed is the chief sporting feature, and there have always been eager competitors for the privilege of renting it for a season. Up-stream, on other estates is the Birgham and Sprouston waters, the records include the taking on the rod, nearly 100 years ago of a salmon weighing 69 3/4 lb .,which Mr W L Calderwood, in “The Salmon Rivers and Lochs of Scotland ” says is probably the heaviest fish ever caught with rod in Scotland. In 1886 a salmon 53ins. Long and weighing 57 1/2  lb., was landed at Floors and both the total catches and the weights in this part of the Tweed are impressive.

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