The Teviot is a swift flowing small stream flowing over a stone and rocky bed. The water can be peat stained making the spotting of the fish almost impossible. The fish are very free rising however and this is a great water to dry fly on warm days.
The banks are well vegetated with tussock grass and in the upper reaches just below the Lake Onslow dam there is easy access though the banks can be quite marshy in places.
With its large numbers of free rising fish this is a very good water to teach new anglers. But beware, the high altitude and flat land means this water is best fished in the warmer months and is subject to rapid weather changes.
Fish numbers and size
The Teviot holds large numbers of small brown trout up to about half a kilo. While there are bigger fish, these are rarer will be found in the best and often impossible to get to) lies.
The two most popular access routes are from Miller’s Flat and Roxburgh East, both off SH8. Both are good gravel roads but recommended for 4-wheel drive vehicles.