Figures show that salmon catches in the River Tweed are up 40% on the previous year.
A report by the River Tweed Commission shows that a total of 20,316 salmon were reported caught last year, up from 14,566 in 2012.
Chairman Dougas Dobbie put the increase down to a late run of exceptional catches, due to the autumn rainfall.
The Tweed Commission will go through the report at their AGM at the Cross Keys in Kelso at 9.30am this morning (3rd March).
The meeting is open to the public for the first time.
The Environment Agency is revisiting a Cumbrian lake where hedgehog shaped refuges were installed last year to help protect fish stocks.
Bassenthwaite is the first English lake to use the spiky constructions which provide shelter and a safe haven from predators.
A remote control boat will help monitor how well they are working.
Four fishermen were airlifted to safety on Saturday evening after their vessel began to sink 26 miles north east of Tynemouth Piers.
The Maryport-registered Rachel Jayne IV issued a mayday call at about 4.50pm. Humber coastguard sent an RAF helicopter and RNLI lifeboat to the scene.
– MSP Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire, Labour
“Illegal cockle fishing in our area has been a major problem recently and it is right that the Police and other agencies clamp down on the exploitation of foreign workers by criminal gangs in our area.
"This is a major multi-agency operation involving 150 personnel and sends a clear signal to criminal gangs that their actions will no longer be tolerated.”
– MP Russell Brown, Dumfries and Galloway, Labour
"“The people the gangs use to illegally fish are risking their lives out on the Solway Coast.
"These are dangerous waters at any time, but especially since they usually operate at night.
"This has all the makings of a tragedy waiting to happen and we need to prevent them being exploited.”
Two local politicians have welcomed an operation on the alleged exploitation of foreign workers employed in the fishing industry.
The exercise was carried out across the region this morning by police and various other UK agencies.
Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown and Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray, both Labour, say that iIllegal cockle fishing in the region has been a major problem with gangs often using foreign workers to obtain the cockles.
– Chief Superintendent Gary Smal, Dumfries and Galloway Police
“Over 150 personnel from Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary and these partner agencies were involved in the operation.
“I can confirm that we are currently co-ordinating welfare and support arrangements for 17 foreign nationals located during this morning’s searches.
"These individuals came to the UK from The Philippines, Sri Lanka and Indonesia to work in the fishing industry.
"We are at an early stage of a large scale and complex enquiry."
A major operation to crack down on the human rights of foreign workers has taken place in Dumfries and Galloway and Cumbria.
It involved around 150 officers from various agencies, including the police, the UK Border Agency, the Coastguard and the Serious Crime Unit.
Warrants were issued at business and residential premises around Annan, and on board a number of trawlers in Silloth.
Police say the exercise is part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged exploitation of foreign workers in the fishing industry.