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Dumfries Burgh Common Good Fishing

Contact: Dumfries & Galloway Council

Community & Customer Services
Municipal Chambers
Buccleuch Street
Dumfries
DG1 2AD

Tel: 01387 245953

Email: fishings@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Description:

Although the fishery extends some 8 miles or so, most activity is focused on about 2 miles of the Nith and 1.5 miles of the Cairn, double bank fishing with some minor restrictions.  Numerous holding pools and access to the water is good.  Proximity to the town allows easy access to amenities and much of the water is accessible from footpaths/walkways and nearby parking.


Dumfries & Galloway Angling Association

Contact: DGAA

Tel: 07730 134074
Email: secretary@dgaa.org.uk
Website: www.dgaa.org.uk

Description:

The association controls 17 miles of salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing on the River Nith and its major tributary the River Cairn.  With the exception of a few short stretches the fishing is on both banks.  Numerous holding pools and access to the water is good.


West Cluden Mill

Contact: Mr & Mrs Reid

West Cluden Mill
Irongray
Dumfries
DG2 9UW

Tel: 01387 720311
Email: lyne@reidltd.co.uk
Website: www.westcludenmill.co.uk

Description: 

Situated on the River Cairn.  Approximately 1 mile on one bank of private fishing.  Pools to cater for all anglers including a weir, cascading falls and shallow fast runs.  Fishing varies from long slow deep pools to fast white water fishing.


Rosehill

Contact: Savills

Guy Webb
Savills
28 Castle Street
Dumfries
DG1 1DG

Tel: 01387 263066
Email: Gwebb@savills.com

Description:

Approximately 1 mile of double bank fishing.  Offering easy wading to 8 excellent named pools. Privately owned, let by the week.  Fishing hut.  “Ghillie” available on request.


Cowhill

Contact: Savills

Guy Webb
Savills
28 Castle Street
Dumfries
DG1 1DG

Tel: 01387 263066
Email: Gwebb@savills.com

Description:

Exclusive private beat, double bank fishing, no access to visitors.


Portrack

Contact: Savills

Catherine Pritchard
Savills
28 Castle Street
Dumfries
DG1 1DG

Tel: 01387 263066
Email: CJPritchard@savills.com

Description:

Approximately 800 meters of double bank fishing and 800 meters of single bank fishing.  Offering excellent fishing in all water conditions.  Road access to the bank on both sides, fishing hut and “Ghillie” available on request.


Carsemains & Friars Carse

Contact: Friars Carse Hotel

Friars Carse Hotel
Auldgirth
Dumfries
DG2 0SA

Tel: 01387 740388
Email: fc@pofr.co.uk
Website: www.friarscarse.co.uk

Description:

Just under 2 miles of right bank fishing.  Offering a mixture of 17 pools.  A good riverside footpath allows anglers with mobility problems to fish some of the more productive pools without difficulty.


Ellisland

Contact: Mr G Gourlay

GM Thomson & Co
35 Buccleuch Street
Dumfries
DG1 2AB

Tel: 01387 254424
Email: george.gourlay@gmthomson.co.uk

Description:

Quarter mile stretch of single bank fishing.


Dalswinton

Tel: 01387 740279
Email: dalswintonsalmonfishing@btopenworld.com

Description:

2.5 mile of left bank fishing.  In general offers great variation presenting the best opportunity to cover fish in low, as well as high water conditions.  8 named pools, 4 fishing huts and 2 “Ghillies” available on request.


Blackwood

Contact: Savills

Catherine Pritchard
Savills
28 Castle Street
Dumfries
DG1 1DG

Tel: 01387 263066
Email:CJPritchard@savills.com

Description:

2500 meters of double bank fishing on a private estate.  15 main pools, lovely lies and sparking streams.


Barndennoch

Contact: Howard Rankine

Tel: 07759 498870

Description:

Private fishing, 200m single bank fishing.


Closeburn Castle

Contact: Mr Geoffrey Walter

Private syndicate

Description:

Private syndicate, mainly single bank fishing.


Barjarg

Description:

2500 meters of single bank fishing, it lies on the west (right) bank of the Nith.  Offers good wading, with no difficulties for anglers of all abilities.  The beat has 3 fishing huts.   The main hut situated beside the car park has facilities for heating food and coffee/tea etc. 6 named pools notable Trolly, The Caulback and Sandbed.  2 “Ghillies” available on request.


Drumlanrig

Contact: Buccleuch Sporting

Buccleuch Sporting
Queensberry Estate Office
Drumlanrig Mains
Thornhill
DG3 4AG

Tel: 01848 600283
Email: fgrant@buccleuch.com
Website: www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk

Description:

Approximately 7 miles of fishing.  The river broadens from a rocky gorge into a mainly gravelled riverbed with suitable pools and reaches offering good accessible fishing.  29 named pools.  “Ghillie” service and tuition are available on request. This includes the Boatford Beat which has 3.5 miles of mostly double bank fishing.  Offering a good mixture of deep holding pools, runs and flats which provide lovely lies.  18 named pools.  Easy access to the river as most of the roads and tracks take you to car-parking alongside the river.


Ryehill

Contact: Mr Hyslop

Ryehill Farm & Fishing
Sanquhar
Dumfries
DG4 6HW

Tel: 01659 50632
Email: rab@redrullion.co.uk
Website: www.ryehill-farm.co.uk

Description:

Idyllic 3/4 mile of single bank fishing comprising of 5 pools and 2 shelf pools.  2 fishing lodges.  Suitable for all ages.


Old Mains Fishing

Contact: Irene Celentano

Old Mains Cottage
Sanquhar
Dumfries
DG4 6LB

Tel: 01659 58119
Email: irene.oldmains@btinternet .com 
Website: www.fifecomputers.wix.com/nithfishing

Description:

3 kilometres of single bank fishing with 7 named pools and numerous runs, glides and streams.  Good riverside access allows anglers with mobility problems to fish some of the more productive pools without difficulty.  Fishing hut.  “Ghillie” services are also available if required.


Upper Nithsdale Angling Association

Contact: Kenneth McLean

61 High Street
Sanquhar
DG4 6DT

Tel: 01659 50241
Email: info@pollockmclean.co.uk

Description:

11 miles of mostly double bank fishing.  Mixture of rocky, fast flowing streams, coupled with long slow flats.  Over 50 named pools.  Allows the dedicated angler to try various methods on the beat allowing it to be fishing in all conditions.


New Cumnock Angling Association

Contact: Peter Bain or Bill Duncan

NCAA
9 Dalhanna Drive
New Cumnock
KA18 4EF

Tel: 01290 38820         Mob: 07766 133021
Email: newcumnockangling***@****gmail.com
Website: www.newcumnockangling.com

Description:

Double bank fishing.   No salmon or sea trout fishing.  Fishing for brown trout, grayling, perch and pike.  Slow stretches of water offering some good pools and streams.  The Club also offers fishing on two lochs – Creoch and Afton Reservoir)


Alderneuk

Contact: Alderneuk Fishery

Alderneuk Fishery
Waterside Farm
Terregles
Dumfries
DG2 9RZ

Tel: 07901 602020
Email: alderneuk@googlemail.com
Website: www.alderneukfishery.co.uk

Description:

Still water fishing.

Alderneuk fishery is a quiet family owned fishery ran by dedicated anglers.  The loch is spring fed resulting in extremely clear water allowing the angler to stalk top quality trout.  Offering fish from around the 3lb mark up to the leviathans that will rip the rod from your hands at 8lbs plus.  An average weight of 4lbs can be expected.  It goes without saying that the main stock consists of fully finned grade A rainbow trout.  To supplement these, blue, brown and tiger trout have also been stocked adding exciting variation to your catch.  Help is always at hand when you need some tackle advice or need to land that first big fish. There is even complementary tea and coffe to warm the dedicated angler. Even if you have forgotten something and need some tackle, an assorted selection is available at very reasonable prices


Drum Loch

Drum Loch has now come under the control of DGAA, and tickets are available from Reel’Em’In Tackle Shop and McMillans Tackle shop.  Both are on Friars Vennel Dumfries.

or when closed Tel: 07543399373

Email: Drum Loch, Facebook page

Description:

Still water fishing.

DGAA members must produce DGAA season ticket to receive reduced rate.  Tickets must be purchased before starting fishing.

 

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