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River Nith Winter Grayling Competition

November 12, 2013

1st & 2nd March 2014 at Friars Carse Hotel   A grayling fishing competition is to be held at Friars Carse Hotel on 1st and 2nd March 2014.  The competition is fly only.  The winner will be announced at 2pm on Sunday (Read More…)

Abbreviated Board Meeting Report 11th December 2012

October 1, 2013

The Nith Board and their staff are busy with the task of managing the river and its stocks of salmon and sea trout.  Whilst engaged with the many facets of modern fisheries management it is often all too easy to forget that (Read More…)

Nith weekly fishing report – 16th – 21st Sept

September 24, 2013

Nith Fishing Report for week 38 (16th – 21st Sept) – a total of 85 salmon and grilse were reported to us as having been caught on the River Nith last week. This included 27 from the Burgh Water, 12 from DGAA, (Read More…)

River diversion on the Nith

August 15, 2013

The course of the River Nith was altered at Kier’s Greenburn Surface Coal Mine near New Cumnock, during the second week of August 2012.  This was the first of two planned diversions of the river to facilitate the extraction of coal beneath (Read More…)

Robin Rigg report by Marine Scotland

August 13, 2013

Marine Scotland recently published a report on the potential influence of Robin Rigg Wind Farm on Atlantic salmon abundance in the rivers to the east of the farm.  Using rod catch data and juvenile salmonid data they found that there were no (Read More…)

Fishing days at Drum Loch

August 7, 2013

participate in a day’s angling tuition on a local trout fishery.  This year, Dumfries High School and Wallace Hall Academy took up the offer and enjoyed a day’s fishing on Drum Loch.  The weather was kind to them and a few fish (Read More…)

Helping Hand

August 5, 2013

The Trust and Board’s staff has been planting out hatchery reared stock recently into areas of the catchment that have been assessed previously and require this management intervention.  The stocking of fry is one of those tasks in the year which lends (Read More…)

Fish death investigated

July 6, 2013

A concerned local angler reported a couple of dead fish upstream from Auldgirth Bridge earlier today and we went out with the angler to investigate.  On retrieving and examining the two sea trout, it is thought that they have both died of (Read More…)

Continued Professional Development

July 5, 2013

The Board and Trust take their responsibilities to their employees with regard to training very seriously and as such continue to train members of staff to enable them to do the tasks required of them.  Trained staff are more confident and comfortable (Read More…)

Celtic Sea Trout Project Meets in Dumfries

June 24, 2013

On Tuesday 11th June the management group of the Celtic Sea Trout Project met in Dumfries and gave a series of talks to invited representatives of the rivers around the Solway Firth.  Anglers, owners and fishery managers were given presentations on the (Read More…)

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