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Opening of the River Nith salmon fishing season

February 25, 2021

Today we would normally be celebrating the first day of the River Nith’s salmon fishing season by getting together on the banks of the Nith to toast the river with a splash of whisky. Unfortunately, that has not been possible this year (Read More…)


Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors

February 23, 2021

TUESDAY 30th MARCH 2021 at 10am VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING The following matters will be considered:- – The activities of the Board for the year to 30.11.20 (detailed in the annual report). – Consideration of the annual report and accounts. – The proposed (Read More…)


River Nith salmon and sea trout catches 2020

January 20, 2021

The 2020 catch returns for salmon and sea trout have been received from proprietors and can be viewed here.


Covid-19 Update on Angling

May 28, 2020

Today, 28th May 2020, the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon announced the first phase of the easing of lockdown restrictions. This includes the resumption of outdoor sports such as angling as of 29th May 2020. For full guidance see notes from Fisheries Management (Read More…)


Covid-19 update – NDSFB and NCFT meetings

April 16, 2020

Due to the current policies issued by the Scottish and UK Governments in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic, all planned meetings of both NDSFB and NCFT are postponed until further notice.


Covid-19 – FMS advice regarding fishing

March 26, 2020

A number of Fisheries Management Scotland members have been in touch to ask whether fishing is included in the Government’s list of exercises permitted during the lockdown, or indeed whether all fishing should cease. The approach adopted by the UK and Scottish (Read More…)


Opening of the River Nith 2020 salmon fishing season

February 25, 2020

Tuesday 25th February saw the start of the salmon fishing season on the River Nith for 2020. This year’s opening ceremony was held by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch at the Drumlanrig Estate, Thornhill. Despite recent inclement weather, (Read More…)


Railway Landslip

February 18, 2020

The Dumfries to Kilmarnock railway line has suffered from a landslip recently which has resulted in the partial closure of the railway line.  The landslip has occurred on a section of railway between Portrack Viaduct and Auldgirth Village at a narrow section (Read More…)


2019 Catch Return Data

January 22, 2020

The salmon and sea trout returns for 2019 have been compiled from catch returns and there has been a slight improvement in numbers. Salmon and Grilse – 586 salmon and grilse were caught by rod and line and 158 by nets. Sea (Read More…)


Nith Conservation Policy 2020

January 21, 2020

The Nith District Salmon Fishery Board have considered their Conservation Policy for the 2020 season.  The Nith has been assigned Category 3 status which dictates that no salmon may be taken within the River Nith catchment or its estuary. For full details (Read More…)


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