Gathering itself near the source of the Tweed, the Annan flows 35 miles south-west via Beattock and Lockerbie to the Solway Firth. It is not a spring salmon river of importance but it can provide good sport in the summer and autumn with these fish. Like other Solway rivers, it can produce excellent results with sea trout in June and July. Middle beats, such as Hoddom, are the most highly rated. In its lower reaches, sluggish by Scottish standards, it holds chub, some said to be very large though none recently evident. One of 101 lb was accepted as the British record for some years before being disbelieved. After its first 15 miles, the Annan flows through agricultural land, rich brown land which means that spates colour the water to the extent that worm is usually the only bait to produce results at such times.
SOS: Feb 25-Sept 9 (Net); Feb 10-
Nov 15 (R&L)
Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries &
GallowayTSf21 miles of
Newbie estates waterfrom
DT: (L6)K(T. Nelson, Newbie Mill,
Annan) or ATS (Annan)Feb 20-
Ecclefechan, Dumfries, Dumfries &
GallowayTS-13 milesfrom Milk
Lockerbie, Dumfries, Dumfries &
Applegirth Estate Water (Ticket includes sections on Kinnell and
Dryfe Waters) AB
WT: A (A. Wright, Clock House,
Millhouse Bridge, Lockerbie)g
Lockerbie, Dumfries, Dumfries & GallowayTSTS41 milesfrom Shillahill bridge to Smallholm Burn (includes section known as Royal FourTowns Fishings)BB DT: (L20)and WT: (L30)ARO (Commissioners of Royal Four Towns Fishings, Glenelg, High Tae, Lockerbie, Tel: Lochmaben 220 or Castle Milk Estate Office, Norwood, Lockerbie, latter closed Sat) =Feb 25-Nov 15 (S); Mar 15-Oct 6 (T) e Moffat, Dumfries, Dumfries & GallowayTS4 milesfrom Meeting of the WaterstoCogrie Railway BridgeBB DT (not after Sept 15): ATS (Sports Shop, High Street, Moffat)P (Red House, Wamphray)H (Beattock House Hotel, Beattock)
St. Mungo Parish, Dumfries, Dumfries & GallowayTS 2 miles from Williamworth Bridge to Beckford (known as the Castle Milk Water) LB
DT: ARO (Castle Milk Estate Office, Norwood, Lockerbie. Closed Saturdays)e Wamphray Moffat, Dumfries,
Dumfries & GallowayTS4 miles atWamphrayRB
DT: AH (Red House Hotel,
Wamphray Moffat)=Feb 25-Nov 15e
Available fishing on these is listed below. Most offer trout, occasional salmon and equally occasional chub.
Lockerbie, Dumfries, Dumfries &
GallowayTST 8 miles consisting of 1 mile below
Kettleholme Bridge and 7 miles above Scroggs Bridge
DT: ARO (Castle Milk Estate Office,
MOFFAT WATER Moffat, Dumfries, Dumfries & GallowayT} milefrom Drumcrief Bridgeto Meeting of the WatersLB
Salmon: 51-8-OJ J VarrieNov1929 Trout: 9-2-0 P Helm Aug 1961 Chub: 10-8-0 DrJ Acameron (fly) 1 “thisfish was formerly the British record but has since been struck from the list by the Record Committee. A chub of 6 lb 2 oz taken from the Annan in Aug 1969 is the unofficial Scottish record.
Dtfnot afterSept 15): ATS (Sports Shop, High Street, Moffat)P (Red House Hotel, Wamphray)H (Beattock House Hotel, Beattock)tf Moffat, Dumfries, Dumfries & GallowayS5 miles at Moffat BB “Craigiebum Hotel, Moffat PALMOODIE BURN A small tributary of the Annan near Moffat which offers some trout fishing.
Moffat, Dumfries, Dumfries & GallowayTNear Moffat -Craigieburn Hotel, Moffat Annick Water. See R. Irvine Ardle.SeeR.Tay