All Beats contact numbers etc
THE BEATS IN DETAILPassport
Royal Four Towns
Hoddom Caravan Site
OTHER FISHINGRiver Annan Trust
Westlands Activity Centre
OTHER STUFFMet Office
Multi Map of the area
FISHING SOUTHERN SCOTLAND?
RIVER ANNAN WEBSITE
Contains details of all the fishing available on the river
MOST of the beats on the Annan now do Grayling permits during the winter months. Day, week, or in some cases season permits are available for individual beats
In June, July and August 2013 there will be various fishing days, for ladies and juniors, with qualified instructors, on Hoddom Beat. Organised by the River Annan Trust and Fishpal Details Here
The books of tokens cost £25 and contain 10 tokens valued at £2.50 each. At this time most of the Annan tributary fishings cost 2 tokens per day (£5) and the longish stretch of the River Milk at Whitehill costs 3 tokens (£7.50). Costs go up later in the season when there are Sea Trout and Salmon in the tributaries, but at all times under the passport scheme ALL species are totally catch and release
For further particulars please contact Nick Chisholm at the Fishery Board Office 01576 470600, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go direct to Fishannan at Fishpal.com and ignore the impression that a book of tokens lasts for a week. It doesn't, it lasts for the whole season so you can use them anytime it's legal to fish during the season (not Sundays and not after 15th November. Season Extension only applies to the Main River Annan NOT tributaries)
Benjamin Wagner from Lockerbie, fishing Hoddom, Saturday, 21st April, 2012, 16 pound Spring Salmon, 3 long tailed sea lice, on a cascade variant. Returned
Trevor Heyliger, Applegarth Beat, Thursday, 12th April, 2012, 21 inches wild Brown Trout, March Brown emerger, in heavy rain after hail
Brian Stanley looking suitably pleased after an epic battle with a 24 ½ inch VERY wild Brownie on Annandale Estate's middle Beat yesterday, March Brown Dun. Five pounds plus but in very good nick - maybe 6.
Especially since a few minutes earlier it was in a tree!
There are a few springers in the Annan each year. Here's one, 8 pounds, being returned. Iain Graham, Newbie, opening day, 25th February, 2012
Here's another,George Renwicks first ever Annan Springer and a belter at around 20lb, complete with sea lice, caught and returned on the Dukes Pool at Hoddom
And another,Cliff Barnes 12lb and was the first salmon of the season which he caught on his third cast at Newbie on Saturday.
Don't you love it. Steve Gold takes his wife Margaret fishing for Grayling on Royal Four Towns on Saturday 26th February, 2011, and guess who catches a 4 pound 1 oz Grayling!! With independent witnesses, good scales etc that would be a pound over the present Scottish record, and only a couple of ounces short of the British record. Well done Margaret
John Arkwright, fishing Applegarth near Millhousebridge on Saturday, 28th January, 2012 had Grayling of 2 pounds and 3 pounds long trotting. This is the smaller one. Meanwhile another angler, Kenny Halley, fishing near the top of the beat had an epic struggle on fly with a lady of 3 pounds 4 ozs, which he videoed, only he didn't cos the camera was set just a little too high. You may have heard the screams of anguish coming down the wind when he realised!!!
Jim Loudon, 3 pounds 5 ounces, Personal Best, Applegarth Beat, Friday, 3rd February, 2012
Lost a Grilse on Upper Beat in the morning, 7th July, 2011 and moved to Applegarth. Rapala at Fourmerkland 20 pound salmon and it is a corker!!
Emily about to release her 20 pounder, Hoddom, 11th September, 2010, Admiral Nelson
"A cracker" 5 pound bar of silver from Applegarth Thursday, 16th September 2010. Caught by Jim Marrs on a Cascade tied by Malcolm Davis
16 pounds, Saturday 6th November, 2010, Paterson's Stream, Upper Annan, Malcolm Davis, size 8 Cascade
Nigel Wilson, from Oxon, 15 pounds 2 ozs, caught on Hoddom, 5th October, 2010, under Spey casting tuition from Keith Snow Annan and Borders Flyfishing
Of course not all the fish catchers in the river abide by the rules!!!
The current Scottish record Chub was caught on the Annan in 1999, see Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling and only a couple of miles away Scottish record Carp, Tench and Bream, have all come from Scotlands Premier Coarse Fishery, Castle Loch, Lochmaben. the only fishery to have ever held three national records (Scottish) at the same time. Currently it holds the Scottish Record Tench and the Scottish Record Bream and has just recently lost the Scottish Record Carp title which was held for over 5 years. To put it into perspective that's FOUR Scottish record fish from an area about 3, maybe 4 miles across.
Scotlands Premier Coarse Fishery, Castle Loch, Lochmaben.
Now holding three Scottish records. The only fishery in Britain to hold three records.
Dormont Lake Coarse fishery between Lockerbie and Annan, map on their page. Run by the guys at Scottishproanglers who are deeply involved in angling for special needs, angling for kids, fishing in schools programmes, and special teaching days. They are all about professional qualifications and caring and deserve support
FishAnnan.co.uk Online booking service with a credit card and its DONE. You can also get messages sent to your mobile about river heights, fish catches etc etc. It's kinda advanced!! Check it out. They also take 'phone bookings on 01573 470612. There is a booking fee and a VOLUNTARY donation to the Annan Fishery Trust
Annan and Borders Flyfishing Keith Snow is a fishing instructor/guide based in Annan. Can arrange a fishing holiday package with instruction, guiding, tackle and safety equipment or whatever combination you require. Seems he's an ex cop - there's a lot of us about!!
Damselflyfishing Sue McNiven - Flyfishing guide and instructor
Monteith Salmon Fishing Services Jock Monteith - Monteith Salmon Fishing Services is Scotland's leading salmon fishing guiding service and provider of salmon fishing holidays on all Scottish Salmon rivers
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