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THE BEATS IN DETAILUpperannan
Royal Four Towns
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OTHER FISHINGRiver Annan Trust
Westlands Activity Centre
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FISHING SOUTHERN SCOTLAND?
RIVER ANNAN WEBSITE
Contains details of all the fishing available on the river
Change.orgThere is a petition on Change.org asking Roseanna Cunningham MSP to reconsider the restrictions on Salmon meantime until its actually backed up with some reliable data. PLEASE sign it even if you've not yet fished for Scottish Salmon
For the past 10 years the River Annan has been working with anglers to monitor the status of Grayling stocks on the river. This is has created an important data set that can inform fishery management on the river. To help is simple, join us on one of the dates below with either a fly rod or a float rod and enjoy a days fishing on one of the fisheries we allocate you.
We meet at Lockerbie Lorry Park, DG11 2SL, between 8am and 9am. Have a chat and a cup of coffee while you receive your beat allocation and then it is off to the river. All we ask is that the length of every fish (whatever species) to be recorded and if people have accurate scales for the weight to be recorded. We request that anglers submit their catch returns to us within 48 hours of fishing to allow data to be collected promptly.
The cost of fishing is £10 per angler with all proceeds going to the River Annan Trust.
When is it?
This years dates are as follows: Sun Nov 19th 2017; Sun Dec 10th 2017; Sun Jan 14th 2018 ; Sun Feb 11th 2018; Sun Mar 11th 2018.
For more information about fishing or accommodation contact Tony Donnelly on 01576 470600 or visit www.facebook.com/fishannan for updates.
If you are planning to attend one of the grayling days please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBCAM watching the Annan at Hoddom. See the height of the bottom half of Annan for yourself (ONLY in daylight!!) Hoddom Bridge Web Cam
Andy Dickson, Webmaster. 01683 300592. Mobile 07971 764022.
E-mail email@example.com for updates on conditions or where to get permits, or just for a chat about the Annan - afternoons or evenings are best.
NOT a morning person in the Sea Trout season (or any other time some would say)
He's done it again, George Littler, Applegarth Beat, Saturday, 10th June, 2017, Sea Trout this time
George Littler, Applegarth Beat, Monday, 5th June, 2017, 3 pounds plus fat as butter
Tim Wood, Applegarth Beat, Wednesday, 24th May, 2017,
Dave Dick, Applegarth Beat, Monday, 22nd May, 2017, 4 pound 23 inch on a dry Wickham
Gareth Davies, Applegarth Beat, Thursday, 18th May, 2017, another nice one
Mike France, Applegarth Beat, Wednesday, 17th May, 2017, another nice one
Don Brown, Applegarth Beat, Wednesday, 17th May, 2017, on a dry sedge
Dave Dick, Applegarth Beat, Wednesday, 17th May, 2017, 17 inch, 1.5 pound Sea Trout, Dry Wickhams fancy
Dave Dick, Upper Beat, Wednesday, 17th May, 2017, 17 inch, 2 pounds, Iron Blue Dun
Border Reivers are back from Wales - pillaging at least - and catching some crackers
Eric Woodward, Applegarth Beat, Monday, 15th May, 2017, 55 cms, (21.5 inches in real money) estimated 5 pounds
Dave Dick, UAAA Upper Beat, Saturday, 6th May, 2017, 3 pounds 11 ozs, and 21 inches, blue quill
Upper river 1 inch below dead summer low
First Springer of the year on Newbie Beat, Saturday, 5th March, 2016, 14 pounds, Black and red devon, Local angler Iain Graham
Dave Dick, 19 inch, 3 pounds 2 ounces, Kill Pool, Applegarth, 13th January, 2016, gold head pink nymph
Fishingtackle2u Harry Mckee. Belfast Angling Centre and Mckees Angling Centre. Belfast Tackle business, specially useful if you're thinking of heading across the sea - or even if you're not
Don't you love it. Steve Gold takes his wife Margaret fishing for Grayling on Royal Four Towns 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 previous British record. Well done Margaret
Legislation requires that NO Sea Trout be killed on the River Annan before the 1st June each year
Salmon will be catch and release all season in 2016. This will apply to nets and rods After the 1st June for the season 2016, the Annan District Salmon Fishery Board has decided that anglers may retain a MAXIMUM of two Sea Trout in any 24 hour period BUT that all Sea Trout over 3 pounds must be returned to the river unharmed
Of course not all the fish catchers in the river abide by the rules!!!
Davie with a 22lb hen salmon from the Kinnel on the Applegarth Beat. The fish was returned
Joan Shuttleworth, from Carlisle, 20lb caught on a Toby on river Annan, at Royal Four Towns
5 pound brown, Upper Annan, dry fly, about to be returned
Very Nice. Peter Wagner, Target Pool, Applegarth Beat, 16 lbs+
Tony Croft from Holt, North Wales reports having caught and returned a 12 pound salmon at Lochbrow, on Applegarth Beat. Fish took a size 10 "wee double"Silver Doctor
Ross Wardrope, Dryfeholm. The fish took a small orange pot belly pig copper tube fly fished on a fast sinking tip on a spey line.
20 pounds 4 ozs
George Rennick, 16 pounder, on a Cascade, Hoddom,
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