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Annandale Estate Fishings

The Estate Office,
St. Annís,
Lockerbie,
Dumfriesshire.
DG11 1HQ

Telephone 01576 470317 (Office hours Mon to Fri)
E mail mail@annandaleestates.co.uk

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Location

Upper Annan, Johnstonebridge

Summary

Five year average: 84 salmon/grilse and 73 sea trout
1.7 miles downstream and 4 miles upstream from Johnstonebridge
Maximum day rods: 10
Prices: £10 per day prior to 15/9, £25 thereafter (10 Day tickets available)
Season permits for the early season (25th Feb to 15th September) £70
Season permis for the Late season, i.e. 15th September to 15th November are sold out
Grayling permits £8 per day

The Annandale Estates fishing is situated around Johnstone Bridge on the upper part of the River Annan.

The beat is some 5.5 miles long and has approximately 10 named pools. Much of the fishing is set in amongst picturesque mature woodlands and pastoral land. The river is relatively narrow on this beat and so responds best to anglers who can be very quiet in their approach to pools. Although on the upper part of the river the relative shortness of the River Annan means that fresh salmon and sea trout are caught here (occassionaly tide liced).

The best salmon fishing is to be had from September onwards on a falling river whilst sea trout will be present in good numbers from June onwards. Spring can be very good on this water for very large wild brown trout (fish of up to 5lb are not uncommon) and the winter months provide some excellent grayling fishing with fish up to 3 3/4lb having been caught in recent years.

Catches on this beat, in common with most of the Annan, have been steadily increasing for a few years despite the very light angling pressure that it receives. It is not uncommon for and angler to have the full 5.5 miles of the beat to themselves particulary during the earlier part of the season and on weekdays.

In general the wading is very easy but a note of caution here as the shallow nature of the water makes it very easy to spook fish if anglers are not careful.

The most successful fisherman on this part of the river are those that wade as little as possible and use the abundant bank side cover to their advantage.

Purchase 5 day tickets for yourself in one booking and receive the 6th day free. Please contact the Estate Office 01576 470 317 for this offer once the 5 days have been booked.

Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse

Year

'02 '03 '04 '05 '06 Average 2007
January 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
February 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
March 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
April 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
May 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
June 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
July 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1
August 0 0 12 0 0 2.4 1
September 25 0 32 0 23 16.0 8
October 40 1 45 33 22 28.2 26
November 56 25 38 41 28 37.6 24
December 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 -
Total 121 26 127 74 73 84.2 60


Sea Trout

Year

'02

'03

'04

'05

'06

Average

2007

January

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

February

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

March

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

April

0

0

0

0

1

0.2

0

May

2

1

0

34

5

8.4

1

June

25

22

9

17

17

18.0

3

July

63

52

11

20

10

31.2

10

August

17

13

2

13

5

10.0

16

September

0

0

0

1

2

0.6

1

October

0

0

0

0

15

3.0

1

November

0

0

0

8

0

1.6

-

December

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

-

Total

107

88

22

93

55

73.0

32

ANNANDALE ESTATES FISHINGS
CONDITIONS SALMON AND TROUT RULES
1. Salmon & Sea Trout Season 25th February to 15th November. Brown Trout Season 15th March to 30th September.
2. All Salmon to be returned to the river before 1st June. All coloured fish must be returned. All Sea Trout and Brown Trout to be returned at all times. All Rainbow Trout must be killed.
3. Night fishing permitted from 1st May to 31st August, at all other times Anglers must be off the water 1 hour after sun set.
4. Anglers must carry permit at all times and show it to authorised bailiffs and other season permit holders when requested.
5. Fly, spin or worm fishing only.
6. Anglers must take a step per cast when others are waiting to fish.
7. No dogs, no fires, no camping and take all litter home.

GRAYLING RULES
1.No closed season but suggest no fishing between 15th March and 1st July to allow fish to spawn and recover.
2. No fish over 2 lb or under 11 inches may be killed. No more than 1 brace to be taken per day.
3. Anglers must carry permit at all times and show it to authorised bailiffs and other season permit holders when requested.
4. A Salmon and Trout season ticket covers Grayling angling during the period it is valid.
5. Fly or float fishing with worm or maggot only. No ledgering. Maximum hook size 12, maximum line strength 4 lb.
6. Give way to Salmon and Trout anglers

PERMIT HOLDERS ENTER ONTO THE ESTATE AT THEIR OWN RISK.

WADING CAN BE DANGEROUS. BEWARE OF OVERHEAD CABLES

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