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HALLEATHS House pool, across from the car park and fishing hut in the middle of the beat
The beat is the right bank looking downstream from just below the Kinnel confluence to just above the Lockerbie to Lochmaben road bridge. It benefits from the Dryfe confluence, with the Kinnel confluence just to the north. Wading is excellent in most parts, being small shingle, and would seem to fish best with about one and a half foot of a rise. Apart from salmon and sea trout it holds a good head of grayling and brown trout.
The River Annan is in the South-West of Scotland. The mouth is at Annan, 15 miles East of Dumfries, on the Solway Firth. Halleaths is about 10 miles upstream, slightly to the west of Lockerbie and east of Lochmaben, just 5 minutes drive from the M74.
Three car parks divide the water into two sections, allowing easy access on foot. The majority of the water is within a quarter of a mile of the car parks.
The maps are both A4 size but constrained on the web page. If you right click on a map you should have the option of opening it in a new page and it will then be full size and/or you can save it to your computer and print it from there when it should be A4 size as intended
has a good flow of water and is easily fished, being without steep ledges or trees. There are 2 miles of single bank fishing on the western side opposite Dryfeholm, with nineteen named pools and runs. Both Salmon and Sea Trout numbers have improved steadily in recent years.
Wire, Pipe Pool, Willows, The Pot, Stannochs, Aleutian Run, House Pool, Creels, Redgate, Washing Machine, The Stones, Janicles, Dryfemouth, Dryfe Pool, Creamery, Creamery Stones, Old Viaduct, Savills Surprise, Dubs Corner.
Salmon - Admiral Nelson, Cascade, Black Monkey, Silver Stoat.
Sea Trout - Teal Blue and Silver, Medicine, Sunk Lure, Surface Poppers.
Wild Brown Trout - Olive Upright imitation, March Brown imitation, various Sedges.
Grayling - Heavy Bugs and Spider Patterns.
Mainly fly but spinning allowed when the water is above 2'6" on the House Pool gauge - NOTE, the gauge does not show a true height and the river is considerably lower than the gauge indicates, but the 2'6" mark shows the spinning height
Normally 25th February - 15th November but there is a season extension this year until 30th November with special conditions, including totally catch and release, barbless hooks etc., see front page of this site for details
Availability of rods
There are some Season Permits. Price for 2013 is £360 and there is a short waiting list. If you wish to go on the waiting list then please email the owner A W Jack firstname.lastname@example.org