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RIVER ANNAN

HODDOM AND KINMOUNT WATER

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Your source for online booking/availability of permits is Fishannan.co.uk or phone 01573 470612

The stretch of water at Hoddom is some of the most beautiful to be found on the entire system. There are 2.5 miles of double bank fishing for up to 15 rods, mostly fished from one bank. There are 9 named pools, which are wadeable in chest waders, except when the river is in spate. Good Sea trout numbers have been caught in recent years. There is usually a good run of grilse if the water levels remain steady, thus then leading into the back-end when the main run of salmon arrive. Medium to high water is best for big fish, for which the river is well known. The beat has mainly grassy banks, which are not steep. There are three huts. Grayling fishing is available during the salmon close season.

FOUR YEAR AVERAGE CATCH RETURNS

Sea Trout 438, average 2.2 lbs; Salmon 65, average 10.6 lbs; Grilse 58, average 6lbs.

POOLS.

Milk Foot, Horse, Goats, Hallguards, Bridge, Churchyard, Dukes, Banks, Scales.

BEST FLIES.

Green Highlander, Jock Scott, Black Fly.

BEST LURES.

Yellowbelly Devon, Flying "C".

METHODS ALLOWED.

Mainly fly but spinning and worming allowed in certain water conditions.

SEASON.

25th February - 15th November

AVAILABILITY OF RODS

February to August are the most likely months to obtain rods without booking in advance. Rods may be pre-booked for any part of the season.

LOCATION

The River Annan is in the South-West of Scotland. The mouth is at Annan, 15 miles East of Dumfries, on the Solway Firth. The Hoddom Fishings are about 4 miles upstream and lie either side of Hoddom Bridge, where the B723 Lockerbie to Annan road crosses the river.

ACCESS

Three car parks divide the water into three sections, allowing easy access on foot. The majority of the water is within half a mile of the car parks.


Day Permit Prices

6 to 42 depending on time of year.


WATER BAILIFF

The Water Bailiff may be contacted on 01576 300417 or 07711 681507 (mobile) or through the Estate Office 01576 300244


PURDOMSTONE RESERVOIR

This is a reserve reservoir for the town of Annan. It is situated in the foothills 5 miles north of Annan at Waterbeck, near Ecclefechen. It has wild Brown Trout averaging 1-41b. It is easily fished from the banks. The reservoir is about 4 acres with some lovely shallow weedbeds. The evening rise can be very exciting with a dry fly or else a wet fly during the day. The Water Bailiff may be contacted on 01576 300417 or 07711 681507 (mobile) or through the Estate Office 01576 300244

Day ticket 8.00 per rod


KELHEAD QUARRY

Situated on the A75 3 miles west of Annan, the quarry supports many species of fish. The quarry is very deep and holds some very big Pike. The other species include: Roach/Perch/Bream/Carp/Trout/Rudd/Tench/Eels Tickets are available from Miss Ross, Kinmount Bungalow, Kinmount, Annan Telephone: 01461 700344

Day: 5.00 Weekly: 24.00 Season-. 75.00


KINMOUNT LAKE

Kinmount Lake is set amid the most beautiful gardens and woodland and offers some of the best pike fishing in South West Scotland. A maximum of three rods per day. It is also an outstanding lake for roach. Tickets are available from George Birkbeck 01461 700461 or the Estate Office 01576 300244

Day ticket.. 15-00. Three day ticket: 30.00


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