Welcome notes

All Beats contact numbers etc

Online Booking

Annandale Estate





Royal Four Towns

Kirkwood Fishings

Hoddom Fishing

Hoddom Caravan Site


River Annan Trust

Broom Fisheries,

Moffat Fishery

Westlands Activity Centre


Self Catering


UK Hotel Directory

UK Guest House Directory

Met Office

Multi Map of the area



River height

Oh by the way some people are picking up some nice little bargains from Tacklebargains. They carry a HUGE range of stuff from some VERY famous names. Some of it last year's model but none the worse for that!!

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Local activities and links

Visit Moffat Local accommodation, Places to eat and things to do in Moffat and upper Annandale

Visit South West Scotland Local accommodation, Places to eat and things to do in Dumfries and Galloway

Loads of information about the town and district of Annan at Annan Online

Lots of useful information about Dumfries and Galloway at Virtual Dumfries and Galloway
and more available at Dumfries and Galloway Tourist Board
and at South Rhinns

Westlands Activities Centre, just off the M.74, Junction 21 has Quad bikes, Go Karts, Crazy Golf, Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooting, and of course both bait and fly fishing available

Solway Sporting Breaks at 2 Queensberry Terrace, Cummertrees, have B & B, evening meals, packed lunches, guide, ghilly, wildfowling, birdwatching, near the Solway coast and close to the Annan estuary. Mine host is a VERY keen angler.

Carrifran Wildwood Project A rather wonderful scheme to restore an upland valley just outside Moffat


Reel-em-in Fishing tackle shop in Friars Vennel, Dumfries (near the river & opposite where the buses park)

Broom Fishing Tackle BoxThis tackle retailer based near Annan offers all the game fishing equipment you could need and has detailed knowledge of the River Annan.

Grays of Kilsyth North Lanarkshire Tackle shop with lots of useful information, on places to fish, books, knots, advice etc.

Sportfish my favourite mail order tackle shop

John Norris of Penrith is the nearest LARGE tackle shop. Good place to stop if travelling from the south. About 1 hour short of the Annan - also HUGE mail order business

Anglers Rendezvous at 18 Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5LD Interesting looking place with lots of good tackle and also interesting and collectible older stuff

Glasgow Angling Centre's Fishing Megastore at Unit 1, The Point Retail Park, 29 Saracen Street, Port Dundas, Glasgow G22 5HT. You don't just pop in for a few flies, you wander about for an hour or two with a silly look on your face!!!

FLIES? - No problem. We have the world renowned Jimmy and Gloria Younger at Greenbogue, Torthorwald, Dumfries. DG1 3QG. Phone or Fax 01387 750247.

As seen in many, many articles in the angling magazines.They can tie anything, and have most flies in stock, but they do need notice for anything unusual. Incidentally don't try to find the place without clear directions. I did once and spent a good hour driving round some - admittedly picturesque - back roads!!

Moffat Fishery will revert to having its own website from 1st August, 2012
Phone number remains the same at 01683 221220 but the Centre, with cafe, shop, garden Centre, play area etc etc is now called The Green Frog and the website for all of that is at The Green Frogalso have their own tackle shop

Other rivers and useful websites

Jock Menteith's main salmon websiteAlso has a Fishing Holiday site here Salmon Fishing Holidays. and a corporate site here Salmon Fishing Services

Border Esk Esk and Liddle Fisheries website covers the whole river

River Nith Fishings is a great new site run by the Nith Improvement Association and covers the whole river

Newton Stewart AA Covers the River Cree and hill lochs around Newton Stewart

Broom Fisheries Two or three miles west of Annan (but see the excellent mapping on the site)
FIVE separate ponds for Fly fishing and one for Coarse fishing, ample parking and disabled access. Open 9am til dark.

Elsewhere in Scotland? Or even further????

Fishing in UK.co.uk New "Where to Fish" site for the UK covering Game, Sea and Coarse fishing, along with some overseas stuff too

Wild Fishing Scotland Mostly wild trout, but ALL over Scotland

Alaska The Kenai River in Alaska - ooooooooooh!!

Lake District One excellent site covering the English Lakes and all the fishing

Cumbria Flyfishing Tuition and Guiding and fishing arranged and tackle hire and all sorts of good stuff, based on the Eden but available over a wider area

Diptera.co.uk is a complete online resource for fly fishing and fly tying.

THE source for information on getting your reels serviced or repaired. Lists most of the makers service centres. Your reel is worth how much??

Fishing Reels Reviews and advice on a range of fishing reels including fly and centrepin reels.

POLLUTION? Call S.E.P.A. at 01387 720502 (24 hours) or the emergency hotline 0800 80 70 60

POACHING? or POLLUTION? Call Nick Chisholm, the fishery board's environmental manager (01576) 204078 or Mobile 07710 331079

Annan Fishery Board Website

Hotel Reviews Scotland Everything from International Hotels like Gleneagles to Hostels

Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling The Annan contains a considerable head of coarse fish, particularly in the lower 2/3rds, and presently holds the Scottish record for a Chub

West Galloway Mochrum Park - Fishing and Self catering Accomodation on the Rivers Bladnoch and Cree.

Solway Coast Queensberry Bay Holiday Park - Open from 1 April to 31 October, Queensberry Bay is a medium sized, privately owned caravan and holiday park specialising in get-away breaks.

Enjoy Fishing
Where to go fishing, how to catch fish, the best tackle and top angling tips from experts and enthusiasts around the UK

Edinburgh Travel Guide
Discover how to plan the perfect trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. Find out how to get there, where to stay, and what to see when you arrive. Highly recommended.

Scottish fishing guide to flyfishing and gamefishing in Scotland including Scottish fishing vacations and Scottish salmon and trout fishing holidays.

Fishing Net Excellent Scottish fishing website based in Perthshire and inclined towards the Highlands, but spreading south.

Scot Angling Home of Rod & Line and Rod & Line International

(Settle down!! It's a terrific site with lots of tips on flycasting and travel and tackle and instruction and fishing books etc. AND a tackle shop. AND some VERY interesting discussions on the bulletin board.)

www.anglingnews.net Website by Andy Nicholson (you must have seen his videos) with fishing reports from ALL over. This site is growing very rapidly.

Anglers Net online angling magazine

Fish & Fly online fishing magazine

Sea Trout Fishing A dedicated Sea Trout site, by a dedicated Sea Trout angler

Go Fishing UK    
Gateway to the world of fishing. Also portal to 4,776 other sites - at the last count!!

Met Office up to the minute forecasts