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,

Westlands Activity Centre


Self Catering


Met Office



River height

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

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 Fisheries and 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. AND 200 acres of fishing on site

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

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!!!

Moffat Fishery
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

Hot Tub Hideaways Hot Tub Hideaways Provide an extensive range of luxury lodges with hot tubs throughout Scotland

TOP SPINNING REELS.com specialises in spinning reels, which you can order through the American version of Amazon and then they are painlessly imported to you

Jock Menteith has a Fishing Holiday site here Salmon Fishing Holidays. and a corporate site here Salmon Fishing Services

Hot Tub Hideaways Hot Tub Hideaways Provide an extensive range of luxury lodges with hot tubs throughout Scotland

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

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

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.

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

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

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