All Beats contact numbers etc
THE BEATS IN DETAILUpperannan
Royal Four Towns
Hoddom Caravan Site
OTHER FISHINGRiver Annan Trust
Westlands Activity Centre
UK Hotel Directory
UK Guest House Directory
OTHER STUFFMet Office
Multi Map of the area
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!!
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
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
Other rivers and useful websites
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
Two or three miles west of Annan (but see the excellent mapping on the site)
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
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
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.
Edinburgh Travel Guide
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
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
Met Office up to the minute forecasts