Fishing on the River Annan

The River Annan is an intimate river that throughout most of its length offers fishing for salmon and sea trout of the highest calibre. Almost the entire river is coverable by anyone with moderate ability with many of the beats offering classic fly water.

Depending on the time of year the sea trout fishing at night is an esoteric pleasure that is becoming more and more popular with visitors and all beats allowing 24hr fishing to accommodate this. The salmon fishing is primarily an autumn affair with very large fish (in excess of 30lb) being caught most years.

The opportunities for fishing on the river are highly varied and the pricing structure is remarkably competitive, perhaps one fifth of that on like-for-like beats on the better-known east coast rivers.



An Angler fishing at Cleuchhead.

The Annan Rivers Trust works hard to maintain the river. It is a charitable trust and all donations are put to keeping the river preserved for all to enjoy.

Please take a look at their page on the website




A typical Annan brown trout, Photo Tobias Coe, FishTec.

Regulations for 2015

Please see the Guidance Notes for New Regulations on the Annan Fishery.

Many of the Annan beats are included on this site so you can read about each one, see its current fishing availability and book fishing permits online or by telephone.

Find fishing - rods updated hourly
Latest River Levels - updated twice a day
Latest catches - updated hourly
Online booking - with permits emailed
Call centre - back up for manual bookings or advice

The river has some good trout fishing on this link will show you the rivers fly hatches



B Marshall with a 2015 Spring salmon from(Newbie)