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.

Annan grayling fishing

Emily with a 20lb cock salmon she landed at Hoddom before returning it to the Annan on Saturday 11th September 2010.

River Annan Trust

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

Regulations for 2014

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

About this website

Most of the River Annan's beats are here. You can read about each one, see its fishing availability, and book your fishing online or by telephone.

In particular you have free, unlimited access to:
There is a host of other information in the left hand menu to help you arrange your fishing on Annandale and organise your visit.
River Annan Trust