Hoddom

Location

Hoddom, Lower Annan



Summary

Five year average: 103 salmon/grilse
and 71 sea trout
2.5 miles left bank and 1 mile right bank, 10 pools
3 huts, WC,

Waiste and chest waders are needed.

ghillie can be arranged.

Maximum rods: 15 fly fishing.

Price range: £6 to £42 +vat per rod/day (excluding online fees).

Post code DG11 1AS


Description

THERE WILL BE DAYS WHEN SPINNING IS ALLOWED AND DAYS WHEN IT WILL BE FLY FISHING ONLY. PLEASE CHECK THE RIVER LEVELS OR CONTACT THE GHILLIE PRIOR TO FISHING FOR GUIDANCE ON THE CONDITIONS.
PriceHoddom's fishing is situated just 4 miles from the sea and comprises of about 2.5 miles of double bank fishing with 10 named pools (and lots of fishing in between them).
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The beat is set amongst stunning woodland that burst into a kaleidoscope of colours every autumn. The ungrazed banks are rich in wild flowers from late spring through to late summer offering excellent cover for anglers to sneak up on fish.

Much of the beat offers classic fly water with strong flowing streams interspersed with steadily flowing glides. The beat is generally fairly easy to access though care should be taken when wading at night or when there is a rise in water.

As a general guideline based on the Brydekirk gauging station ideal levels for fly fishing are 1'3" to 1'10" and for spinning over 1'10".

Hoddom has a 100% C&R policy for Salon and Sea Trout for the whole season

To encourage more young people into the sport the beat allows one child aged 16 years and under to fish free of charge when sharing the day permit of a parent/guardian ( subject to availability). For more information please contact FishPal.


The sea trout fishing starts to get good around mid May with June and July being the peak months. If there is rain the grilse fishing in August and September can be very good with the larger salmon coming during October and November. Due to its close proximity to the sea even the last few days of the season are reliable for clean fresh fish straight of the tide. From mid November through to March the river is open for grayling fishing, which at times can be superb. Fish over 2lb are not uncommon and there is every chance of a fish over 3lb.

The beat is generally fly only for salmon and sea trout but there is a mark on the bridge in the middle of the beat. When this is covered anglers are allowed to spin. Many salmon anglers find that fly-fishing at this level is more productive than the spinner.

POOLS
Milk Foot, Horse, Goats, Hallguards, Bridge, Churchyard, Dukes, Banks of Hoddom, Scales and Meinfoot Flats.

BEST FLIES
Green Highlander, Jock Scott, Black Fly.

BEST LURES
Yellowbelly Devon, Flying 'C'.


ANGLERS PURCHASING DAY TICKETS MUST SIGN IN AT THE FISHING LODGE AND INFORM THE BEAT THE NUMBER OF FISH CAUGHT.



Scotland/Annan Beat


Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
February110000.40
March101000.40
April311211.60
May521302.21
June1201503.63
July5120121415.813
August7324435828.813
September415446722.422
October25292117319.05
November21150608.4-
Total233128338633102.657

Sea Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
February000000.00
March000000.00
April200000.40
May331201.81
June512726221227.615
July232040192024.420
August31111857.62
September2130043.88
October0217404.60
November200000.4-
Total867695554170.646

Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
March000000.00
April300000.60
May300100.838
June11171242014.69
July2025467.423
August0032154.06
September1100012.45
October0060113.40
Total202735315333.281

Book Fishing Days

Please take the availability link below and check that the days you want are available. Then follow the instructions at the bottom of that page.

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Contact Details

Email: georgebirkbeck@gmail.com