(Last updated: Friday 24th November)
The Annan should finally be fishable for grayling by tomorrow for the first time this week after three days of heavy rain earlier this week caused a 7ft flood on the lower river. The river has dropped and cleared quickly since then and conditions for grayling fishing look good over the weekend with cold weather forecast during the day and frost at night.
This will help to drop the river further and the upper and middle beats should be fishable tomorrow with the lower beats likely to be fishable by Sunday. At this time of year, as we move from Autumn into winter, the grayling will respond best to more natural looking patterns although the addition of some flash and colour can help as an attractor. Likewise try an attractor pattern within the setup such as a brightly coloured shrimp in orange or pink along with a couple of natural patterns like pheasant tails or PT French nymphs, again with a flash of colour either with the bead or behind it as a thorax. Using a bright attractor fly is particularly useful in slightly coloured water or low light with bright pink being a good choice in very cold weather.
Float fishing is allowed on most beats on the Annan with either maggot or worm but please check within the fishery descriptions for the rules on bait fishing on individual beats.
Most beats on the Annan also allow bait fishing and the Annan is well suited to trotting maggots below a float. Please check the fishery description pages for the rules on bait fishing.
Micheal Fearns Mob 07871 771361
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