Fishing Reports

Anglers are encouraged to adopt a catch and release policy on the River Annan. For guidance on good practice see catch and release PDF.

This week so far

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Last week

(Last updated: Monday 20th August)

The Annan has been fortunate to receive moderate amounts of rainfall over the past couple of weeks. Rainfall was patchy and often caused the river to carry colour until the levels have dropped back to sub-optimal heights. Eight salmon were reported last week. Seven from the lower river beats; Newbie, Cleuchhead and Hoddom. The largest fish reported was a fine 15lb salmon from Halleaths on Saturday.
Over the weekend we have enjoyed our biggest rise in water since the middle of June with the lower river reading 3' 6" on the Brydekirk gauge on Sunday afternoon. By Tuesday the whole river should be at a height conducive to catching with levels favouring lower river beats later in the week. It is likely water levels will drop rapidly without further rainfall so we recommend anglers concentrate on lower river beats such as Newbie, Cleuchhead and Hoddom later in the week. These beats will fish best when the Brydekirk gauge is sitting around the 1' mark.
There are still good numbers of sea trout and finnock running and we would advise anglers try fishing with monkey or collie dog type patterns. This should result in plenty takes and boils. Remember to work the fly back in lower flows.

For the latest information from the River Annan. Please contact Tony Donnelly, via email tony@annanfisheryboard.co.uk , mobile 07710 331 079 or Our FBPage



Beat catches reported
(week ending 22nd September)
SALMON & GRILSE: Newbie 3, Hoddom 1, Halleaths 1.
Total: 5 Largest: Newbie & Hoddom 9lbs
SEA TROUT: Newbie 3.
Total: 3 Largest: Newbie 2lbs
TROUT: None reported




Season review

Will post soon.