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: Friday 3rd August)

July can only be described as woeful from an angler's point of view. There was no rainfall from the last week of June until July 27th. Low water and high temperatures are not conducive to productive fishing and most anglers took the opportunity to give the river a rest. Thankfully the river has had two small lifts over the past week which have been most welcome. However, we are still in desperate need of significant rainfall to flush the river and replenish groundwater.
There are large numbers of salmon and sea trout backed up in the Solway estuary and we are confident that salmon, grilse and sea trout will run off the tides in the next 24 hours. We would highly recommend fishing at Hoddom or Cleuchhead on Saturday.
The river may be a little on the low side for salmon by the beginning of next week but if the weather remains mild and settled the evening sea trout fishing will be good.


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 11th August)
SALMON & GRILSE: Newbie 2, Cleuchhead 1.
Total: 3 Largest: Newbie 10lbs
SEA TROUT: Newbie 1, Cleuchhead 3.
Total: 4 Largest: Newbie & Cleuchhead 2lbs
TROUT: Cleuchhead 16. Total: 16.




Season review

Will post soon.