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: Wednesday 10th January)

The grayling season is now underway on the Annan with excellent conditions currently.
The river has fished well, but has been hard for many anglers and getting into the larger fish
rare.

The river is running settled at present , but watch out for the weather due in from Midweek and the weekend.


Thanks Tom@fishpal.com



Beat catches
Last week was in the salmon close season so no catches to report




Season review

Colder weather should help to shoal up the grayling and in these conditions attractor patterns with added bright colours work very well, often out fishing the more natural looking flies. Try heavy tungsten bugs with flashes of pink, orange or purple to hold bottom with a smaller more natural looking nymph on a dropper hung above the river bed, it often pays to add small amounts of colour to these natural patterns as well with a coloured tag or bead, again using pink, orange or purple.