Galloway Estate


Middle Cree, 1 mile from Newton Stewart


The season runs from March 1 to October 14

Extent of fishing: 5 miles double bank fishing

3 Beats, and maximum of thre rods.

Prices for 2015:

Daily and weekly tickets
March - 1 April 30 £150 beat/week (£10 rod/day)

May 2 - July 30 £300 beat/week (£20 rod/day)

1 August October 14 £450 beat/week (£30 rod/day)

Half weeks per beat may be booked at 50% of the weekly rate. Daily tickets can be purchased online or by calling Peter Woodfield a maximum of 7 days in advance. For weekly and season tickets, please contact Peter Woodfield using the contact

One of the 3 beats has been sublet until 2020, but was rarely fished in 2015. Just 3 salmon were caught on that beat. They have been included in the catch records above.


This water offers excellent angling opportunities over both banks of the main stem of the Cree. The fishing is situated in the middle of the catchment and offers an exciting range of waters suitable for fly and spinner (no bait fishing).
The Galloway Estate water consists of three beats, with capacity for three rods per beat. Rods fishing more than one day will rotate beats every day to ensure that anglers have the opportunity to fish a variety of pools. There are 20 named pools, which includes the well known Leary Pool and Burnfoot amongst others. Cunningham's Ford is widely considered to be amongst the best of the holding pools on the river. For fly fishing, the House Pool, the Upper and Lower Leary Pools and the Challoch Run are recommended.
Due to the beats only being lightly fished over the years, the catch table opposite does not give a true indication of the numbers of fish. Given water, the river will fish from around mid April onwards with a good count of fish through May and June. The beats fish best from the end of July onwards, with the fishing towards the end of the season being most productive. As with all of the Galloway rivers, the best fishing conditions follow a spate.
The largest salmon to be landed in recent years was 26lb but in 2012, six fish of between 17lb and 20lb were caught. Brown trout and sea trout are slowly increasing in numbers but no records are available. Rods will be asked to include them in their returns in 2014.

Flies: Ally Shrimp, Cascade and other local patterns.
Tuition is available.

Regarding accommodation, GM Thomson & Co has numerous holiday cottages on their books and there are a number of first class hotels and guest houses in the area.

Scotland/Galloway Beat

Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse

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For further info Please call Peter Woodfield on
0781 246 2049