New Galloway AA


New Galloway


Two miles of river fishing on the West bank of the River Ken at Ken Bridge, New Galloway, GR 640784.

Run by the New Galloway Angling Association, this fishery offers salmon and trout fishing from July onwards and is easily accessed from the junction of the A713 and A712 roads.
Tickets can be purchased from J. R. Hopkins Grocers on the High Street of New Galloway. Prior to fishing, anglers should understand the implications of sudden water flow changes throughout the river, which is heavily influenced by the workings of the Galloway Hydro Scheme.


The New Galloway Angling Association beat on the Water of Ken lies for two miles south of Ken Bridge near New Galloway. Being under the influence of the Galloway Hydro Scheme, this beat provides the best fishing at times when the Power Stations upstream are generating. The beat is normally most productive for salmon during and on the fall from a generating period.

If there are few salmon about to be caught and released, then trout can also be caught within this stretch. There are also various coarse fish caught throughout the beat. These pass upstream from the vast Loch Ken which contains an abundance of coarse fish including pike, bream and perch.
Wading deep into the river channel should be avoided or at least practiced with precaution and should only be done after familiarising yourself with channel variations experienced during times of power generation upstream. Hydro operations upstream at Earlstoun and Glenlee Power Stations can be frequent and periodic throughout the daytime during times of high rainfall, or for a single short spell once daily in times of water shortage.
The New Galloway Angling Association welcome visiting anglers to their beat on the River Ken. Day tickets are available from J. R. Hopkins Grocers on the High Street in New Galloway at a price of £10 per rod.

River rules are as set by the River Dee (Kirkcudbright) District Salmon Fishery Board. Cars can be parked inside the gate on the New Galloway side of the Ken Bridge; keeping the gateway clear for access at all tmes. No fires, overnight fishing and strictly no maggots.

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J. R. Hopkins Grocers
New Galloway
01644 420 229