Prospects

Prospects for coming week

(Last updated: Thursday 4th December)

The rivers are closed in Galloway. The first river to re-open in the new year will be the River Bladnoch on the 11th February followed by the River Cree on the 1st March 2015.

Over the winter, Newton Stewart Angling Association are holding a series of Open Pike Fishing Competitions. The first took place on the 23rd November at Loch Ochiltree. The next competition will take place at Loch Fyntalloch this weekend on the 7th December from 10.30 am to 3 pm. The final competition in this series will take place on 18th January 2015 - venue as yet undecided between Loch Ochiltree or Loch Fyntalloch - again, between 10.30 and 3 pm. Entry fee £10. Cash prizes (subject to entry) on the day for the HEAVIEST FISH only, plus prizes (kindly donated by Galloway Angling Centre). The overall champion angler will be the person with the heaviest fish caught over the 3 competitions, there will be a cash prize, trophy and rod and reel for the winner and to qualify for the overall prize you must fish all 3 competitions. Entries will be taken at the Loch car park from 09.30. Last entry 10.10 am. Rules: Dead bait only. Maximum 2 rods per angler (rods must be attended at all times). Barbless hooks (2 trebles maximum). Catch and release. Fish must be weighed and witnessed by a dedicated marshall. Tea and coffee will be available at registration. Entries can be made prior to the competitions - please contact Roger Archer on 01671 40 2950 or 07473878142 or email rcarcher@tiscali.co.uk




Fishing at Linloskin
Phil Burgess takes an early evening cast upon the magnificent Linloskin Pool on the lower Cree, having already landed a beautiful 12 lb hen salmon earlier in the day on September 14th 2011.

Fishing at Linloskin
Against the backdrop of Larg and Lamachan Hills, Steve Morris fishes the wonderfully diverse winding Water of Minnoch upon Beat 2 of Glentrool Estates, September 2011.

Fishing at Linloskin
Colin Richardson fishes the fly at the meetings, just below the junction where the Tarff water meets the River Bladnoch on Clugston Estate Beat 1 .

Fishing at Linloskin
In high water upon the Newton Stewart Angling Association beat of the Cree. This section, known as the Ragg Run can be one of the most productive parts of the beat and is easily accessible, lying just upstream of the A75 road bridge.

Fishing at Linloskin
The Dalbeattie Angling Association upper beat on the River Urr becomes particularly productive from August onwards. On this day towards the end of August 2011, a short walk down the beat saw us witness a magnificent fresh 16 lb cock salmon and 3 grilse being caught and released on the water, which is open right up until the end of November.

Fishing at Linloskin
When Earlstoun Power Station generators are being switched off, this section of the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee just below Ken Bridge can be quite productive for New Galloway Angling Association with brown trout and the occasional salmon caught.

Fishing at Linloskin
An angler fishes at the very top of Beat 1 on the Double Water daily-let section of Stair Estates, where the Cross and Main waters of Luce meet. This three and a half mile stretch of river is very productive up until the end of July for sea trout and thereafter, salmon and grilse.

Weather information

In a sport where success can be directly related to the particular weather and water conditions, accurate information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is invaluable. By regularly checking our links to the sites listed below anglers can be well informed on how the week's weather pattern is developing.

www.metcheck.com
www.metoffice.gov.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/weather/
www.greatweather.co.uk