(Last updated: Monday 24th October)
Fishing remains open this week on the Bladnoch, Luce, Fleet, Dee and Urr (the Cree closed mid October and the Minnoch at the end of September). In November, only the Urr will remain open to game fishing.
After a good weekend of dry and bright weather, the river levels have dropped off but are remaining steady today around 1 ft on the Urr and Bladnoch. Rain is forecast to return locally on Wednesday which could provide some nice water for the remaining few days on the Luce, Fleet and Dee which close on Monday.
Day tickets are available on the Stair Estates water - booked by the beat (which can accommodate 2 rods). Online booking is also available on Torhouskie (Bladnoch) where a nice 7lb salmon was landed by Callum Sinclair on Thursday 20th October; The Murray Usher Foundation water on the Fleet priced this year at only £10/day; and the Urr on the Dalbeattie Angling Association where nine salmon were recorded last week.
Following the recent Scottish Government announcement on Conservation Limits - all salmon must be returned unharmed to the river throughout the entire fishing season across all Galloway Rivers. River categories are likely to change for the 2017 season and we will keep you updated on what this means for the Galloway Rivers as confirmation on categories is made by Scottish Government.