(Last updated: Wednesday 2nd April)
River levels have lifted slightly today and are still reasonably high for this time of year. The weather forcast this week is for showers with next week looking to be dry with sunny spells.
There has still been only one spring salmon reported this season - of 9lbs from Mochrum Park on the 17th February. Although all the rivers are now open in Galloway, chance of a spring fish is best on the Cree and Bladnoch. Keep an eye on the rod availability for booking opportunities. On the Cree, rods are available online for the Newton Stewart Angling Association water in Newton Stewart. Up river, Linloskin offer rods for £25/day which can be purchased by contacting the proprietor Jamie Hyslop. Fishing on Galloway Estates can be purchased this season in three day blocks for £20 rod/day. Spring salmon normally reach the Minnoch by mid-April and tickets can be purchased for Beat 1 (Borgan to Roman Bridge) by contacting Neil Skelton via the Glentrool Estates page.
On the Bladnoch, fishing is available through Mochrum Park (Kirwaugh, High and Low Barness, Mochrum Park water), Torhouskie, Clugston and Dalreagle.