Prospects

Prospects for coming week

(Last updated: Monday 17th August)

The rivers are currently sitting near to summer low and prospects look best from Wednesday onwards when rain is forecast to return locally.

Day lets at this time of year are very reasonable and on the Luce in particular, a permit can be purchased online for the Stair Estates water at £30 rod/day - increasing to £60 rod/day from September. Anglers on the Luce mainly focus their fishing effort towards sea trout but it is likely salmon will soon dominate in the catches. On the Fleet, fishing is available at £22 rod/day on the Murray Usher Foundation section of the river where night fishing for sea trout can be very popular. On the Cree, day lets are all between £20-£30 rod/day at this time of year as they are upon the Bladnoch beats and Urr lower river beat (except for Saturdays when a surcharge is added).

If you're out fishing a Galloway River and have anything to report, please send a message and any photos of your fishing beat and/or catches to rowan@gallowayfisheriestrust.org.





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