Prospects

Prospects for coming week

(Last updated: Friday 4th December)

The Galloway rivers are closed to fishing. The first river to open will be the Bladnoch on the 11th February 2016. Thereafter, the Cree will open on the 1st March. These rivers still support a spring run of salmon.

Anglers interested in pike fishing are being encouraged to take part in the Newton Stewart Angling Association Open Pike Fishing Competitions taking place locally over the winter months. The first competition was held on 22nd November at Loch Ochiltree between 10:30 and 15:00. This competition was won by John Heughan with a fish of 8lb 12oz. The second competition will take place on the 13th December at Loch Fyntalloch and the final competition will be held on the 17th January at Loch Ochiltree.

Competition Information from Roger Archer on 01671 40 2950 or 07473878142, by email rcarcher@tiscali.co.uk. Entry fee £10 - prior to the competitions or on the day from 09:30 - 10:10 at the car parks. Cash prize (subject to entry) on the day for the HEAVIEST FISH only plus prizes.

If you have any pictures from the 2015 fishing season that you would like to share on FishGalloway, 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