(Last updated: Thursday 19th November)
The Urr is the only Galloway River open until the end of November. High waters recently have marred the catches but following the weekends flooding, the river is now sitting at quite a nice height. Conditions are to change this weekend with the unseasonably mild November weather turning significantly colder. There is even some talk of snow on Saturday but expect it will be sleet around the coastal areas likely to be fished on the Urr.
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 will be held this Sunday (22nd November) at Loch Ochiltree between 10:30 and 15:00. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 are fishing upon the Urr this month and have anything to report, please send a message and any photos of your fishing beat and/or catches to email@example.com.