Fishing the River Nith
The River Nith in Dumfries & Galloway is one of Scotland's most productive rivers, both for salmon and sea trout, making it a particularly attractive watercourse to fish. Its character varies from steep-sided wooded gorges and long glides in the upper river, through fast moving pools and runs in rich fertile pastoral land further downstream.
Given the correct water levels, there are few Scottish rivers which can match the quality of the fishing to be had on the River Nith, and the majority of such fishing is readily available to visiting anglers. There are no major lochs or dams in the catchment so the flow is largely rain dependant and relies on the input from a series of tributaries.
Whilst the river Nith is famous for its large 'greyback' salmon, several thousand salmon of all sizes are captured every year, along with similar numbers of sea trout - though recent years have seen a marked decline in the sea trout fishing. In addition the river has a good population of wild brown trout and grayling, many of which are of specimen size.