Maximum rods: Between 1st December to 31st December and 5th January to 31st March there will be maximum 6 rods, at all other times maximum will be 4 rods
Number of pools: 6
River Fishing Season:
Day: 25th February to 30th November,
Evening: 1st April to 30th September
Grayling: 1st December to 31st December - 5th Jan-31st Mar
Tickets and Prices:
Day: Dawn to dusk (approx. 10.30pm)
£20-£80 per rod per day
Evening: 6.00pm to 6.00am £20 per rod eve
Child: 1st April to 30th September only
£10 per child per day
Grayling: £10 per rod per day
NB: River beats are closed on Sundays
The Drumlanrig Castle fishings is within the Queensberry Estate (one of the Buccleuch Estates) in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway. The private beats of the Drumlanrig Castle fishings offer approximately 7 miles of exclusive Sea Trout and Salmon fishing across four defined beats (Lower, Middle, Upper and Nith Linns). The river broadens from a rocky gorge into a mainly graveled riverbed with suitable pools and reaches offering good accessible fishing for both Salmon and Sea Trout. The four beats vary in length but are balanced for quality. There are 29 named pools across the four beats.
The Lower Beat begins at the Nith Bridge at Thornhill, moving upstream through a series of 6 pools and glides to its boundary with the Middle Beat where the River Carron joins the Nith. The pools vary in depth from 3 ft at Virgin Pool through to Bullockholm which can reach a depth of 12 ft and is probably the best pool on the river. There are excellent fast flowing reaches and the Beat is best accessed from the east bank. Chest and thigh waders may be needed towards the back end of the season, although during the summer month's thigh waders are sufficient. Double-handed rods are useful when the river is high. The river bed is gravel (with some occasional rock) and wading is not usually difficult. There is suitable vehicular access to the fishing hut, for which the comination number will be given with the booking confirmation.
Ghillie Service and tuition are available at additional cost. If you wish to contact the River manager (Rab Kerr), or if you need a ghillie for your visit, contact Rab Kerr on 07765 002142
Children's tickets are available for a flat rate of £10.00 per day per child. Children are classed as aged 16 and under and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No rod sharing is permitted and adults who wish to fish alongside, must purchase their own adult permit.
Catch Limits are the first 2 fish for children and the first 4 fish (2 Salmon and 2 Seat Trout) for the adult ticket, and catch details must be completed on the form provided in the fishing hut. It would be appreciated if you would also include your return with your feedback for FishPal.
- No Sunday fishing
- Catch and Release only
- Anglers must not wade to protect spawning redds
- A maximum of 3.5 lb breaking strain line to be used
Loch and coarse fishing are also available on the Estate.
To view a map of the beat click here.
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Queensberry Estate Office
Tel: 01848 600415
Fax: 01848 600244