Fishing in Galloway

Idyllic rural surroundings, a friendly welcome and waters that cater for every type of fishing - Galloway offers all of this and more!

Scotland's 'forgotten corner' provides superb river fishing for salmon, trout and sea trout while Galloway's still waters support a variety of coarse species including pike, perch, carp, roach, tench and bream.

Combine this with numerous lochs holding wild and stocked trout, as well as, a coast that offers fantastic sea fishing from shore or boat, Galloway is truly an angler's paradise.


Stair estate.

Rivers in this large county offer a tremendous variety of first class sport. Galloway is famed for its brown trout, but also gets good runs of sea trout and salmon in the late summer, and earlier if the rivers gets the water.





Salmon Fishing at Newton Stewart

Fishing Information

Some of the Galloway river beats are included on this site so you can read about each one, see its current fishing availability and book fishing permits online or by telephone.

•Find fishing - rods updated hourly

•Latest River Levels - updated once a day

•Online booking - with permits email

•Call centre - back up for manual bookings or advice.


Peter Woodfield caught this lovely 15lb Cree spring salmon at Learies, Galloway Estates water on 29th May. The fish was safely returned.