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Instruction and guiding


Combining your fishing trip with a lesson from a qualified casting instructor will help to maximise your time spent on the water and ultimately, improve your chances of catching more fish.

All forms of fly fishing require good fly presentation in all wind and weather conditions.

Regardless of your casting ability, starting a fishing trip under the expert guidance of an instructor will improve your casting technique and river skills, allowing you the opportunity to safely and effectively present your fly across the stream.

To make your time spent on the water more enjoyable, investing in some casting instruction at the beginning of your trip is money well spent. A list of recommended instructors can be found on this page. For instructors further afield please follow this page.

Fishing for knowledge:

Working with local schools and a local charity the, River Annan Trust is helping children in local primary schools to gain a better understanding of the freshwater environment and introduce them to the sport of angling. The trust introduces the children to water life, the fish, the invertebrates and the habitats that they live in whilst Borderlines coaches the children on angling methods and arranges a school trip to the river to undertake an angling day. The project is being piloted this year and will seek to gain funding to make it a permanent feature of the schools in Annandale. The majority of the activities take place in an after school club.

Guides and instruction

However we work closely with the following Ghillies who have incredible knowledge and experience in guiding and tuition (as well as a 'nose for where the fish might be' - even in the toughest conditions), from the beginner picking up a rod for the first time, to the more experienced angler looking to improve their technique...

Please contact directly, in advance, for availability & rates:


Professional guiding/ instruction for brown trout, grayling, sea trout & salmon fishing. Anglers of all ages & ability welcome. Everything provided, stunning locations & all requirements catered for.

Tel:07791 696129

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Michael Fearns Guiding

Winter grayling workshops and angling events on the river Annan.

Guided days on the river Annan and the Annan catchment for salmon, sea trout, brown trout and grayling as well as lure and fly fishing for pike on lochs and fly fishing mullet in the Solway (when conditions allow).

Tel:0787 1771361

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Fly Fish The Borders 

Jonathan Morris is a full time guide and instructor based in Dumfries. Guiding on the Nith and Annan rivers for Salmon, sea trout and brown trout. Specialising in teaching individuals or groups from complete beginners looking to try fly fishing for the first time through to anyone wishing to become an instructor. A fully qualified AAPGAI instructor in all three disciplines, double hand, single hand and fly dressing. Residential courses and hosted trips are also available.

Tel: 07909 968348

Email: Email Us

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