Still waters in surrounding
Loch some water
Roan (pictured quiet fishing in
above) is an ideal spot for
permitted but boats and life-jacket hire is included
in the ticket price. until 10 pm. Both
The water is open from 10 am brown trout and rainbow trout
are stocked on a regular basis are available from McCowans (01556 502009).
Buittle Reservoir is situated three miles from Dalbeattie
and is controlled natural setting, is
by DAA. This 25 acre reservoir, in a stocked regularly with rainbow trout and
also has a population of wild brown trout. Some of the wild brownies have attained a large size with up to 4.5 lb caught. Tickets are reasonably priced. There is a three fish limit (thereafter catch and release). Bank access is excellent but
is fly only
there are also 2 boats for hire. and tickets are available from and Castle Douglas.
Loch Urr is renowned for its large pike and its situation
amongst the forests at the top of the Urr catchment makes for tranquil fishing. No charge is made for fishing
from the west side of the loch, but please ask for permission
prior to setting up.
Carling- centre of
perch. Free also available
coarse fishing is at Loch Rutton
© Tim Ewing 2004
and provides two lochs of quality carp, tench, roach and rudd.
Further information, recent catch information & online booking for many of these fisheries can be found on www.fishgalloway.co.uk
Galloway Fisheries Trust (GFT), formerly West Galloway Fisheries Trust, was the first fisheries trust to be established within Scotland. The Charitable Trust was launched in 1989 by four District Salmon Fishery Boards (DSFBs) in southwest Scotland, with a remit to ad- minister the Rivers Luce, Blad- noch, Cree and Fleet.
Rivers which today fall within the area administered by the Trust now also include most of those situated on the Scot- tish side of the Solway Firth (Border Esk, Annan, Kirkcud- brightshire Dee and Urr) and the GFT works closely with these DSFBs and their environmental managers. The Trust is also actively involved in the manage- ment of many of the region’s still waters.
As the Trust’s responsibilities have changed, it has expanded from serving only the interests of salmon and now actively works to conserve all of the fish populations in Dumfries and Galloway, including coarse fish populations.
The aim of the GFT is to restore and maintain aquatic biodiversity in Dumfries and Galloway by means of practical, responsible and sustainable approaches to land, water and fishery manage- ment, based on sound science, for the benefit of the community as a whole.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Trust using the details below.
Fishing in South West Scotland
Galloway Fisheries Trust Fisheries House Station Industrial Estate Newton Stewart DG8 6ND
Phone: 01671 403011 Fax: 01671 402248 Email: email@example.com Web: www.gallowayfisheriestrust.org
THE RIVER URR
Fishing in South West S c o t l a nd