Fishing in Dumfries

We manage fishing on the Nith and Cairn in Dumfries Burgh. Restrictions apply.

The Salmon Season is currently CLOSED but you can apply for a GRAYLING ONLY ticket to 23 February

CALL 030 33 33 3000 to apply

Boundaries

Dumfries Burgh waters extend for 8 miles but most fishing activity takes place on:

  • River Cairn - 400 yards above Newbridge to the River Nith
  • River Nith - 300 yards above Martinton Bridge to the estuary

The Nith has about 20 named pools and the Cairn about 15. The mix of pools is suitable for fly, spinning and worming.

Season

  • Grayling - 1 December to 23 February 
  • Sea trout - CLOSED 
  • Brown trout - CLOSED
  • Salmon - CLOSED

Regulations and restrictions

In addition to the Dumfries Common Good Regulations, all Government guidance around COVID-19 must be strictly adhered to and followed.

We have also adopted the Nith Conservation Policy (previously the Angling Code).

A condition of the fishing ticket is for the return of all catch data. This helps support the collection of data for conservation. NIL catch returned must also be reported.

Permits - CALL OUR CONTACT CENTRE ON 030 33 33 3000 TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only able to accept and process applications over the telephone and tickets will be issued via email. Alternative arrangements can be discussed with our Officers if this causes concern, please call our Council Contact Centre on 030 33 33 3000 to discuss. There will be no tickets issued from any Council facility.

Prices

 

Adult

Junior

Grayling only - including Sunday fishing
(December until February)

£25.00

 

£5.00

NOTE:  THERE ARE NO CONCESSIONARY RATES FOR GRAYLING ONLY TICKETS

Call 030 33 33 3000 or email fishings@dumgal.gov.uk for further information.

 

Page last updated: 05/12/2022
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