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Haaf Net Fishing in Annan

We manage Haaf Net fishing in Annan. Fishing is not permitted from 6pm on Friday until 6am the following Monday.


  • West - from the mouth of the River Annan to the Solway border with England
  • East - from the Altar Stone to Battlehill 


The season currently closed, but will reopen on 1 May 2020 for Sea Trout fishing only.

The Scottish Governments river categorisation has classed the River Annan as a category 3 status. This means licences are now being accepted for Sea Trout. Mandatory catch and release of Salmon will be enforced.

  • Trout haaf net fishing - 1 May 2020 until 6pm on Wednesday 9 September 2020

Throughout the season, no fishing shall take place from 6pm on Friday until 6am the following Monday.


Applications for 2020 licences are currently open and will be considered inline with the procedure for Allocation of Haaf Net Licences on Tuesday 31 March 2020 and will thereafter be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If your application is successful you will be notified in writing and the 2020 licence fee of £31 will then be payable.


Regulations apply. Haaf Net rules and guidelines are provided with licences.

Procedure for Allocation of Haaf Net Licences

The Annan Common Good Fund Sub-Committee hold the rights to 47 Haaf Net Licences.

Call 030 33 33 3000 or email for further information

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Page last updated: 21/02/2020
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