The beautiful Galloway countryside and a selection of waters that will satisfy all kinds of fishing tastes and skills make Kirkcudbright an ideal base to explore what’s available.
Our local anging association offers loch fishing for Rainbow Trout, and the hills around have lots of lochs and rivers for both game and coarse fishing. And there is easy access to miles of coasline where good fishing is freely available.
The FishPal website contains loads of information on fishing in this area and is well worth exploring. FishPal Website.
Further information is listed below.
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The Rivers Dee, Ken and Deugh are the main rivers that make up Kirkcudbright’s Dee River System. There are over fifty miles of river and the catchment covers four hundred square miles, which make it the largest of South West Scotland’s rivers. The role of the Dee (Kirkcudbright) District Salmon Fisheries Board is to oversee the maintenance of the lochs, rivers and streams that make up the Dee River System, and to see to the well being of the fish that are in them. Click here to visit their website.
‘This association offers good quality fly fishing for trout on two beautiful hill lochs, Loch Whinyeon (brown trout, bank fishing only) and Lochenbreck (rainbow trout, stocked monthly, boat and bank fishing). Membership is open to Dumfries and Galloway residents, and visitors may buy excellent value day tickets. Click here to visit the website.
Fishing for Coarse fish and Brown Trout is available at many lochs within the Galloway Forest Park. Charges are very inexpensive and tickets are available at several outlets in Galloway. The nearest to Kirkcudbright is at McCowan & Sons, 50-52 King Street, Castle Douglas, Tel 01556 502009. The Galloway Forest Park is owned and managed by the Forestry Commission. Click here to visit the website. Scroll down the page for the fishing section for full details.