Angling in and around Kirkcudbright
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.
Fishing in The Galloway Forest Park
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.
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Barmagachan Trout Fishery, Borgue.
Barmagachan Trout Fishery is a 5-acre spring-fed loch which is open all the year round. Throughout the year the loch is regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout ranging in size from 2lb up to 9lb. There is also a population of specimen Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Tiger Trout and Golden Trout.
Catch and return fishing is encouraged at Barmagachan and a range of tickets is available for anglers who only wish to fish in this way. The ticket range is extended for anglers who may wish to take up to 4 Rainbow Trout.
Gatehouse and Kirkcudbright Angling Association
Our local association is very active, and has a waiting list of prospective members.
These are not commercial fisheries but visitors are very welcome and permits are offered on two attractive hill lochs - Loch Whineon and Lochenbreck - regulated by the association.
Dee (Kirkcudbright) District Salmon Fisheries Board
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.