Hoddom Castle, South West Scotland

Having lived for many years in the Scottish borders I have retained a few connections to accessible good quality fishing. The Salmon and Sea trout fishing on the Annan can be world class as it can in many of the Dumfries and Galloway rivers. Local knowledge is everything and in anything but flood or drought there are places to fish. Not religiously sticking to the same piece of water but going to the spots you would fish if you lived there. A great place to learn to fish for Salmon and sea trout in one of Scotland's most scenic areas. A great environment for learning to fish for our migratory species for anglers of any level of experience with no pressures or targets... The Annan is also home to some very big Grayling and Trout and well worth a visit for those species.

What to expect

  • Introduction to salmon or sea trout fly fishing
  • Understanding equipment & tackle (how it all works)
  • Casts and Casting tuition
  • Watercraft and tackle adaptation
  • Fly selection and knots

What it costs

Sea trout 3 day course £ 650 per person.(not including accommodation and travel expenses)

Salmon 3 day course £ 850 per person. (not including accommodation and travel expenses)

Grayling fishing on the Annan has a justifiable reputation and there are big Trout regularly taken on Dryfly and nymph. 3 days Grayling and Trout £450 per person (not including accomodation and travel)

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