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
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.
- 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.
Grayling only - including Sunday fishing
NOTE: THERE ARE NO CONCESSIONARY RATES FOR GRAYLING ONLY TICKETS
Call 030 33 33 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.