Fishing

Sea Fishing

In this part of the country we have some of the finest Sea Angling Scotland has to offer with no less that 20 Scottish Records coming from these waters. Included on the list are the current Scottish Shore Tope record – a 54lb fish caught in Lochryan and the Scottish Boat record Thornback Ray of 29lb 8oz caught in the famous Luce Bay renowned for it’s fantastic boat fishing as it holds many different species of fish.

website:- http://www.stranraer.org/angling/sea_angling.html

 

Portpatrick Charters. Skippered boat charter.

Fish the North Channel out of Portpatrick on Rhins Ranger with local Skipper, Ian Cerexhe.

Our boat, Rhins Ranger, is a 36 ft Cygnus “Cy-fish” design, purpose built for sea angling. It is MCA coded Category 2 (up to 60 nautical miles from a safe haven) for 12 passengers and 2 crew.

WWW: http://www.portpatrickcharters.com

Onyer Marks Sea Fishing charters

 The Onyer Marks team fish during the summer months in the rich waters of Luce Bay on the south west tip of Scotland. Whether you wish to fish for pollack , tope, the numerous small sharks or have a species hunt you can be assured that your skippers will do as much as they can to put you over fish. We pride ourselves on our catch rates and repeat bookings. Beginners and the young are very welcome as we see you as our future regulars.

http://www.onyermarks2.com

 Freshwater locations:-

The River Luce

The River Luce is the region’s most westerly river system. With its sweeping, clearly defined pools lined with broadleaved trees, it is one of the most picturesque of the Solway rivers and is regarded as being pristine in terms of its salmon and sea trout fishing. Like the other Galloway rivers, the Luce is a spate river that fishes best during and after a good fall of rain.

The River Bladnoch

The Bladnoch is a pleasant river set in rural surroundings in the Machars of Galloway. The river rises out of Loch Maberry and gently weaves its way over moors, forestry and farmland before entering the Solway at Wigtown Bay. With a catchment area of 132 square miles, the river is a true spate river whose character changes dependent upon its water level, offering affordable salmon fishing during and after a good fall of rain.

The River Cree

The Cree rises high in the South Ayrshire hills at Loch Moan and meanders down through moorlands and forests before entering the sea near Newton Stewart. The river was immortalised in Robert Burn’s late eighteenth century poem ‘The Flowery Banks of Cree’. Its catchment extends over 198 square miles, draining the Carrick and Glentrool forests as well as those at Kirroughtree and Cairnsmore of Fleet. The river’s appearance changes dramatically over its length, from the stately splendour of the Water of Minnoch to the tidal pools of the lower Cree. The river is a spate river with a reputation for rising rapidly and a good fall of rain in the evening can mean that the water is in perfect condition by the next morning. The Cree fishes best on a falling water.

Stranraer and District Angling Association ( Trout Fishing )

Trout fishing on one loch and three reservoirs.

Soulseat Loch (72 acres), only 2 miles from Stranraer, provides bait, fly and spinning for rainbow and brown trout.

Dindinnie Reservoir, only 1.5 miles from Stranraer, offers fly fishing only for hard-fighting rainbow trout and brown trout.

Knockquassen Reservoir – fly fishing only.

Penwhirn Reservoir – fly fishing only. This is the largest reservoir managed by the club.

Anglers can fish all day on a catch and release basis, HOWEVER, if you dispatch two fish you must leave the water but you can move to another of the above venues on the same ticket.

 

PURCHASE PERMITS at:-

The Sports Shop

86 George Street,

Stranraer

DG9 7JS
Tel: 01776 702705

 

Coarse fishing

Whitefield Loch, Glenluce

Recently redeveloped, with new access platforms, good disabled access and car parking facilities, Whitefield Loch provides a great day out for anglers. The loch has a good population of fin perfect perch, up to 2lb.

Contact Phone:- 01581 300697.