update 30/06/2016

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June on the Newbie Beat was another disappointing month with few fish being caught. The best sea trout was a 3.75lb one from Howes Corner by Emilio Haralambous and Mike Palmer landed a 5lb brown trout from Pat’s Bridge.

UPDATE 21/4/16

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5TH March 2016 Iain Graham caught the first fish of the season 14lb from Kingswell on a devon minnow but only half an hour earlier he had played and lost approx 12lb Salmon in the bottom of Craigdale. A week … Continued

Raymond McClounie Death

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RAYMOND McCLOUNIE It is with much sadness that I have to report the death of Raymond McClounie Monday week ago after a long battle with COPD. When the Newbie Beat was timeshared in 1985, Raymond was the de facto Ghillie … Continued

update 14/10/15

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Monday 31/8/15 Tom Currie had a Herling Tuesday 1/9/15 Greg Morrison caught a 5lb Grilse in Spittal on the fly and Tom Currie caught 4.5lb Brown Trout spinning in Kingswell Wednesday 2/9/15 Jim Knox was fishing the fly at Howes … Continued

Please could all owners take a look at links detailed below

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http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Kill-licence-restrictions-1da5.aspx http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Salmon-Trout-Coarse/fishreform/licence http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00486588.pdf River Maps Showing Classification of Rivers ww.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00475600.pdf – See pages 5-10 in particular NOTE ALSO THE ENCLOSED REFERENCE t to Scottish Government 2014 Fish Stock reports based on Catch Returns http:// www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/04/6918/downloads. (which actually shows an increase … Continued

update 31/8/15

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Last couple of weeks again has saw only a few anglers on the river, Wednesday 19/8/15 Adam Bennett caught a 4lb Grilse on the fly in Howes corner. Thursday 20/8/15 Derek Kelly caught 6lb Grilse on the fly in Howes … Continued

update 20/8/15

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Week commencing 3/8/15 Very few anglers this week and the only catches were a Grayling, 4 Herling and a Brown Trout then finally on Saturday 8/8/15 Iain Grahman caught a lovely 6lb Grilse in Pats Bridge on the Fly. Week … Continued

update 06/08/15

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27/7/15 Monday Alan Maskell caught 9lb Salmon on a cascade fly from Northfield, Iain Graham caught 2.5lb Sea Trout whilst spinning at Violetbank. Alan Maskell, John Claydon, Scott Stevenson and Iain Graham had 26 Herling 28/7/15 Tuesday John Claydon caught … Continued

update 28/7/15

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Last week we had a good number of rods fishing all week which produced some good catches. Monday 20/7/15 Bernie McAuley had a lovely 7lb Grilse whilst spinning in the Cauld Stream, John Butcher caught 5 Sea Trout whilst spinning … Continued

update 20/7/15

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Last Monday 13th July Derek Kelly was up early and had a 2.5lb Sea Trout from Pats Bridge on the fly and lost a second bigger fish at the net, all before breakfast. Monday morning also saw one of our … Continued

update 12/7/2015

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Only a few anglers with us week commencing 29th June, Monday Bernie McAuley caught 1lb Sea Trout spinning at the Cauld, Tuesday Peter Trotman caught a 2lb Grilse in Pats Bridge on the fly and Friday Iain Graham caught 2.5lb … Continued

update 30/6/15

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Last week with almost a full house of rods mostly night fishing and plenty of Sea Trout about we had a few catches on Monday evening Bernie McAuley had a 3lb Sea Trout at the Island on the fly and … Continued

update 25/6/2015

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30/5/2015 Gary MacDonald caught a 1.5lb Sea Trout in Craigdale on the fly. 4/6/2015 George Leech caught 4lb Grilse on the fly at the Island. 8/6/2015 Derek Kelly caught a 2lb Brown Trout on the fly. 15/6/2015 Derek Kelly caught … Continued

update 21/5/15

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Last Monday evening saw Iain Graham with his fourth Salmon of the season 10lb from Pats Bridge whilst spinning. Tueday brought 2 more Salmon catches, the first was a 10lb Salmon from Pats Bridge on a spinner caught by Eldon … Continued

update 11/05/2015

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Last week we had a lot of rain with the river never dropping below 2 foot 4 inches and a good few days the river was badly coloured however Monday late afternoon saw a 3lb Sea trout caught on a … Continued

Update 06/05/2015

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Last week saw low water and only a couple of anglers out everday, however this paid off for John Shaw on Friday when he caught an 8lb Salmon in the Black Pool on a yellow condom, safely returned, just before … Continued

Update 29/04/15

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No Salmon or Sea Trout to report over the last week only one Brown Trout and a few Grayling. Water is low at the moment but Salmon have been seen in the river, five on Saturday spotted below the Cauld … Continued

update 22/4/15

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Last week on Monday the 13th April saw Cliff Barnes with his second Salmon of the season at 9lb from Pats Bridge whilst spinning. Tuesday 14th April, Dean Bradley caught 11lb Salmon in Craigdale on the spinner then Chris Leach … Continued

Catch and Release

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Dear Owner Catch and Release I am attaching a round robin letter received from The River Annan District Salmon Fishery Board effectively on the subject of catch and release and also on the current consultation being carried out by the … Continued

Week commencing 17th Nov 2014

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Extended Season Week commencing 17th Nov 2014 Monday – Terry Davis caught a 6lb Grilse in the Cauld stream spinning Wednesday – Joe Black caught the biggest fish this Season a 21lb Salmon spinning in Craigdale Saturday – Phillip Sneddon … Continued

14TH MAY 2012

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Just one sea trout of 1.5lb was caught last week but the fishing effort was extremely low as the weather continued cold damp and miserable. No one has turned up to fish so far this week although we are expecting … Continued

9TH MAY 2012

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No one was fishing at Newbie last week and so far this week no one has turned up. However, during the course of the removal of an enormous tree trunk that has cluttered the tail of Kingswell for a year … Continued

1st APRIL 2012

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Down at Newbie a very small salmon of 1.5lb (yes it had a forked tail) much to the surprise of the lucky angler, who did not get a photo . Further up river at Hoddom 12 anglers were out on … Continued

30TH MARCH 2012

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Persistent high pressure has wrung the moisture from the skies allowing the water table and of course the river to drop to normal for the time of year. Some fishing effort has been put in at Newbie this week but … Continued

8TH MARCH 2012

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Two further spring salmon were caught and returned on Saturday 3rd March making this the best opening period since 1992.