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Trout & Salmon (UK) - - First Cast -

As the sun sinks on a bright De­cem­ber day on the Nith, there’s time for a few more search­ing casts for grayling. The lower and mid­dle Nith beats, such as Dalswinton, Black­wood, Fri­ars’ Carse and DGAA Carn­sal­loch, present the best chance of a good fish – a three­p­ounder is on the cards. Pink Shrimps rarely fail and a Red Buzzer from your reser­voir box is worth try­ing along­side a heav­ier nymph. Sweet­corn and worms are used by those who pre­fer to trot.


Sea­son From De­cem­ber 1 at Dalswinton. Some Nith beats of­fer grayling fish­ing ear­lier if the salmon sea­son is cur­tailed. Day-ticket £15. Three miles of sin­gle bank; wad­ing is ex­cel­lent over small gravel. Con­tact Andy Edgar. Tel: 07469 194 127. Call Andy to check river con­di­tions and avail­abil­ity. Tackle-shop D. M. Mcmil­lan, 6 Fri­ars Ven­nel, Dum­fries. Tel: 01387 252 075.

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