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DALSWINTON, RIVER NITH
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.