Esk & Liddle Fishing
The Border Esk is one of the best sea trout rivers in southern Scotland with much
of the fishing available to both local and visiting anglers on a day, weekly or season
permit, from £10/day. Best known for its sea trout, the River Esk also has a decent
run of salmon in the second half of the season. At one time the Esk and Liddle fishery
beats might produce around 5000 sea trout in a season, many of them taken on the
night fly during the short summer nights of June and July, with the added bonus,
towards the end of the season, of up to 500 salmon. For reasons that are not clear,
catches of sea trout on the Border Esk, like those of other Solway rivers, have declined
in recent seasons, with the Buccleuch Estate beats now producing somewhere between
500 and 1000 sea trout per season and around 200 salmon.
It is perhaps worth noting here the ongoing controversy over the recent attempts
by the English Environment Agency to impose an English rod licence on anglers fishing
the Scottish beats of the Border Esk. In protest at this wholly inappropriate, and
legally questionable, action by the Environment Agency, many Esk fishers, to their
credit, are refusing to take EA permits on the river.
For information & tickets, scroll down:
The Border Esk & River Liddel:
Moat Fishing Beats:
The Willow Pool & Cauldron Pools on the River Esk
World renowned pool on the Famous Border Esk.
The Netherby Beat, River Esk
Christopher Gray,Messrs. Edwin Thompson, Carlisle Tel: 01228 548385
The Border Esk & Liddle Angling Club beats:
Canonbie, Langholm, Newcastleton & Lower Liddle Beats
Canonbie Post Office (half day closing Wednesday and Saturday) – 01387 371201
Stevenson & Johnstone, 28 High Street, Langholm – 01387 380248 (office hours)
Douglas Hotel, High Street, Langholm – 01387 381547
Cross Keys Hotel, Canonbie – 013873 71010
Eskdale Hotel, Langholm – 013873 81178
Copshaw Kitchen, Newcastleton – 013873 75250
Or online at http://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/BorderEsk
For more Info on the Border Esk and Liddel Angling Club, including beat
maps and ticket prices:
Buccleuch Estate Beats:
Gilnockie, Hollows, Lower & Middle Irvine House Beats.
Tickets available from: http://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/BorderEsk
Oakbank Lakes, Longtown - Carp, Tench, Roach
TEL : (01228) 791108
Three lakes, totaling twenty five acres,
Carp in excess of 20lb. ( Current record
24lb 11oz.) with many high doubles.
Under 16s pool with roach, tench and small carp.
Ideal for practice.
Day Ticket from £6.00
Overnight /24 hours from £10.00
Talkin Tarn - Pike & Perch
Fishing at the Tarn costs £2.50/day/adult £1.50/day/child.
Trout and Salmon Fishing
Excellent site with maps and information on trout, salmon and sea trout fishing
in Scotland ... Including the Border Esk