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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.

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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.



Netherby Estates

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

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           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:



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.


Fishing Links


Trout and Salmon Fishing

Excellent site with maps and information on trout, salmon and sea trout fishing in Scotland ... Including the Border Esk



Caravan site campsite Border Esk and River Liddel Fishing