|Open all year round from 7.00am until dusk seven days a week, Fairgirth Trout Loch offers fly fishing from the bank and a boat for rainbow, tiger and brown trout between 2lbs and 15lbs about four miles from Dalbeattie. The hire price of the boat is included in the ticket cost although anglers are recommended to wear life jackets or buoyance aids when fishing from the boats.
An attractive water with some lovely fish, Fairgirth is about two acres in size and has a small 'Members Lodge' which is often open when season ticket holders are fishing the loch.
Depths vary between six feet at the entrance end of the loch to just some 27 feet at the far end so it pays to fish at a depth suitable for the weather conditions and temperature, although it is often not necessary to fish far out as plenty of fish congregate fairly close to the edge.
When it comes to tempting the fish, popular flies and lures include the Black Rabbit, Cat's Whisker and Yellow Dancer as well as buzzers, natural flies and nymphs.
Anglers fishing Fairgirth must use only barbless or crushed barbed hooks and fish only conventional single hook flies. All tiger, brown trout and rainbows over 5lbs must be returned after capture. Anglers are also not allowed to fish boobies or egg flies.
A six hour Sporting ticket costs £20.00 whilst a six hour two fish followed by catch and release costs £25.00. A four hour one fish plus catch and release is £20.00. Permits must be purchased in advance of fishing and be available to be inspected on request when fishing. Season tickets are available at £250.00 with a limit of two fish per week.
Day and season tickets are available from the local tackle shop M McCowan and Sons in Dalbeattie who have a website at www.mmccowanandson.com, as well as from La Bella Vista beauty salon in Dalbeattie.
|Visit Fairgirth's page on Facebook
Fairgirth has an expending page on Facebook where you can keep up to date with latest catches and developments at the loch. To visit their page Follow this link or search for Fairgirth Trout Loch.
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