Fishing on the River Urr
FISHING AVAILABLE ON THE RIVER URR
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FISH CAUGHT HAVE TO BE RETURNED TO THE RIVER
The River Urr is a picturesque river that nestles entering the Solway at Kippford. It is 35 miles long and, like the other Galloway Rivers, is a spate river that fishes best on a falling water after a good fall of rain. The Urr is one of only three Scottish rivers that is open until the end of November and is renowned for its large ‘greyback‘ salmon at the back end of the season. Fresh run fish can be caught right to the end of the season, which runs from the 15th March until the 30th of November. In most years fish over 20 lb are caught. Sea trout are caught in fair numbers on the Urr from April onwards and can be found even in the very uppermost reaches of the river. Most sea trout weigh between 1 and 3lb, with the best recent sea trout being 8lb. Wild brown trout can be caught on both Dalbeattie Angling Association and Castle Douglas Angling Association’s beats.
For further information about fishing in the area visit www.gallowayfisheriestrust.org