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Photographs of the River Liddle

Below is a map of the River Liddle, showing links to photographs of many of the fishing pools on the lower river, part of the Esk and Liddle Fishery. Best known for its sea trout, the River Liddle also has a decent run of salmon in the second half of the season. The Esk and Liddle Fisheries beats include some of the best fly fishing water on the middle Esk and the middle and lower Liddle. 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 Esk and Liddle, 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. Given the right conditions, though, June and July can still provide some excellent night fishing. See Border Esk & Liddle Fishing for more information.


River Liddle Map

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River Liddle at Kershopefoot River Liddle, Dooking River Liddle, Ill Step River Liddle, Mill River Liddle, Swing Bridge River Liddle, Swing Brig River Liddle, Dormont River Liddle, Clinty River Liddle, Hagg Wash River Liddle, Elm Stream River Liddle at Penton River Liddle from Penton Bridge River Liddle below Penton Bridge Meggie's Ford, River Liddle River Liddle at Meggie's Ford River Liddle, Wash River Liddle, Dipping Dam Foot River Liddle, Rowanburn Viaduct River Liddle, Rownburnfoot River Liddle, Quarry Willow Pool, Border Esk River Liddle, Pot Photographic map of the River Liddle

The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew.

Please note that these maps may date back several decades. Much of the human detail will have changed but the character of the rivers and lochs, and the trout and salmon in them, will be much the same as they have always been.

In addition to the information provided here, I would recommend that anyone planning a fishing or walking trip in Scotland should equip themselves with a compass and the appropriate Ordnance Survey map. The most useful of the O.S. maps for the fisherman is the Landranger series, scale 1:50,000. For each of the lochs and rivers listed here, I have given the relevant O.S. Map number. See Ordnance Survey Maps




see also Border Esk Photographs

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