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Maps and Information on the Salmon Fishing Rivers of Southern Scotland

Annan, Tweed and Clyde
A' rise oot o' ae hillside,
There was a ploy 'mang the three,
Wha wad first get to the sea,
Slow and smoothly flowed the Tweed,
Annan wan wi' greater speed,
Clyde fell doon wi' muckle din
And broke its neck owre Cora Linn    (John Wilson)

Yes, the south of Scotland, too, has some marvellous rivers.... the Tweed one of the top Scottish salmon fishing rivers; the Clyde, hard to beat for trout and grayling fishing; the Nith, Annan and Border Esk, often overlooked by those in a hurry to reach the highlands, but each offering some of the most attractive, and productive, fly fishing beats and most of them very accessible to the visiting angler.

salmon fishing southern scotland


The map below shows the main salmon rivers in southern Scotland. The famous River Tweed flows eastward to enter the North Sea at Berwick; the Nith, Annan and Esk southwards into the Solway Firth; while the Stinchar, Doon and Ayr flow west through Ayrshire to the Firth of Clyde.  Clicking on a blue dot will take you to a page showing detailed maps of each salmon river with additional information on the salmon fishing available on the rivers in the south of Scotland.

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East Lothian Tyne River Tweed Border Esk River Annan River Nith River Urr River Cree River Bladnoch River Luce River Stinchar River Girvan River Doon River Ayr River Irvine River Clyde River Whiteadder River Teviot River Ettrick and Yarrow  

For more information on the wonderful salmon fishing on the southern Scottish rivers, including detailed maps, please select a salmon river by clicking on a blue dot on the map or on a river name in the list to the right of the map.

Salmon Rivers

Border Esk

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

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.

For a comprehensive guide to fishing on the lochs and rivers of Scotland, I would recommend that you invest in a copy of Bruce Sandison's excellent book:

 Rivers & Lochs of Scotland: The Angler's Complete Guide 2013/14

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