The Dumfries & Galloway Angling Association is based in the town of Dumfries in south west Scotland. Dumfries lies 33 miles from Carlisle, Stanraer is 73 miles to the west and for rail travellers the West Coast Main Line at Lockerbie is 12 miles north east of Dumfries.
The Association controls over seventeen miles of Salmon, Seatrout and Brown Trout fishing
The Association water on the river Cairn starts 2 miles above it's confluence with the Nith and extends upstream for 15 miles. With the exception of a few short stretches the fishing is on both banks. The Salmon fishing season on the Nith system is one of the longest in the UK. The season starts on February 25th and runs until November 30th. For conservation reasons part of the Association water on the river Cairn finishes earlier (see rules).
Although fish are caught in the early months of the season, the Salmon fishing is at it's best from August onwards, especially when the bigger autumn fish enter the river.