There is some excellent fishing within close proximity to our properties, as our houses are located in Devon, Somerset and Dumfries they are ideally located within easy reach of the best fishing that the south west England and south west Scotland has to offer has to offer.

Scotland - Dumfries & Galloway

Salmon, cod, carp, perch, sea trout, rainbow trout, wild brown trout, skate and sea bass - to name but a few of the types of fishing available in Scotland. Greenswangs House is the ideal luxury holiday house for those wishing to find some of the best angling in south west Scotland, located perfectly for easy road access to south west Scotland and north west Lake District, with a fantastic selection of high quality fishing opportunities.

There is easy access for fly and spin fishing on the River Annan. Primarily a salmon and sea trout river, the Annan is also recently gaining a great reputation for being one of the best wild brown trout and grayling fisheries in the UK with fish well over 5lb being caught on a regular basis! The Rivers Nith and Dee are also only a short drive away with some excellent fishing opportunities.

The normal season for salmon runs from the 25th February to the 15th November, although licensed catch extensions can be obtained up until 30th November. All salmon caught before the 1st June must be returned, and it is advised to return all hen fish and sea trout  caught after the end of August.

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England - Somerset & Devon

The River Exe rises high on Exmoor and flows through open moorland until it plunges into a steep wooded valley near Winsford. By the time Tiverton is reached the valley has widened and from here to the sea the Exe meanders through a broad pastoral vale until it flows into the estuary near Exeter and finally into the sea between Exmouth and Dawlish Warren. It is the longest river in the south west.

Throughout most of its length the Exe is a good Trout stream, the fast flowing, rocky upper reaches abounding in fish of modest average size, which increases as the river becomes larger and slower in its middle and lower reaches, where fish approaching a pound feature regularly in the daily catch. The Exe has a good run of Salmon and can produce big catches when the grilse arrive in summer. In the deep slow waters around Exeter there is a variety of coarse fish, as there is in the Exeter Ship Canal which parallels the river from Exeter to the estuary at Topsham.

The Exe only has a small run of Sea Trout, but Grayling are plentiful in the middle and lower reaches. The two main tributaries - the Barle and the Culm - could not be more different in character. The Barle is a swift upland stream which rises high on Exmoor not far from the source of the Exe, and runs a parallel course, first through open moor and then through a picturesque wooded valley, before joining the parent river near Dulverton. It has good Trout fishing throughout and Salmon fishing on the lower reaches.

The CuIm issues from the Blackdown Hills and in its upper reaches is a typical dry fly Trout stream, with good hatches of fly and free-rising fish. From Cullompton until it joins the Exe, the Culm becomes a coarse fishery, with the Dace in particular of good average size.

This quiet meandering stream rises in the hills of west Dorset, runs along the boundary with Somerset before flowing past Axminster to the sea at Seaton. The Axe is a fertile river with good Trout fishing and a run of Salmon and Sea Trout. The two main tributaries, the Coly and Yarty, are also Trout streams and the Yarty has a good run of Sea Trout.

The River Taw is a noted Salmon and Sea Trout river that rises high on Dartmoor and then flows through the rolling farmland of North Devon to its estuary at Barnstaple. Its main tributary, the Mole, also has good Salmon and Sea Trout fishing, and the Moles own tributary, the Bray, is a good little Trout stream.

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