Fishing

There are numerous opportunities for fishing on the River Fleet and in the bay. 

Permits and further details are available from the following:

 

River Fleet
Murray Arms
Phone: (01557) 814207


 

Loch Whinyeon & Lochenbreck
Ship Inn
Phone: (01557) 814217


 

Fradam Fishery

A small family run Trout and Course Fishery near Gatehouse at Newton Farm, just off the A75. We provide a friendly and relaxing environment for an enjoyable day's bait or fly fishing.  Open from March to October.

Phone: 077808 41241
email: james@fradamfishery.com


 

Rusko Holidays
Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas DG7 2BS Phone: 01557 814215
email: info@ruskoholidays
Web: www.ruskoholidays.co.uk

Special Places

The Mill on the Fleet


The Mill on the Fleet is a restored Mill, once part of Gatehouse's main mill complex.  It is now a visitor and exhibition centre with a varied programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, as well as displays on the history and heritage of Gatehouse and the Fleet Valley.  The Mill also houses the Tourist Information Centre, the Riverside Café, a shop, and a bookshop. More.  

Caerlaverock


Caerlaverock Castle
One of Scotland's greatest medieval castles - about an hour away, south of Dumfries.  Can be combined with a visit to Sweetheart Abbey, the New Abbey Cornmill, (both also Historic Scotland), Caerlaverock Bird Reserve, or The National Museum of Costume at New Abbey. Historic Scotland:read more.
 

The River Fleet


The River Fleet
There are pretty walks alongside the Fleet as it meanders down through the valley.  Bankside trees shade many favoured fishing pools. More.  

Clints


The Clints of Dromore
The Clints are a striking granite escarpment at the top of the valley, best visited from Scottish Natural Heritage's visitor centre at Dromore.  The Big Water of Fleet Viaduct is close by. More.  

Bluebells


Bluebells
During the early summer the woodlands around Gatehouse are carpeted with bluebells.  Both Castramont and Cally Woods are particularly popular for viewing them. More.  


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