The Royal Four Towns beat is double bank fishing and extends from Shillahill Bridge 4 miles downriver to Smallholmburn. Shillahill is approximately 2 miles from Lockerbie on the A709 towards Dumfries.
The river flows through beautiful farmland and has 8 pools, Boat Pool, Roberthill Pool, Prestonhouse Bank Pool, Chub Pool, Smallholm Pool, Smallholmburn Pool, Bush Pool and Geordie’s Pool.
There is good fly fishing on the following stretches from Shilahill bridge to Lairds Point, and The Tunnel to The Chub Pool.
Anglers should note that due to a historic Act of Parliament dating back to King Robert The Bruce, the residents of The Royal Four Towns have fishing rights on this stretch of the river, which can result in the last two months of the season being very busy.
Address / LocationPettigrew's of Lochmaben, High Street, Lochmaben. DG11 1NH
Opening times Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8am -5pm Wed, Sat 8am-4pm Sunday by appointment
Season Dates and Prices
Season DatesNo information supplied.
General Prices InformationDay Prices : Feb - Aug GBP12, Sep - Nov GBP24.
Day Ticket Price (specific dates)1 February - 31 August - £12
1 September - 30 November - £24
Week Ticket Price126-150
Annual Ticket Price251-300