The Border Esk & Liddel Angling Club
The Border Esk and Liddle Angling Club
Formed in 2011, The Border Esk and Liddle Angling Club exists to promote the interests of members and visitors alike. A not for profit organisation, the club actively seeks to protect and develop the Border Esk and Liddle Water.
Flowing through beautiful countryside with much of the bankside wooded with native hardwoods anglers have access to four beats. Border Esk; Canonbie 4 miles double bank; Langholm 4 miles mixed double & single bank. River Liddle; Lower Liddle 6 miles single bank , Newcastleton 4 miles single & double bank. With 18 miles of water to choose from, you can normally expect the rivers to be generally fast flowing and with beds of rock outcrop or pebble shingle with no natural weed growth. With the exception of high water, the Esk is normally ‘Gin Clear’ and although the Liddle often carries a peat stain this does not have an adverse effect on the fishing.
An enthusiastic membership, committee members and local rods are always willing to escort anglers to the most likely pools. The club believes that it is very much part the local community and helps boost the economy.
"If you haven’t fished it before, you ought to. It’s not the most prolific, but it is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful. From Langholm downstream to Canonbie, the Esk cuts through sandstone, with lush, steep banks of deciduous woodland. The pools can be difficult to wade and it could be a considerable walk to get to some, but you will be rewarded with spectacular backdrops and seclusion."
Andrew Flitcroft – Editor Trout & Salmon magazine.
For further details please contact the secretary
North Lodge B&B