DGAA recently took over the Drum fishery near Dalswinton. This is a 7 acre loch stocked with Rainbow Trout. Fish are stocked around the 2.5 - 3lb size but the loch also holds many grown on fish from previous years including Tiger and Brown trout. Rainbows up to 10lb have been caught.


The loch has undergone many improvements including the addition of a flushing W.C. a new sheltered seated area and picnic bench. The committee carry out a lot of maintenance on the Loch each year removing weed from the loch, repairing walkways and strimming. The committee give up vast amounts of their time to keep it looking as it is.

Tickets can be purchased at McMillans tackle shop, both in Friars vennel, Dumfries. The Friars Carse Hotel also sell tickets for the Drum:  http://www.friarscarse.co.uk/



Drum Loch is 6 miles northwest of Dumfries off the Kirkton road. The easiest access is from the side road at the north end of Dalswinton village and following the blue markers. The fishery is signposted.