Real Farm Holidays


Ghillies’ Gathering

December 11, 2012

We had our first Ghillies’ Gathering from 25th November – 1st December and although no salmon were caught there was lots to learn from each other about fishing contrasts man to man, river to river and country to country! Also the reminder that nothing in Salmon fishing is guaranteed – what is traditionally the best […]

2012 Skills Salmon School

November 16, 2012

A fantastic effort from those at our 2012 Salmon School resulted in 6 salmon caught (largest 15lb) over the 6 days! It’s always great to see the fish but for us it’s even more than catching salmon.  It’s far more to do with learning about this beautiful fish, how to handle the 14ft rod, casting, […]

Ladies Only Salmon School

October 16, 2012

Our first Ladies Only Salmon School started with a steady downpour of rain after 4 or 5 days of brilliant fishing conditions!  Typically as 2pm approached and everyone arrived so did the rain and cold.  However our ladies were not put off and headed off to the river with Glyn and Sue to learn about […]

Big Improvements!

August 14, 2012

We’ve had a busy first half of the year making some quite big changes inside and out especially around the Courtyard! Red Squirrel Cottage has been renovated to 3 star standard…. So far everyone who has stayed has enjoyed the changes & we hope to eventually get the 3 remaining 2 star cottages up to […]

Another Successful Salmon School!

November 25, 2011

Our 6th Salmon School has come and gone with 18 fishermen more confident and knowledgable about salmon fishing! It’s always great to see so many new faces at the school and also some familiar ones too.  Although there were not many fish caught this time, so many of the participants say they are now confident […]

Salmon School – Hurry last spaces going fast!

August 3, 2011

We only have 1 place left on our 3 day Salmon School so book now! There are still a few available places on our 4 day school too so don’t panic if you miss the 3 day one.  See for more details on our brilliant schools which include first class tuition, all meals and […]

Spring Newsletter 2011

May 13, 2011

Find out what’s been going on at Kirkwood in our Spring Newsletter 2011

If it’s good enough for the editor of Trout & Salmon magazine…

March 16, 2011

We’ve always known the Annan is a great river to fish so we were delighted with the editor of Trout & Salmon’s recent write up of the stretch.   You can read it here

Snow Time

December 6, 2010

Kirkwood Salmon School reviewed

November 11, 2010

Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine ran a four-day diary on our Salmon School recently. You can read it online here: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4