New Galloway Angling Association has been in existence for over 50 years and was originally formed with the objectives of encouraging and promoting angling in the district and preventing illegal fishing.  Permanent residents of New Galloway and Balmaclellan qualify for full membership whilst permanent residents of Dalry qualify for membership but without rights to take office or attend meetings unless invited by the Chairman.  The current Chairman of the Association is John (Cubby) McCubbing who can be reached on 07707672185.

The Association controls a stretch of the River Ken, a stretch of Loch Ken (West Bank) and a stretch of Loch Stroan. Brief details of the Association’s waters are as follows:

River Ken - Brown trout are native to the river and also stocked.  Salmon occasionally run during the season but if caught must be returned unharmed in line with a current conservation practice affecting all west coast Scottish rivers;  Pike, Roach and Perch are also present.  Spinning and bait fishing is allowed but not maggots.

Loch Ken, West Bank - Loch Ken is recognised as one of the finest natural venues in the UK.  The West Bank is popular with match and pleasure anglers alike.  The top match weights usually comprise Bream and Roach, although Perch, Dace and Ruffe are also present.  Specimen anglers are also attracted by the legendary Pike and huge Perch which thrive in the rich waters.

Loch Stroan - Brown Trout, Pike and Perch are native to this loch of which a stretch is leased from the Forestry Commission.  Access to Loch Stroan is by the Raiders Road with car parking next to the old railway viaduct.