Fishing the Ayrshire Rivers

ANGLERS PLEASE NOTE
On the 19th January 2016 the Scottish Government introduced new legislation which has placed each river in a conservation category. Each Ayrshire River has been given a category of either class1, class 2 or class 3. The classification of each river is as follows River Doon (Class1), Rivers Stinchar and Girvan (Class 2) Rivers Ayr and Irvine/Garnock (Class3). Rivers that have been given Class 3 status will be catch and release only for Salmon until further notice. Rivers that have been given a class 1 or 2 status will have restrictions in place and anglers should check with each beat for advice in advance of any fishing.

River Doon at Brigodoon

River Doon
ANGLERS PLEASE NOTE
On the 19th January 2016 the Scottish Government introduced new legislation placing the River Doon into the category 1 classification (one of the only rivers on the West Coast). Although this means anglers may be permitted to retain a fish, the River Doon District Salmon Fishery Board will introduce a new code of conduct and conservation measures will be in place. Anglers should check with each beat for advice in advance of fishing.

River Girvan
ANGLERS PLEASE NOTE
On the 19th January 2016 the Scottish Government introduced new legislation placing the River into the category 2 classification. Although this means anglers may be permitted to retain a fish, the District Salmon Fishery Board will introduce a new code of conduct and conservation measure will be in place. Anglers should check with each beat for advice in advance of fishing.


The queit and pretty river Girvan







River Ayr
ANGLERS PLEASE NOTE
On the 19th January 2016 the Scottish Government introduced new legislation placing the whole River Ayr System including the Lugar Water into the Category 3 classification. These new regulations mean that during the 2016 angling season it will be illegal to kill any salmon or grilse and any that are caught must be returned to the water.



The famous river Stinchar

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Many of the Ayrshire beats are included on this site so you can read about each one, see its current fishing availability and book fishing permits online or by telephone.
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A Typical Stinchar fish caught in 2014
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