Fishing the Ayrshire Rivers

Ayrshire is renowned for its beaches, beautiful coastline, golf courses and of course Rabbie Burns. It is also blessed with six principal salmon rivers, each of which has its own character. There are only 37 miles between the mouth of the most southerly river, the Stinchar, and the Irvine and Garnock estuary in North Ayrshire. There can be few areas in Scotland with as wide a range of productive salmon rivers in such close proximity.

River Doon at Brigodoon

Ayrshire is Scotland's largest lowland county covering a diverse range of landscapes, geology and landuse. The catchments in the north of Ayrshire are more heavily populated and landuse is more intensive. In the south of the county the human population density is much less and the landscape is more upland, with the Southern Upland Fault crossing through the upper reaches of the Doon, Girvan and Stinchar catchments.


The queit and pretty river Girvan





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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