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  1. Scotland
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  3. When to fish


When to fish

The Ayrshire rivers are primarily summer and autumn grilse and salmon fisheries, although spring salmon are caught every year. The Girvan and Ayr are generally considered to provide the best opportunity of catching one of these highly prized fish although they can be caught in any of the rivers.

From July onwards the grilse tend to arrive and the fishing after a summer spate can be very productive. The grilse runs over the weirs in Ayr Town centre in a summer spate are quite an attraction. September is normally the most productive month, whilst on the River Doon, Ayr Gold Cup Race week is considered to be the most productive of all.







With the weather pattern changing the Upper river beats are fishing better in September and October, due to their being more rainfall.









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