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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.











Where to fish


Details of fishing available on the website can be found in the availability page (see under Booking fishing in left hand menu). Local rods have their own particular favourite rivers and there is considerable demand for the best fishing. Changing trends in salmon angling means that access to prime fishing has opened up with many beats now operating on a day ticket basis. It is anticipated that the launch of FishAyrshire will increase availability of salmon angling in the county.





If you are playing Golf at Trump Turnbury or visiting the famous Culzean Castle then the Stinchar is close at hand to fish.


These rivers offer day rod sales as well as memberships.

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