• River Doon District Salmon Fishery Board

  • River Doon District Salmon Fishery Board

  • River Doon District Salmon Fishery Board

What We Do

The River Doon District Salmon Fishery Board manages the protection, enhancement and conservation of the Atlantic salmon and sea trout stocks in the River Doon.

Salmon Fishing

The River Doon is at a fishable height at all times and has some excellent fly fishing in beautiful surroundings. As with all the Ayrshire rivers the River Doon is primarily a summer and autumn fishery.

River Catchment

The River Doon has a catchment area of 324 square kilometres. The river is just over 63 kilometres long and flows near Dalmellington, Patna, Dalrymple and into the sea at Alloway, Ayr.
 

Himalayan Balsam control

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The River Doon DSFB and ART have been suppressing the spread of Invasive Himalayan Balsam over the last few years and while this plant is not yet extensive within the catchment, it does continue to spread. This plant is not native and it quickly takes over out competing native species on the river bank. Once […]

Doon Fishing

River Doon DSFB Meeting

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NOTICE OF NEXT MEETING   Dear All   You are hereby given formal notice of the next meeting of the River Doon District Salmon Fishery Board, as follows:   Date of Meeting:     Tuesday 29 June 2021   Time:                         6pm   Meeting Type:         Board Meeting   Venue:                       By Zoom:

Monitoring stocking survival on the Cummock Burn

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust staff have been monitoring smolt emigration from the Cummock Burn at Dalmellington in the last week or two for the DSFB. This is a considerable undertaking as we are required to check the trap daily but of course we don’t mind. The Cummock was stocked in 2018 and 2019 with alevins from […]

Identifying Farmed Salmon- A video guide

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust has produced a video guide detailing the key indicators that can be used to distinguish farmed from wild salmon. The latest escape of salmon from the Carradle fish farm are beginning to turn up in our rivers so keep an eye out for them. Under the Conservation Regulations introduced in 2016 by […]