• 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.
 

Smolts at Skeldon Weir

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ART checked for any problems with smolts migrating downstream at Skeldon Weir on the Doon near Hollybush. They didn’t expect to find any issues and thankfully all seems fine. However, the Trust are reporting of significant numbers of smolts building behind Catrine Dam on the Ayr which they attribute to the position of the screens […]

Primpton Burn modifications

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While out near Dalrymple today, ART noticed a new levy has been created on the banks of the Primpton Burn just upstream of the village of Dalrymple. I’m not sure why or what’s planned for this field but our understanding is that disconnecting a watercourse from its floodplain is damaging and not allowed. It merely […]

Doon Fishing

Happy New Year

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A Happy New Year to all our readers. May 2019 be a better one for the fish. I received an interesting call on Hogmanay informing me that 5 salmon had been seen running through the Alloway Mill beat on the Doon yesterday and they were bars of silver. The question was “Are these Springers or […]