• 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.
 

Encouraging results from Chapelton Burn

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Finally water levels have dropped back towards more fishable levels and today ART managed to perform 2 surveys on the Chapelton and Brockloch Burns within the Doon catchment. Both these burns have suffered from diffuse pollution issues in the past and the condition of the habitat has been poor for many years. Historic dredging, livestock […]

An invitation to watch the Patagonia film ‘Artifishal’

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust have arranged to screen the Patagonia produced film ‘Artifishal’ at the University of the West of Scotland, Ayr Campus,  University Avenue, Ayr KA8 0SX on the 3rd July at 6.30pm. The University  is on the banks of the Ayr at Craigie and there’s plenty of parking available. This event is free to attend […]

Fishing Available

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                 DOONBANK FISHINGS SYNDICATE From Alloway railway bridge through Cambusdoon to Mount Charles Pool Dam. A few days still to let at £250 for a day of the week for the whole season. Contact David Cosh    email  d.cosh@mac.com   mobile  07968 071554

Smolts

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Salmon and Sea Trout Smolts are now making their way downstream. These fish are very important for the future of fish stocks they are at great risk from predators on the journey to the Sea. Lets hope that most of them are successful and get there without to much trouble. if you are on the […]

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 […]