Fishing Season

Salmon & Sea Trout Season:

11th February to 31st October (no salmon may be killed prior to the 1st June each year by order of Scottish Government)

The River Doon DSFB strongly urges all anglers to practice 100% Catch & Release of Salmon and Sea Trout throughout the season. Please see our Code of Practice

Brown Trout Season:

15th March to 6th October

Angling Clubs, Syndicates and Fishings

If you wish to publicise your Angling Club, Syndicate or Fishings on the River Doon, FREE OF CHARGE, please contact the Clerk on:

Drumgrange and Keirs Fishing Club

Drumgrange and Keirs is a local run fishing club established in 1902 that prides itself on providing affordable fishing on one of the best rivers in South West Scotland. We have fishing on approximately 5 miles of the River Doon between Dalmellington and Patna.

Patna Angling Club

Patna water stretches from upstream of the village to the top of Smithson beat downstream.

Smithston Fishings

The Smithston Fishings form one of the most productive fisheries on the River Doon in Ayrshire. They comprise some thirty-five named, streamy and varied pools along their length. Smithston is a noted summer and autumn salmon fishery which can provide quite outstanding sport with the fly.

Doonbank Salmon Fishing Syndicate

Doonbank Salmon Fishing Syndicate have some vacancies.  1 day per week costs £250, which includes 1 day for the rod plus a guest on the private beat (Swallow Braes).

Contact the owner: David Cosh – email:   mobile:  07968 071554

Download: Doonbank Salmon Fishing Syndicate Rules