Doon Fishing

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)

Brown trout season:
15th March to 6th October

Angling Clubs

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

Contact: Mrs Sheila Campbell, Parson’s Lodge, Patna. 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.

Doonfoot Fishings

The Doonfoot Fishings beat runs from the old railway bridge in Alloway to the sea, it’s meandering route is approximately 1 3/4 miles long and has 16 named pools. As it is the closest beat to the sea it excels in low water conditions, but can always be fished, due to the compensation water released from Loch Doon.