• 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.
 

Wild or Farmed?

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust received a video call today from an angler who had just caught a salmon on the Irvine that he thought may be a farmed fish escaped from Carradale 3 weeks ago. Impressed   by his ingenuity we  quickly were able to confirm that indeed this was an escaped farmed salmon and it […]

Doon Fishing

Triennial Elections to the Doon DSFB UPDATED

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Despite the current ‘lock down’ restrictions, the Doon DSFB must continue to meet the legislative requirements of a District SalmonFishery Board and are thus unable to delay this meeting until a later date. Triennial Doon Meeting.  The details are as follows: Date of Meeting:                                 Thursday 30th April 2020 Venue:                                                 By Video Call The number for […]

Doon Fishing

Angling during ‘Lock Down’

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We have been contacted by several angling clubs on whether angling is permitted at the current time. The Government announcement on the 23rd of March included the following: The only permissible reasons to leave your home are as follows: -to shop for basic necessities and that should be limited to once a day -to take […]

2019 Reported Catch Results

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The River Doon catch data from 2019 is available and detailed below. It is also incomplete so perhaps there were a few more fish captured than were reported. Salmon and grilse – 19 salmon killed, 276 released  – Total 295 35 sea trout returned.   While many anglers bemoaned a lack of fish, this river […]