• 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.
 

Skeldon Weir

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This week, simple timber baulks have been added to Skeldon Weir to improve fish passage over the dam particularly during low flows when depth may limit some fish in their ability to swim up the face of the obstacle or late in the season as hen fish near spawning and have limited energy left for […]

Doon DSFB Web Site

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The Doon DSFB web site will now be managed and updated on a regular basis. We hope that this will provide a resource for anglers and visitors to the river. Over the winter, we will familiarise ourselves with how the platform works and be ready for next season (2019). We also intend to share posts […]

Doon Fencing

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The River Doon DSFB agreed to fund a considerable percentage of the cost of fencing to improve habitat and hopefully fish populations. In the long term, this should also deliver water quality improvements. The Ayrshire Rivers Trust has been responsible for knocking doors and negotiating agreements and the work. Currently the fencer is at a […]

Loch Doon Project

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ART received some encouraging news from Scottish Power today that it looks as though we may well receive some funding towards our Loch Doon project. Nothing is certain yet but we are certainly in with a shout. We will continue to seek support from other partner organisations such as the Forestry Commission and SEPA who […]

Meikleholm Burn

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We had planned to visit Loch Doon burns again today but plans changed slightly this morning and we decided that time was too limited to do this justice. Instead we headed to the Meikleholm Burn at Patna where we have arranged a contractor to install fencing (part funded by the Doon DSFB) and plant a few […]