• 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.


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With the river proposed for downgrade to Category 2 status next season and an opportunity to respond to the consultation, ART have been looking at catch data provided to the DSFB  and to MSS. Theoretically, these catch reports should be identical and accurate each year but it doesn’t quite work out like that and that’s […]

Catch Returns

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Hi and welcome to River Doon Fishery Board Web Page. As from today we have new admin who will try and keep the page updated regularly. The season for Salmon and Sea Trout has just ended it will soon be time for all parties concerned to get their catch returns in to the Fishery Board. […]

Culroy Burn…Making Improvements

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Yesterday, ART staff accompanied one of their Trustees were back on the Culroy Burn at Sauchrie planting more native hardwood trees within recently fenced buffers. With rain forecast, it was an ideal opportunity to transplant trees growing in ART’s own nursery at Auchincruive, to a permanent location on the Culroy Burn. This burn has been […]

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 […]