There is ample opportunity in the locale to attempt to outwit the Atlantic Salmon, Wild Brown Trout and its migratory cousin, the Sea Trout.
The Rivers Doon and Ayr are both only minutes away, and both have runs
of Salmon from mid Summer onwards. The River Stinchar, in South Ayrshire
is perhaps the most celebrated of the local Salmon rivers, and it can have
runs of Salmon, especially in the late Summer and Autumn. In common with most west-coast rivers, the fish run best after heavy rain.
There are numerous lochs in the area offering fishing for Brown Trout, often in beautiful surroundings. The fish tend not to be huge, but are hard fighting and, pan fried with oatmeal, make a delicious breakfast.
There are numerous Rainbow Trout fisheries in the area offering the chance
to catch (often very large) Stocked Trout. Of course, the cream of the Scottish
Salmon rivers such as the Tay, Tweed and Spey are also perfectly reachable
Perth 2 hous, Kelso 2 hours, Inverness 3 hours. It is best to make prior arrangements and enquiries, and we can offer help in this.
Permits for the Girvan are issued by Carrick Angling Club
Tel: +44 (0)1465 712122
Stinchar : Tel: +44 ( 0)1465 88202 ,88214 or 83418
For more information on local fishing: