• River Stinchar District Salmon Fishery Board

  • River Stinchar District Salmon Fishery Board

  • River Stinchar District Salmon Fishery Board

What We Do

The River Stinchar District Salmon Fishery Board manages the protection, enhancement and conservation of the Atlantic salmon and sea trout stocks in the River Stinchar.

Salmon Fishing

The River Stinchar is one of the most productive salmon fishing rivers in Ayrshire and has some excellent fly fishing water. See more about the beats, contact details and advice on where to stay.

River Catchment

The river is 54 kilometres long, and rises in Shallochhill, in the Carrick Forrest, then runs through the beautiful Stinchar valley and the villages of Barr, Pinwherry, Colmonell and into the sea at Ballantrae.

Finally we have some proper rain

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There has been very little to report on the river this season to date. We have suffered from very low water for most of the spring and experienced the driest April for many years, May wasn’t much better. I have not heard of any salmon landed yet but Gordon Hyslop did run into some sea […]

Chairman’s Report 2016

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I would like to welcome you all to this year’s AGM of the River Stinchar Fishery Board. It is important that these meetings are well attended so that those who have an interest in the river can keep abreast of what the Board has been doing on their behalf in these challenging times. Both the […]

New Code Of Practice – 2016

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The Scottish Government has designated the Stinchar as a “category 2” river. This means that the River Stinchar District Fishery Board has to take appropriate management action to ensure that further exploitation of Atlantic salmon stock is reduced in our river. Failure to achieve this will result in our river being downgraded to a “category […]

August 2015

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August report 2015 Ballantrae Bridge has been very lightly fished by the family and his guests so far and are counting a number of good quality grilse. The larger fish seem to have carried on up river. Balnowlart continued to put a few on the bank during the month. Successful rods here were Andy Ewing, […]

week beginning Aug 3rd

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Week beginning Aug 3rd, water all week has provided the anglers with some fantastic sport. The start of the week the levels were on the low side with only an odd fish caught ,then as we moved into midweek things really got going with the water going over 7ft on the gauge At Colmonell bridge. […]