Fishing regulations

Anglers should be aware of the legal requirements in place before they book fishing. Each of the rivers within the Ayrshire area have separate sets of rules and/or recommendations outlined below.

District Salmon Fishery Board regulations

Categories for 2017

Stinchar 1
Girvan 1
Doon 1
Garnock 1
Ayr 2
Irvine 3

For the category 1 rivers there will be strict limits in place when it comes to keeping a fish, anglers should check with the beats in advance of fishing and abide by the code of conduct at all times.

For the River Ayr, there will also be strict limits in place and anglers should check with the beat in advance of fishing.

For the River Irvine it will be strict catch and release only.






Fishing in Ayrshire

DSFB : Blairquhan



Fishery conditions

Individual owners may also have their own individual conditions, such as the hours that fishing is allowed on that beat, provision of ghillies (if any) and what fishing methods you can use.

FishPal Booking Conditions

This site uses the FishPal booking engine, so if you use our online booking system, or our call centre on 01573 470612, you need to agree to FishPal's booking conditions.

You will be given another opportunity to read all these conditions before doing any online booking, where you have to indicate your agreement to them. They will also be included in the joining instructions you are given when your booking has been completed.