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This week so far

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Last week

(Last updated: Wednesday 26th October)

w/c 17/10

We finally had rain at the beginning of the week for the first time in weeks. This would allow some sport to be had for most of the week.

On the Ayr, Mauchline club had a few including a couple of 10lb fish.

Down on the Stinchar Knockdolian had 11 fish including a 23lb fish while Dalreoch had a slow week landing 5 fish but it should have been more. We also heard that Kirkhill had a decent week landing fish up to 25lbs.

On the Doon Smithson had 9 for the week and have also reported 9 fish this week to 16lbs. On Friday the very sad news broke in the national press that Doonfoot had decided to close the beat. The full story can be found online and social media.

On the Girvan, Bargany had two fish for the week.


Unfortunately the rivers have dropped away again and we are in need of more rain. There is some due later in the week so fingers crossed we get enough to allow us some more fishing for the final few days of the season.




Beat catches reported
(week ending 25th March)
SALMON & GRILSE: None reported
SEA TROUT: None reported
TROUT: None reported





15lb fish from Bargany on the Girvan on the 29 July


5lbs for Gordon Macdermid from Dalreoch on the Stinchar, 30 July


Gordon Hyslop's cracking salmon from Knockdolian on the Stinchar, May


Gordon Hyslop 4lbs sea trou from Knockdolian in May.

Season review

A decent start to the season for some, especially the mid to upper beats. Disturbingly, the back end run appears to be missing again which seems to be in keeping with most of the country.