The River Stinchar is a beautiful west coast spate river in South Ayrshire, famous for salmon and sea trout. The river rises in the Carrick Forest and runs through the villages of Barr, Pinwherry and Colmonell down to the sea at Ballantrae. The salmon fishing season runs from
February 26th to 31st October.

We have three miles on both banks of the River Stinchar, between Pinwherry and Colmonell. The river banks are well kept, allowing fishing from the bank and wading. The Keeper, will give advice about the numerous pools. The fishing is by fly only and anglers are asked to follow the River Stinchar anglers Code of Practice. The estate encourages a catch and release policy.

Day tickets for the Dalreoch and Almont beats are available from the River Keeper, Gordon Macdermid, price depending on the season. Phone 07957 942317.

Catches

Salmon and Grilse

Year'08'09'10'11'12'13'14'15'16'17
Total121119991691331346110698122
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June04035901012
July3424113173220
Aug2329028491218241532
Sept483556811966023724
Oct47474153494442721434

Sea Trout

Year'08'09'10'11'12'13'14'15'16'17
Total1524018232731101319
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April0000000000
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June0300200102
July010410421137
Aug27068621304
Sept95072120005
Oct4801158501

Pools

Fishing-Map

Accommodation

  • Boar’s Head Hotel – Rooms, restaurant and bar. Main Street, Colmonell, Ayrshire KA26 0RY. Telephone: 01465 881371.
  • King’s Arms Hotel – Rooms, restaurant and bar. 40 Main Street, Ballantrae, Ayrshire KA26 0NB. Telephone: 01465 831202

For further accommodation choices in the area see here.

Fishing-River-Stinchar

Dalreoch fishing

River Stinchar Dalreoch

Please call the River Keeper, Gordon Macdermid

For Fishing on the River Stinchar at Dalreoch Estate