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.

Dalreoch fishing beats

We have three miles on both banks of the River Stinchar, between Pinwherry and Colmonell. The fishings are spread over four beats with prices ranging from £25 to £55 per day. The river banks are well kept, allowing fishing from the bank and wading.

The Factor, Matthew Aspinall, 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.

Bookings for the Dalreoch and Almont beats are available through the Estate Factor, Matthew Aspinall, price depending on the season. Phone 07948 420905 or email flyfishing@dalreochestate.co.uk

Catches

Salmon and Grilse

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May010000.20
June1012113.07
July732201513.032
August24153271418.420
September2372430720.02
October7214348827.24
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Total10699122473581.865

Sea Trout

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June102000.60
July1137004.21
August304764.03
September0051103.20
October501522.68
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Total10131923814.612

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.

flowing river

Flowing River

Dalreoch fishing

River Stinchar Dalreoch

Please call the Factor, Matthew Aspinall

For Fishing on the River Stinchar at Dalreoch Estate