Fishing

Stinchar River Fishing

Crailoch, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, KA26 0LW

Phone number: 01465 831418

Email: dal@crailoch.co.uk

Lower Stinchar

Ballantrae Beat  

Contact: Robert Dalrymple

Both banks at the mouth of the River Stinchar at Ballantrae. This stretch includes the tidal pools and extends from the estuary upstream for approximately 1 mile. Strictly fly only. Usually let by the week only, with a modernised, comfortably furnished fishing lodge. See [ here ] for details. 

Middle Stinchar

Kirkholm Beat 

Contact: William Marshall

About 1.5 miles upstream from Ballantrae lies Kirkholm Farm. Day tickets are available. All legal lures permitted.£15 – £30 per rod per day. 

Knockdolian Beat 

The Knockdolian Estate water is often considered the most productive salmon & sea trout stretch in Ayrshire. Strictly fly only. Accommodation available in fishing lodge.

£50-£70 per rod per day. 

Kirkhill Beat  

Contact: Gilbert Browne

A short stretch of river in Colmonell. Day tickets available. Why not stay at the Boars Head Hotel, in Colmonell. Excellent food. £40 per rod per day – including lunch.

Disabled access.

Bardrochat Beat  

Contact: John Goodenough

Immediately upstream from Colmonell, the stretch on the left bank of the river. Day tickets available from the Keeper – price depending on season. £25-£45 per rod per day. Phone for current river conditions. 

Dalreoch Beat  

Contact: John Goodenough

Productive stretch of river between Pinwherry and Colmonell. Day tickets available from the Keeper – price depending on season.£25-£45 per rod per day. Phone for current river conditions. 

Almont Beat 

Contact: John Goodenough

About half a mile of water on both banks, at Almont Farm, Pinwherry. Day tickets available from the Keeper – price depending on season.£25-£45 per rod per day. Phone for current river conditions. 

Hallowchapel Beat  

Contact: Tom Lothian

500 yards of river at the confluence of the Duisk and the Stinchar at Pinwherry. Day tickets are available.All legal lures permitted.£30 per rod per day.Phone for current river conditions. 

Upper Stinchar

Minuntion Beat 

Syndicated fishing. 

Local Fishing

Good fishing can also be obtained on the Upper Stinchar all the way up to the village of Barr and beyond. Much of it is owned and managed by the local farmers, so if you are seeking fishing permits, then please ask the local landowner.


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