The River Stinchar is a beautiful west coast spate river in South Ayrshire, famous for Salmon and Sea Trout. The river has a wide range of classic fly water set in the quiet rural surroundings of the Stinchar Valley, rising in the Carrick Forest and running through the villages of Barr, Pinwherry and Colmonell down to the sea at Ballantrae.
The three main beats supply the angler with mostly double bank fishing over 3.25 miles. The river banks are well kept, allowing fishing from the bank and wading. There are a number of fishing huts and there is a full time ghillie on hand to offer advice and guidance throughout your time on the river.
The salmon fishing season runs from February 26th to 31st October. Day tickets are available for the Dalreoch and Almont beats. The Bardrochat Beat is syndicated but day rods may become available.
Bardrochat and House Beat:
Bardrochat has single bank fishing (left bank) for ¾ mile upstream of Colmonell Bridge to Garnaburn. The adjacent House Beat has double bank fishing for another ¼ mile upstream of Garnaburn.
The main beat on the estate accommodates 6 rods over 1 ½ miles of double bank fishing. With 11 named pools and a mixture of runs and glides the beat offers classic fly water along its entire length. The beat is well maintained and has three fishing huts.
Almont has ¾ of a mile of water and is slightly different in character from its neighbour, the beat has five named pools and some enticing runs.