D.A.C. was established in 1925 and has since
held fishings on the River Irvine and Annick water.
The Club waters are stocked annually with brown
trout ranging from 10" to 13" and enjoys
a run of grilse, salmon and sea trout every year.
Visitors hoping to catch these migratory fish
would be best advised to concentrate their efforts
in the months of August, September and October
when fresh fish run the river with every rise
of water level.
Spinning accounts for most fish caught although
fly fishing is becoming more popular.
Fishings are held between the Lave Saw Mill Dam
downstream to Holmsford Bridge on the River Irvine
with shared fishings downstream thereon to the
Annick Water mouth on one bank.
The River Annick is a delightful little trout
stream where light tackle is the order of the
day. The streams provide first class trout fishing,
however it is not easy as the water can run crystal
clear. Dry fly can be very effective, however
upstream nymphing or spiders also take their fair
share of the fish. Fishing is shared with Irvine
A.C. from the mouth upstream to Perceton Bridge.
Exclusive rights are held from Perceton Bridge
upstream to Cunninghamhead.