River Ayr

Ayr Angling Club has fishings on the River Ayr at Nethermills, Overmills & Gadgirth. Click on image for more info.

Salmon Season

11 Feb 31 Oct

Description of the River Ayr

The River Ayr flows for 40 miles through Ayrshire in Scotland from Glenbuck Loch past Muirkirk, Kames, Sorn, Catrine, Failford, Stair and Annbank to Ayr on the Firth of Clyde. Predominantly a salmon river with  500+ fish possible per annum. Fishes best from summer till end of season. Worm fishing is popular.

Glenbuck Loch. This loch is the source of the River Ayr. Muirkirk Angling Association manages the wild brown trout fishing on Glenbuck.

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Headwaters of the River Ayr

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The River Ayr near Nether Wellwood

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River Ayr viewed from the suspension bridge at Limmerhaugh Muir

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Sorn bridge over the river Ayr

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River Ayr at Catrine

River Ayr at Catrine, howing the weir, supplying water to the Catrine Voes (powering the cotton mill) and the salmon ladder (foreground). The lade takes off on the other side of the weir.

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River Ayr at Haugh

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Cliffs by the River Ayr near Clune

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The weir at Stair

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Enterkine Viaduct. Looking to the northeast along the River Ayr towards the Crawfordston railway viaduct.

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Water Of Coyle. he confluence of the Water of Coyle and the River Ayr. This creates a deep pool, known by fishermen as the Mill Weel.

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Breakers Rapid in March near Annbank

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The River Ayr. Looking upstream from Overmills Bridge. The water level is just too high to see the line of stepping stones across the river.

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weir in Ayr with Ayr College in the background

Weir over the River Ayr inthe town of Ayr

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River Ayr in Ayr

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Ayr Harbour Entrance

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Local Tips and Advice on the River Ayr

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Fishing Links for the River Ayr

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