visitor centres, the nearest being Glentrool. No permits are needed to fish Loch Doon where there are plenty of brown trout, arctic charr, perch and pike.
On the West Coast is the town of Girvan where you can fish in the sea from the pier, beach or rocks. You may also charter a small fishing vessel at the harbour, such as the M.V. Rachael Clare, which can take up to 12 people and has a range of 60 miles, for sea angling trips.
To the North of us is the River Girvan where the main fishing beats are managed by various estates, among them Blairquhan, Kilkerran and Bargany and Carrick Angling Club have about two miles of fishing on the lower river. A days fishing here for salmon or sea trout will cost £20 while a weekly ticket is £60. Fly, worms or spinners can all be used, and the club offer the hire of tackle and fly fishing lessons for beginners.
As with the fishing locations mentioned on the previous page, lunch and transport can be provided for any of those shown above. Lunch at £5 per person, while transport costs will vary according to distance.