Irvine

The Irvine is perhaps best known as a trout water of some quality but has showed signs of improving its salmon and sea-trout sport, albeit in a modest way. Public fishing readily available. Trouting is probably best in the Newmilns and Darvel areas.

SOS: Feb 25-Sept 9 (Net); Feb 25-Oct 31 (R&L)

Dreghorn,Ayrs,StrathclydeTS6J miles from Laigh Milton Mill to junction with AnnickBB DT: ATS (W. M. Steen, Main Street, Dreghorn) or AAA (DreghornAC)l

Hurlford, Ayrs, StrathclydeTSTS 31 miles from Kilmarnockto

GalstonjBB

DT: (L6on Sat)APO (TheCross,

Hurlford)

Irvine, Ayrs, StrathclydeTSTS 5 miles from estuary (including section on AnnickWater)BB DT(not on Sat): ATS (lrvine) =Mar1-Oct31(S)ie

Kilmarnock, Ayrs, Strathclyde TS15 miles in Kilmarnock areaBB DT:(L5)ATS(McCririck&Sons, 38, John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock)e

Newmilns, Ayrs, Strathciyde

TSTS3 miles from old sewage works, Darvel, to Haggs Burn,

NewmilnsBB

DT: ATS (Valley Sports, 134, Main

Street, Newmilns)!

Irvine Tributaries

ANNICK WATER

Flowing in from north east of

Stewarton, the Annick joins the

Irvine near the town which gives the main river its name. It offers trout and modest runs of salmon and sea trout, the latter likeliest late season.

Dreghom,Ayrs,StrathclydeTS3J miles from junction with Irvine to

Cunningham HeadBB

DT: ATS (W. M. Steen, Main

Street, Dreghorn) or AAA (DreghornAC)sf

Kilmaurs, Ayrs, StrathclydeT

STS2i miles in areaBB

DT:AAA(KilmaursAC)

Stewarton, Ayrs, StrathclydeT STSSection in area as described on ticket DT: ATS (Sports Centre or A. Lawrie, Painter, both Stewarton) or AAA (Stewarton AC)

GARNOCK

Not strictly an Irvine tributary as it is more a question of a meeting of estuaries, the Garnock, rises north of Kilbirnie to flow south through Dairy and Kilwinning to enter its estuary. It offers trout, sea trout and salmon.

Kilbirnie, Ayrs, StrathclydeTSTS r (on lowwater)8 milesfrom source to KerslandBB DT:AP(GlendaleArms, Garnock)

Kilwinning, Ayrs, Strathclyde TSTS5 miles from Dalgarven Dam to estuaryBB DT: ATS (Kilwinning) or AAA (Kilwinning Eglinton AC)(S) e

GLAZERT

This tributary of the Irvine near Kil-maurs offers the chance of trout and salmon.

Kilmaurs, Ayrs, Strathclyde TSTS2 miles in areaBB DT:AAA(KilmaursAC)s Stewarton, Ayrs, Strathclyde TSTS

DT: ATS (Sports Centre or A. Lawrie, Painter, both Stewarton) or AAA (Stewarton AC) LUGTON WATER

Rising near Lugton, this river flows south-east through Kilwinning to join the Garnock north-west of Irvine.

Kilwinning, Ayrs, Strathclyde TSTS5J miles from Montgrennan Estate to junction with GarnockBB DT: ATS (Kilwinning) or AAA (Kilwinning Eglinton AC)(S) e Stewarton, Ayrs, Strathclyde TSTSSection in area as described on ticket DT: ATS (Sports Centre or A. Lawrie, Painter, both Stewarton) or Al AA (Stewarton AC)

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Jed Water. See R. Tweed Kale Water. See R. Tweed Kello.SeeR. Nith Ken. See R. Dee (Kirkcudbright) Kerbet Water. See R. Tay Kilfinan. See Isle of Bute Kilmorie Water. See Isle of Arran

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