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
DT: (L6on Sat)APO (TheCross,
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,
DT: ATS (Valley Sports, 134, Main
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
DT: ATS (W. M. Steen, Main
Street, Dreghorn) or AAA (DreghornAC)sf
Kilmaurs, Ayrs, StrathclydeT
STS2i miles in areaBB
Stewarton, Ayrs, StrathclydeT STSSection in area as described on ticket DT: ATS (Sports Centre or A. Lawrie, Painter, both Stewarton) or AAA (Stewarton AC)
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
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)
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