River Girvan

Rivers and Canals

    This 28 mile (45 km) river passes through the villages of Straiton, Kirkmichael and Dailly en-route to the Firth of Clyde.

    Offering affordable fishing, the river rises in Loch Braden in the Galloway Forest Park and flows towards the coast through the village of Kirkmichael.

    Sea trout come into the river between March and June with a run of mature fish in September. A mandatory 12 inch limit is in operation for sea trout and in October, all hen fish must be returned to the water. The river has several holding pools for salmon and larger sea trout.

    Fly fishing lessons are available from members of the Carrick Angling Club and fishermen and visitors are asked to abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.



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    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- A half hourly rail service operates between Glasgow and the southwest. The stations along this route include Ayr, Troon, Prestwick and Girvan.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is the closest airport to the River Girvan. Car hire is available from the airport arrivals hall. Bus and rail connections are also available from the airport for onward travel to Ayr and Girvan. The airport is located on the A79 with excellent road links throughout the area.

    Getting there by ferry:- The closest ferry terminal to the River Girvan is located in Troon. Bus and rail links are available for onward transport within the area. The A78 borders the town, which connects with the A77 and other major roads throughout the area.

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