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.