Braeside Burnbrae Lodge Mauchline KA5 5HE
The aim of the Trust is to promote and support initiatives designed to conserve, enhance and develop our fisheries and rivers for the enjoyment of both current and future generations, thus preserving a valuable part of our natural heritage.
Many thanks to The Knockdolian Estate Fishings for facilitating this camera's location and to The Ayrshire Rivers Trust for capitally funding its installation. The Knockdolian Estate offers accommodation with salmon and sea trout fishing on its own stretch of the River Stinchar. The River Stinchar has its headwaters in the Carrick Forest to the north of the Galloway Forest Park, only one kilometre from the source of the River Girvan. It has a main drainage course of 54km and initially flows north but for the majority of its length flows south-west via Barr, Pinwherry and Colmonell, finally entering the sea at Ballantrae. The river has a catchment area of 253 sq km, which includes the main tributaries of the Muck Water, the River Duisk and the Water of Tig. The upper reaches of nearly all the tributaries have experienced rapid forestry development over the past twenty years. Forestry and agriculture are the main land uses in the Stinchar catchment which has a low human population density and very little heavy industry.