Knockdolian Estate Fishing


is situated in the peaceful, unspoilt countryside of South West Scotland.  The Estate offers accommodation with salmon and sea trout fishing on its own stretch of the River Stinchar.  Local attractions include historic Culzean  Castle and Country Park.  The Galloway Forest Park provides scope for clycling, nature trails and other outdoor activites.  There are also  excellent links golf courses, including Turnberry, a short drive away, and many quiet sandy coves along the nearby coast.

Fishing the River Stinchar

The Stinchar is essentially a spate river, but can produce excellent sport in the right conditions.  The main runs of grilse, salmon and sea trout occur from July to October.  The Estate lets 3 miles of the river (both banks) which is divided into seven beats with at least two named pools in each.  The fishing is by fly only and anglers are encouraged to voluntarily return fish where possible.  The beats are close to the sea, which means that in good water they will often hold fresh run fish.


Rods – the beats can be fished easily with 12’ – 14’ rods, with floating, intermediate or sinking line depending on conditions.


Day tickets and weekly lets (with or without guaranteed pools), are available, with ghillies by prior arrangement.

Knockdolian Estate

also has a farmhouse (Belhamie) that sleeps 10 and is available throughout the season.

There are 3 twin-bedded  rooms and 2 double bedrooms: one en-suite, 2 other bathrooms one with shower, 2 sitting rooms, large kitchen with raeburn stove, dishwasher.  Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and freezer.  Television, DVD and Telephone.  Telephone charges are included unless calls are excessive.

Belhamie has its own drive, ample parking, fenced off garden areas and drying rooms.  Bed and table linen are supplied but not towels.  Heating and electricity are included in the price.  Logs and kindling are also provided.  Daily help and cook can be arranged if required.  Dogs are allowed but must be kept under strict control as Belhamie is situated on a working farm.

For more accommodation: River Stinchar website.

Bookings Contact:

 Katherine Robertson (


Between Colmonell and Ballantrae, 12 miles South of Girvan in Ayrshire. Colmonell has a pub named the Boars Head which supplies Meal and Ballantrae also has a Hotel (the Kings Arms).


Prestwick (35 minutes), Glasgow (1½ hours).


Girvan has its own station.

Click Here: Google Map - Boars Head Pub