Luce – Stair Estate

From the private waters of the River Luce, three miles of salmon and sea trout fishing are now available for daily lets. The water is divided into three beats with a maximum of two rods per beat. The River Luce is strictly fly only.
The River Luce is renowned for its healthy salmon and sea trout population. It is run by Stair Estates and until recently has been entirely syndicated but some of the best water is now available. Good catches of salmon are regularly made when conditions are good and sea trout are found throughout the river from July onwards for those who wish to fish at night. The largest sea trout in recent years has been 5.5lb but in 1998 a sea trout of 18lb 4oz was caught! Salmon average 8-10lb but fish nearing 20lb have been caught.
Beat 1 begins at New Luce at the junction of the Crosswater of Luce and the main River Luce. From here the beat descends for a mile with five named pools. Beat 2 continues downstream offering a number of nice secluded pools. Beat 3 is the longest of the beats, which includes a further five named pools. Anglers are allocated two beats on the day of fishing (selected depending on fishing conditions). Each beat can accommodate up to 2 rods and beats are rotated at midday.
The Luce is a spate river and thus fishes best for salmon after a rise of water. Sea trout are caught in good numbers and these can be fished for even during low water at night. This beat provides excellent holding water and holds a good number of fish from July onwards. It can be seen from the catch records that the most productive months are September and October. Rods may keep up to two fish per day or eight for a weekly let. In October all gravid fish must be returned to the river. To assist in the hatchery programme on the river, rods may be provided with a keep net to hold any hen fish caught near the season end.

Contact Details


01776 702024 or 07717 581842 (out of office hours)

Address / Location

Stair Estate Office
Stair Estate

Web Address

Season Dates and Prices

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General Prices Information

Day Prices : Prices: GBP80/day (this allows up to 2 rods to fish). .

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