The River Doon
In this episode of The Game Fishers Diary, Rae fishes one of the few Salmon rivers in Scotland he’s never cast a line on, the historic River Doon in Ayrshire. The Doon really is one of Scotland's hidden fishing gems, better known for Robert Burns famous Brig O’Doon poem, which coincidentally is Rae’s starting point for this trip. It’s mid-august and the water is up, setting the scene for a perfect session. Rae begins with friend and Salmon veteran Dave to watch the fresh fish leaping the dam, before joining prominent gillie Freddy Taylor. After days of frustration, Rae finally hooks into the fish of a lifetime.