• River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Working For The River Ayr And Its Tributaries

  • River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Working For The River Ayr And Its Tributaries

  • River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Working For The River Ayr And Its Tributaries

What We Do

The River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board manages the protection, enhancement and conservation of the Atlantic salmon and sea trout stocks in the River Ayr.

Salmon Fishing

The River Ayr is the largest of the Ayrshire salmon rivers and it has some excellent fly fishing water. As with all the Ayrshire rivers the River Ayr is primarily a summer and autumn fishery.

River Catchment

The River Ayr has a catchment area of 574 square kilometres and its principal tributaries include the Greenock Water, Lugar Water, Water of Fail and Water of Coyle.
 

Too Much Water

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It has been a disappointing season for anglers so far with virtually no water in the early part of the season followed by too much water since June. August was the wettest month in several years and the river ran high constantly. Of course that doesn’t mean there’s no fish but it does mean that […]

New Proposed Gradings for conservation in 2020 announced.

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The Scottish Government has undertaken an assessment of the conservation status of salmon in inland waters in Scotland announced their proposed gradings for 2020 season. This proposal is out for consultation at present and will be open to all to respond by no later than 19th September 2019. This is your opportunity to make representations […]

Giant Hogweed threatens the Ayr catchment

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Apart from the leachate escaping from the Tarbolton Landfill site, there a new environmental threat and that is that Giant Hogweed will spread from the site to the Water of Fail and to the Ayr at Failford and downstream. The scale of the problems is vast and with SNH and SEPA both unable to help […]

Encouraging results on the Glenmuirshaw

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ART biologists made the trip out to Glenmuirshaw yesterday (at the top of the Lugar catchment) to download the data from the Scottish River Temperature Monitoring Network logger that they contribute to on the Ayr and Stinchar. It’s a heck of a trek to get there but they always try to include other surveys to […]