• 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.
 

Angling during ‘Lock Down’

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We have been contacted by several angling clubs on whether angling is permitted at the current time. The Government announcement on the 23rd of March included the following: The only permissible reasons to leave your home are as follows: -to shop for basic necessities and that should be limited to once a day -to take […]

Minutes from the Ayr Board Meeting 28/01/20

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Minutes from the Board meetings will be published on these web pages once they have been approved by the Board at the next meeting. This will commence with publication of minutes from the meeting of the 28th January 2020 on approval after the next meeting  date has yet to be confirmed). Currently there are several […]

Smolt migration improvements underway at Catrine

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Good news is that the work required at Catrine to improve smolt passage is underway. The Board and ART pressed SEPA to require Catrine Community Renewables to make improvements at Catrine Dam since the scheme was commissioned and while some alterations were made, smolts were still prone to delays in 2019. The original installed bywash […]

Catch returns from 2019 UPDATED

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The reported catches from all Ayr and Lugar waters are as below: 44 salmon killed, 163 released making a total reported catch of 207 9 sea trout were reported and all were returned.   Missing catch data from 4 influential clubs within the catchment – Muirkirk, Tarbolton, Annbank and Ayr. This doesn’t help and it […]

Ayr DSFB Meeting

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The next River Ayr DSFB will take place on Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 6.00pm in Ayrshire Rivers Trust office. This meeting  is open to the public and limited seating will be available.