• 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.
 

RADSFB meeting

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The next Ayr DSFB meeting will be held on the 27th October. Unfortunately due to Covid, social distancing requirements will mean this is a closed meeting for Board members only.   Hopefully the Board will be able to return to open meetings asap but that decision will be taken based on the prevailing Government advice […]

Severe Pollution on the River Ayr

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By now, there are pictures circulating on social media re a serious pollution incident on the River Ayr at Catrine. Ayrshire Rivers Trust were quickly made aware of the problem  and were in attendance within 15 minutes of hearing of the developing situation. We can’t state any more than the Board have been kept informed […]

Nethermills Hydro Update

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Contractors faced difficulties when they entered the river to start excavating a pool below where the Archimedes Screw turbine with sit. They has installed a temporary dam made of tonne bags filled with stone however, it soon became obvious that the depths would not allow them to carry on working while keeping the lower fish […]

Another issue currently threatening the river

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Another potential problem has arisen on the Ayr with a weir at Carine undermining. It is the weir downstream of the institute adjacent to Ballochmyle Road. We received a message about this earlier today and went for a look as soon as we could. This weir carries a sewer to the Catrine Sewage Treatment works […]

Hydro Development at Nethermills

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Work at Nethermills is underway to build an Archimedes Screw type hydro scheme. This work will continue all summer and autumn but by November should be complete and the new green energy supply operational. However, there’s a lot to be done and fish passage must be maintained throughout the construction period although it is accepted […]