• 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.
 

Ayr Board AGM and Triennium Elections

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River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board                                             Notice is hereby given to Upper and Lower Proprietors of Salmon Fishings on the River Ayr and its Tributaries, of the AGM for the year 2018/2019, and the Triennium Election of Members to the Board, which will be held within the Mauchline & District Kilmarnock FC Supporters Club, Mauchline, […]

Weir Issues

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Dams and weirs on any river cause problems for salmon and trout migration. Not just adults but also smolts and juveniles that become held up behind them. Removing obstacles is acknowledged as one of the best ways to naturally increase fish populations. ART has long campaigned to see barriers removed or eased, where removal isn’t […]

Bogend Burn is in line for barrier easements

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust have recently developed a novel new way to make and fit baffles at low cost. The concept has been proven and appears most suitable in small to medium sized culverts. ART  are about to submit a CAR application to SEPA to ease two difficult barriers at the lower Bogend Burn in Catrine. […]

Mauchline Rainfall data 2018

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The rainfall total in Mauchline for 2018 is now complete and reveals just how dry 2018 was compared to 2017. As I’ve only been collecting rainfall for a couple of years, it is hard to state what’s average rainfall is for this area however, other local recorders find that rainfall is broadly consistent between years. […]

The Ponesk in the Upper Ayr catchment

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ART walked the Ponesk on the Upper Ayr today for the first time in well over a year to see how things were looking and to check if any salmon or trout had spawned or were looking as though they might. It was perhaps a bit early to expect to see salmon here.  We didn’t […]