River Ayr Season Opens

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The river Ayr salmon season opened on February 11th with numerous anglers encountered by bailiffs on the opening day.  We wish all anglers on the system a good season ahead.

Please remember the new legislation that is now in force across Scotland requiring catch and release of all salmon until April 1st.

As always bailiffs will be out and about on the system day and night.  Please report any suspicious behavior, we would rather be called to a false alarm than be told of an event two or three days after it has occurred.  Police Scotland are working with bailiffs this year again after the trial was a success last year.  All police officers in Ayrshire divisions have been briefed on the new legislation that is now in force and will be responding to any known incidents along side bailiffs.

Tight lines to all and please remain safe whilst on the river Ayr.

Bailiff coordinator

2 Responses to "River Ayr Season Opens"
  1. john james says:

    theres only a couple of good bailiffs on the ayr system the rest are crap a would name them but that wouldn’t be fair on the rest you know who they are the ones am talking about are well mannered and friendly and have a laugh with the anglers on the system and treat you with respect as far as am aware they have been doing the job for a long time and all of us @ ayr have great respect for them and keep up the good work this season

    • Admin 1 says:

      I have to say that John James’ comment is unfair and misguided. Anyone calling volunteer bailiffs ‘crap’ is out of order and fails to understand the commitment that all bailiffs give to benefit the river and the fish. As in every walk of life, no two people are the same so does it really matter if we prefer one to the other? No, not at all. What we need and what we have are consistent bailiffs that turn out in all weathers to enforce the Law. Like them or not, we should be grateful that bailiffs are willing to put in their own time and considerable effort to do a thankless job and for no remuneration, that few would or could do. I’d rather hear some credit for the team than undue criticism. Well done to them all and keep up the good work. Enough said.

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