River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Code of Conduct 2021.
The river and its tributaries are Category 3 status and all rod caught salmon must be returned.
The National policy for catch and release in a category 3 river applies to the River Ayr in 2021. It is mandatory that all angling clubs and anglers comply with this ruling.
Angling Clubs riparian owners and persons who issue permits are responsible and will be held accountable for informing anglers of the 2021 Code of Conduct.
The correct number of rod caught salmon returned to the river must be submitted with annual catch returns.
The Board bans the use of Lead Core and Hi Density (HiD) lines.
The Salmon fishing season on the River Ayr starts on the 11th February and Finishes on the 31st October. Trout season opens on the 6th March and closes on the 6th October. The Board however continues to pursue a voluntary agreement with all anglers for salmon fishing to start on the 15th March and finish on the 31st October.
The Board recommends that Barbless Hooks are used at all times.
The Board recommends no worm fishing in October
The Board also recommends that all Sea Trout are returned to the river.