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.  

Mandatory Conservation Measures for 2020

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The Board would like to make all owners, clubs and anglers aware that the entire River Ayr catchment has been designated a ‘Category 3’ river for the 2020 season and mandatory catch and release for all salmon will be required. These conservation measures are  a statutory instrument and  the Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 […]

Kames mine discharge treatment works revisited

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Last week we highlighted that work had started to refurbish the reed beds at the old colliery atKames near Muirkirk. Today we revsited the sire to see how the works were progressing. The first reed bed has been cleared and most of the old silt, reeds and other solids have been removed. The second bed that […]

Kames Reed Bed Refurbishment

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Kames reed bed treatment facility at Muirkirk is being renovated. This reed bed treats upwelling mine-water and reduces the impacts of this type of pollution  on the river. To ensure it functions properly, it requires periodic maintenance that includes clearing old detritus and vegetation and replanting reeds. We had been concerned for some time over […]