Fish Rescue at Glenbuck

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ART biologists rescued over 1000 fish from the very top of the River Ayr immediately downstream of Glenbuck Loch. The road is being straightened and contractors were asked to allow ART to remove any fish within the site before it was dewatered. A new temporary bypass channel was prepared and the river is being diverted […]

Bogend Burn

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ART looked at the Bogend Burn again this week as water quality and sediment released from this burn has been of concern to the biologists and anglers for some time. ART have highlighted the impact this causes to anglers at times in the past when their fishing has been ruined by the dirty water emerging […]

ART survey the Glaisnock

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The Glaisnock Burn at Cumnock has had a fish pass added this year and while it may take further improvement to see salmon making it up that far and through the culverts, trout should be able to pass what has long been a barrier to upstream migration. The Trust requested fish passage be restored at […]

The Brown Trout season ends

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Just a wee reminder that today is the last official day of the brown trout season wherever you are in the UK. Local rules may apply with club waters but none over rule the official closed period for brown trout angling. It reopens on the 15th March 2019.

Willow Spiling on the Ayr

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One year has passed since ART installed willow spiling on the River Ayr at the new Tarholm sewage outfall This technique was used after SEPA recommended a green engineering solution rather than a traditional hard engineering approach that would have included rock armour or rip rap. Scottish Water asked for ART’s advice and assistance and […]