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 […]

News from Ayrshire Rivers Trust on the Dippol at Auchinleck

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In 2016 and 2017, Ayrshire Rivers Trust stocked trout sourced from the Lugar into the Dippol Burn near Auchinleck. The original trout were lost around 40 years ago through a pollution incident and with 50′ falls downstream, the burn couldn’t repopulate naturally. ART did this under license from MSS and translocated an undisclosed number of […]

New Web Page Administrator

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The River Ayr DSFB agreed last night that the former Administrator would take control of their web page once more to ensure it is kept up to date with news and announcements. In recent months, there have been no posts and essential information on the conservation status and code of conduct for anglers on the […]

River Ayr unfishable today!

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River Ayr unfishable today… on many beats. That’s the situation many anglers must have faced when they turned up at the river this morning. From Catrine downstream at least as far as Failford was affected early on following very localised heavy rain overnight. The pollution was travelling downstream and I expect by mid day, most […]