Date of next Board meeting

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The next Ayr DSFB meeting will be held in Ayrshire Rivers Trust office at 7.00pm on the 11th December. This is a public meeting and all are welcome.   Anyone wishing to raise questions are encouraged to contact the Clerk to the Board in advance with the question. This will help the board to provide […]

Trout spawning underway

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The colder air and falling water temperatures have brought a few trout onto the redds for spawning and there were signs that a few had been successfully completed in different parts of the Ayr catchment. We had already watched a pair of smaller trout cutting a redd in the Hareshaw before the end of October […]

Catch Returns

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Clubs and owners should remember that they must legally provide the Board and Marine Scotland with catch data from the season just closed. This should include all salmon and sea trout (including whiltling/finnock) caught on the Ayr system in 2018. As the river was Category 3 this year, no fish should have been killed but […]

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 […]