New DSFB elected and date of next meeting announced

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Following last night’s AGM and elections, we are pleased to announce that a new board was elected uncontested. There were only 4 nominations including: Robin Wilson form Ladykirk AC John Alexander from Tarbolton AC Alex Reid from Cumnock AC who will take the Chair and Stephen Jess from Cumnock AC Three proposals for co- opted […]

Smolt run at Catrine

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Following the last two years delays in smolt migration at Catrine dam on the Ayr, SEPA instructed the hydro’s operators to make alterations to the by-wash chamber ahead of the 2019 smolt run. This morning, ART had an opportunity to see the alterations for ourselves and although there’s still another minor adjustment to be made, […]

Tarbolton Landfill pollution

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Extract from Ayrshire Rivers Trust’s Blog:   Tarbolton Landfill: A Ticking Timebomb! For nearly a year, Tarbolton Landfill has been closed after the parent company went into liquidation. All operations on site ceased and the pumps were removed. The Water of Fail flows beside the coup which was constructed on a wetland. The threat of […]

Ayr Board AGM and Triennium Elections

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River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board                                             Notice is hereby given to Upper and Lower Proprietors of Salmon Fishings on the River Ayr and its Tributaries, of the AGM for the year 2018/2019, and the Triennium Election of Members to the Board, which will be held within the Mauchline & District Kilmarnock FC Supporters Club, Mauchline, […]

Weir Issues

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Dams and weirs on any river cause problems for salmon and trout migration. Not just adults but also smolts and juveniles that become held up behind them. Removing obstacles is acknowledged as one of the best ways to naturally increase fish populations. ART has long campaigned to see barriers removed or eased, where removal isn’t […]

 
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