Catrine Dam and smolts

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The smolt run is upon us again and we are seeing numbers of smolts increasing at Catrine Dam again this year. Since the small amount of rain we had last week, numbers are steadily increasing between penstock and lade and it seems only a matter of time until we will be facing a repeat of […]

A Step Closer

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Opening up habitat is recognised as one of the fastest and best ways to improve fish stocks in rivers. Where migratory species are excluded from their natural habitat, the population obviously declines and their range is diminished. Ayrshire Rivers Trust supported by Scottish Government and other funders have been actively easing or encouraging barrier easement […]

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, […]

 
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