Glaisnock Fish Pass

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Over a year has passed since the Glaisnock fish pass was completed at the A76 road culverts. There have been many moans and groans about this but the fish pass is functional and there’s nothing to stop trout and salmon going through it if they want to. Ayrshire Rivers Trust staff checked the fish pass […]

Burnock Dam

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust staff looked at the Burnock Dam on the Burnock Water again today and are keen to see improvements for fish passage. While this dam may not be impassible, it is to most fish and therefore is a significant barrier to migrating trout and salmon. Upstream lies miles of excellent habitat that is […]

New Proposed Gradings for conservation in 2020 announced.

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The Scottish Government has undertaken an assessment of the conservation status of salmon in inland waters in Scotland announced their proposed gradings for 2020 season. This proposal is out for consultation at present and will be open to all to respond by no later than 19th September 2019. This is your opportunity to make representations […]

Giant Hogweed threatens the Ayr catchment

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Apart from the leachate escaping from the Tarbolton Landfill site, there a new environmental threat and that is that Giant Hogweed will spread from the site to the Water of Fail and to the Ayr at Failford and downstream. The scale of the problems is vast and with SNH and SEPA both unable to help […]

Encouraging results on the Glenmuirshaw

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ART biologists made the trip out to Glenmuirshaw yesterday (at the top of the Lugar catchment) to download the data from the Scottish River Temperature Monitoring Network logger that they contribute to on the Ayr and Stinchar. It’s a heck of a trek to get there but they always try to include other surveys to […]