Code of Conduct for River Ayr anglers 2021

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River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Code of Conduct 2021. The river and its tributaries are Category 3 status and all rod caught salmon must be returned. The National policy for catch and release in a category 3 river applies to the River Ayr in 2021. It is mandatory that all angling clubs and anglers […]

A video guide to identifying farmed salmon

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust has produced a video guide detailing the key indicators that can be used to distinguish farmed from wild salmon. The latest escape of salmon from the Carradle fish farm are beginning to turn up in our rivers so keep an eye out for them. Under the Conservation Regulations introduced in 2016 by […]

Wild or Farmed?

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust received a video call today from an angler who had just caught a salmon on the Irvine that he thought may be a farmed fish escaped from Carradale 3 weeks ago. Impressed   by his ingenuity we  quickly were able to confirm that indeed this was an escaped farmed salmon and it […]

Fish Farm escapes at Carradale, Firth of Clyde

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust are working closely with Fishery Management Scotland, other neighbouring Trusts and DSFBs to respond to the fish farm escape of salmon into the Forth of Clyde at Carradale. MOWI have now managed to assess all cages and provided a count on the fish they have lost. Over 48,000 salmon around 4.3kg in […]