Mandatory Conservation Measures for 2020

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The Board would like to make all owners, clubs and anglers aware that the entire River Ayr catchment has been designated a ‘Category 3’ river for the 2020 season and mandatory catch and release for all salmon will be required. These conservation measures are  a statutory instrument and  the Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 […]

Sorn Hydro

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ART recently asked SEPA to confirm that the works to the fish pass at Sorn Castle had been completed. SEPA responded informing the Trust that they allowed the hydro scheme to commence operation and the operator’s were instructed to do the works over the summer. ART and the DSFB were of the understanding that the […]

Trout Migration

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust recently filmed trout migrating up a burn near Catrine ahead of spawning. Some of these fish may well be sea trout. Often clubs call for trout stocking to attract new members. This video shows that there are excellent quality trout in the middle river and plenty of them too. While they aren’t […]

The end of the Fishing Season

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Well that’s another salmon and trout fishing season over and while we expect it was better than in 2018, it still wasn’t a particularly good season. The Autumn run was again poor but thankfully, there were still a few fish making it upstream. The Lugar often has the better back end run and we will […]

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 […]