Ayr DSFB Code of Conduct

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Here’s the revised Code of Conduct for 2017 hat applies to all salmon fishing throughout the catchment. Local Club rules also apply.   RIVER AYR DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD  (Revised Code of Conduct 2017 Category 2 River ) The National Policy for Catch and Release of Salmon is supported by the Board.   The Board requests […]

Marine Scotland Science Salmon Tracking

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MSS are operating a salmon tracking project that aims to identify where salmon tagged at Armadale on Skye, end up. This project is in addition to conservation measures that have placed restrictions on mixed stock coastal netting. An acoustic tracking receiver was placed in Ayr Habour today by Ayrshire Rivers Trust for MSS and the […]

Tags Wanted Reward

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Marine Scotland is tracking salmon from July 2017 and would like your help. If you catch a salmon with a tag (as shown in the attached photograph) near the dorsalfin, then please remove it by cutting through the plastic cord to remove the acoustic tag (black cylinder). Please note that the colour of the cord […]

Work continues at Catrine to assess the smolt run

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As normal in May, the Grannom hatch has commenced and this evening and smolts are often seen rising for these emerging caddis on the Ayr. It is both fascinating and worrying as there are still hundreds of smolts in the voes but we are attempting to encourage them out overnight, bypassing the turbine house (which isn’t […]

Smolt Trapping at Catrine

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To assess the performance of the modifications at Catrine Dam, SEPA require the operators to monitor smolt passage through the structures to establish if there are any impacts on salmon and trout smolts. It is only right that this work is performed to enable adjustments or alterations to be made to protect fish stocks where necessary. […]