River Camera

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Just a reminder that there is a Farson Digital river camera on the Ayr. It is located at Tarholm in the lower river but gives anglers the ability to check the condition of the river  before they set off for a days fishing. The Board and Trust arranged this camera for the benefit of anglers. […]

Ayr and Lugar Season Clock

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With effect from the 31st March 2016, the Scottish Government has passed legislation designed to conserve stocks that requires all salmon and grilse to be released in 2016. These conservation measures  are supported by the Board and will be enforced. These conservation measures are in addition to previous legislation prohibiting the taking of salmon and […]

New Wild Fisheries Consultation Announced

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Scottish Government yesterday launched another consultation on the Draft Wild Fisheries Strategy and the Draft Provisions for a Wild Fisheries (Scotland) Bill. These documents set out the governments plans for all species fishing in Scotland’s fresh water fisheries for the future. Have you say by reading and responding to these consultations….it’s not too late to […]

River Ayr catch data compared

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The ASFB/RAFTS annual review has just been published giving details of the catch returns submitted to Boards and in turn to the ASFB for the 2014 season.. 47 Rivers submitted returns for 2014 but the Irvine and Garnock returns are also included from the previous season (2013) due to their lack of Board and the way […]

Kelts and Smolts

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Anyone venturing onto the river at this time of the year should be able to identify the difference between fresh run salmon and sea trout and kelts. Kelts are fish that have spawned in the last few months and are returning to the sea. You also occasionally catch brown trout kelts but normally they have […]

 
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