Nethermills Hydro Update

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Contractors faced difficulties when they entered the river to start excavating a pool below where the Archimedes Screw turbine with sit. They has installed a temporary dam made of tonne bags filled with stone however, it soon became obvious that the depths would not allow them to carry on working while keeping the lower fish […]

Hydro Development at Nethermills

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Work at Nethermills is underway to build an Archimedes Screw type hydro scheme. This work will continue all summer and autumn but by November should be complete and the new green energy supply operational. However, there’s a lot to be done and fish passage must be maintained throughout the construction period although it is accepted […]

Illegal Fishing at Nethermills

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We were sent images that I have forwarded to the DSFB and others, of a person spinning at Nethermills fish pass last night. I have blanked his face out in this image and I hope he sees this and takes note of the legislation outlined below. Police and DSFB are aware of the situation at […]

Nethermills Hydro scheme commences

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We have had a few calls looking for information on what’s happening at Dam Park / Nethermills on the Ayr. Machinery moved onto site over the weekend and contractors started working today. An Archimedes screw type hydro scheme is being built along with a turbine house that will generate electricity for the College. The Energy […]

Catch Returns from 2020 season

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The catch data from the 2020 angling season have been compiled. The River Ayr and its tributaries recorded a total of 446 wild salmon in 2020. All salmon were released. Only 5 sea trout were reported and 4 were killed. Additionally, 29 farmed salmon were reported of which samples from 12 were submitted to Ayrshire […]