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. […]

Next Board Meeting

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The next River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Meeting will take place on the 2nd May 2017 at Ayrshire Rivers Trust’s office at 7.00pm. This meeting is open to the public.

Slurry incident on the Fail

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust received a call at lunchtime today about foam on the Water of Fail at Failford. Two members of staff were diverted to investigate. ART  determined it was slurry and reported the incident to SEPA with rough directions to the source of the pollution.  About an hour later, ART and SEPA met up and pinpointed […]

Government Reforms

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Recently (03/02/2017), Scottish Government announced a U Turn in their reform plans. They may not describe it as a U Turn but that’s how it appears. Read the latest in their press release by following this link http://news.gov.scot/news/wild-fisheries Their plans to abolish long established District Salmon Fishery Boards appear to have been abandoned. Their unpopular option […]