ART survey the Glaisnock

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The Glaisnock Burn at Cumnock has had a fish pass added this year and while it may take further improvement to see salmon making it up that far and through the culverts, trout should be able to pass what has long been a barrier to upstream migration. The Trust requested fish passage be restored at […]

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 […]

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. […]