Code of Conduct for River Ayr anglers 2021

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River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Code of Conduct 2021. The river and its tributaries are Category 3 status and all rod caught salmon must be returned. The National policy for catch and release in a category 3 river applies to the River Ayr in 2021. It is mandatory that all angling clubs and anglers […]

Change of Administration for the River Ayr DSFB

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As from the 1st October 2020, the River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board has appointed new administrators to managed their affairs under the guidance of the Clerk to the DSFB Forbes Watson. The new administrators are Ayrshire Rivers Trust. All correspondence for Clerk or the administrators should be sent to the Board and marked as River […]

Fish pass maintenance

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While the Board actively encourage landowners/operators to maintain their assets on the rivers within the catchment, it is not the DSFB’s responsibility to clear fish passes for them. Indeed the Board doesn’t empoly staff capable of doing so. The Board however, being a statutory body can pursue landowners that fail to manage and maintain fish […]

Changes to the Board’s operation

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The Ayr DSFB met yesterday for the first time since ‘lockdown’ commenced. The pandemic has made it impossible to hold a public board meeting or AGM for some time but there were urgent matters needing addressed and the Board met in open air yesterday to attend to these matters. Forbes Watson has been retained as […]

Next DSFB meeting

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The next River Ayr DSFB meeting will be held in Private following social distancing rules and as such the meeting won’t be open to the Public. While we understand this is unfortunate, it is also unavoidable under current Scottish Government Covid 19 guidance. The Board has several pressing issues to discuss and decided to meet […]