Burnock Dam

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust staff looked at the Burnock Dam on the Burnock Water again today and are keen to see improvements for fish passage. While this dam may not be impassible, it is to most fish and therefore is a significant barrier to migrating trout and salmon. Upstream lies miles of excellent habitat that is […]

Smolts in slow motion

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Here’s a link to a slow motion video shot at Catrine as smolts were rising in the lade. While this is an appreciation of the agility and athleticism of smolts (juvenile salmon) the video highlights one of the main problems facing smolt emigration from the River Ayr when they become drawn into an artificial lade. […]

New DSF Board

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A new DSF Board was elected at the last AGM in April and will meet fo the first time on the 30th of this month in ART’s offices at Auchincruive, KA6 5HW. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. It would be good for the Board to have support […]

New DSFB elected and date of next meeting announced

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Following last night’s AGM and elections, we are pleased to announce that a new board was elected uncontested. There were only 4 nominations including: Robin Wilson form Ladykirk AC John Alexander from Tarbolton AC Alex Reid from Cumnock AC who will take the Chair and Stephen Jess from Cumnock AC Three proposals for co- opted […]

Date of next Board meeting

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The next Ayr DSFB meeting will be held in Ayrshire Rivers Trust office at 7.00pm on the 11th December. This is a public meeting and all are welcome.   Anyone wishing to raise questions are encouraged to contact the Clerk to the Board in advance with the question. This will help the board to provide […]