AYR DSFB AGM

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The Clerk to the DSFB announces that the AGM will be held in Mauchline at the Kilmarnock Supporters Club at 7.00pm on the 3rd August 2017.

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 […]

Latest Catch Statistics

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust have released the 2016 catch results after pulling them together for the Board. Unfortunately the total doesn’t include several beats that have failed to return the required data. This isn’t good enough when we are all aware that so much rides on catch returns these days. Like it or not, catch returns […]

Catch Returns

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All beats, syndicates and clubs are required to submit annual catch returns to both the Board and to Marine Scotland Science(MSS). These are used to assess how fishing and fish stocks are performing and more recently, MSS has used them to help calculate the Conservation Status of the river. The first categorisation of the Ayr […]