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 […]

Catrine Fish Counter

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As Catrine Community Trust work towards their ambition of generating electricity from their revamped Hydro scheme on the River Ayr, things must be approaching the point where water will soon again flow through the voes and the turbines. We expect the scheme to be commissioned within the next month or so as CCT has just […]

Written permission

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The bailiffs have asked the Board to remind anglers that they must be able to provide written permission if asked when on the river. The Law states clearly that anyone fishing for salmon must carry written permission and produce it when requested by a warranted bailiff. Clubs may also require written permission to be produce […]