Ayr DSFB Meeting

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The next River Ayr DSFB will take place on Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 6.00pm in Ayrshire Rivers Trust office. This meeting  is open to the public and limited seating will be available.  

The end of the Fishing Season

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Well that’s another salmon and trout fishing season over and while we expect it was better than in 2018, it still wasn’t a particularly good season. The Autumn run was again poor but thankfully, there were still a few fish making it upstream. The Lugar often has the better back end run and we will […]

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 […]