Baffles receive their first real flow of water

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The newly installed Bogend Burn fish passes at Catrine had their first real flow of water down them this morning and ART staff attended to measure the rate of flow and compare that to the flows they recorded prior to installing the baffles. The water level was around 1/2″ up on any prior measured flow […]

Government Reforms

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Recently (03/02/2017), Scottish Government announced a U Turn in their reform plans. They may not describe it as a U Turn but that’s how it appears. Read the latest in their press release by following this link Their plans to abolish long established District Salmon Fishery Boards appear to have been abandoned. Their unpopular option […]

Wild Fisheries Reform

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The Scottish Government today made an announcement on the killing of wild salmon in Scotland. This means the Ayr is now a catch and release fishery for salmon, the conservation regulations already in place meant all fish were to be returned until 31st March 2016, the regulations and relevant legislation will be amended to extend […]


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The upper reaches on both the Ayr and Lugar are reporting numbers of salmon in pools up and down the beats. Middle and Lower beats are still reporting good numbers of fish. Please remember to send in pictures of your catches with as much detail as possible and we can put them on the website. […]