• River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Working For The River Ayr And Its Tributaries

  • River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Working For The River Ayr And Its Tributaries

  • River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Working For The River Ayr And Its Tributaries

What We Do

The River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board manages the protection, enhancement and conservation of the Atlantic salmon and sea trout stocks in the River Ayr.

Salmon Fishing

The River Ayr is the largest of the Ayrshire salmon rivers and it has some excellent fly fishing water. As with all the Ayrshire rivers the River Ayr is primarily a summer and autumn fishery.

River Catchment

The River Ayr has a catchment area of 574 square kilometres and its principal tributaries include the Greenock Water, Lugar Water, Water of Fail and Water of Coyle.
 

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 […]

Smolt Trapping at Catrine

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To assess the performance of the modifications at Catrine Dam, SEPA require the operators to monitor smolt passage through the structures to establish if there are any impacts on salmon and trout smolts. It is only right that this work is performed to enable adjustments or alterations to be made to protect fish stocks where necessary. […]

Next Board Meeting

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The next River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Meeting will take place on the 2nd May 2017 at Ayrshire Rivers Trust’s office at 7.00pm. This meeting is open to the public.

Fly Through Video

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This video was shot in the middle river at Barskimming. It allows viewers to see the river from a completely different perspective. More beats will be filmed as time allows and the intention is to use this to identify and highlight where improvements can be made. Ayrshire Rivers Trust can be contacted should anyone want […]

Lugar Erosion

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Here’s an interesting post from Ayrshire Rivers Trust on diffuse pollution and erosion affecting the Lugar Water. http://www.ayrshireriverstrust.org/blog/2017/04/09/lugar-erosion/ This comes after another slurry pollution incident on the Coyle this weekend and some form of detergent or soap on the Glaisnock.