• 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.
 

Illegal Fishing at Nethermills

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We were sent images that I have forwarded to the DSFB and others, of a person spinning at Nethermills fish pass last night. I have blanked his face out in this image and I hope he sees this and takes note of the legislation outlined below. Police and DSFB are aware of the situation at […]

Smolt Migration at Catrine

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With April being a very dry month, flow in the river is at base levels and as low as we’ve seen for many years. At the time when smolts are descending the river, this is a worrying time as they are easily delayed by a lack of water and this leaves them vulnerable to predation […]

Nethermills Hydro scheme commences

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We have had a few calls looking for information on what’s happening at Dam Park / Nethermills on the Ayr. Machinery moved onto site over the weekend and contractors started working today. An Archimedes screw type hydro scheme is being built along with a turbine house that will generate electricity for the College. The Energy […]

Catch Returns from 2020 season

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The catch data from the 2020 angling season have been compiled. The River Ayr and its tributaries recorded a total of 446 wild salmon in 2020. All salmon were released. Only 5 sea trout were reported and 4 were killed. Additionally, 29 farmed salmon were reported of which samples from 12 were submitted to Ayrshire […]

Code of Conduct for River Ayr anglers 2021

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River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board Code of Conduct 2021. The river and its tributaries are Category 3 status and all rod caught salmon must be returned. The National policy for catch and release in a category 3 river applies to the River Ayr in 2021. It is mandatory that all angling clubs and anglers […]