• 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.
 

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.

Warning

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The Ayr Bailiffs asked me to warn anglers visiting the left bank of the river upstream of the Dam Park weirs (Nether mills); there appears to be many used syringes with needles lying about. This has been reported to the Council who will deal with it but it’s obviously a well used area for drug […]

Slurry incident on the Fail

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust received a call at lunchtime today about foam on the Water of Fail at Failford. Two members of staff were diverted to investigate. ART  determined it was slurry and reported the incident to SEPA with rough directions to the source of the pollution.  About an hour later, ART and SEPA met up and pinpointed […]