• 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.
 

A Step Closer

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Opening up habitat is recognised as one of the fastest and best ways to improve fish stocks in rivers. Where migratory species are excluded from their natural habitat, the population obviously declines and their range is diminished. Ayrshire Rivers Trust supported by Scottish Government and other funders have been actively easing or encouraging barrier easement […]

New DSFB elected and date of next meeting announced

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Following last night’s AGM and elections, we are pleased to announce that a new board was elected uncontested. There were only 4 nominations including: Robin Wilson form Ladykirk AC John Alexander from Tarbolton AC Alex Reid from Cumnock AC who will take the Chair and Stephen Jess from Cumnock AC Three proposals for co- opted […]

Smolt run at Catrine

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Following the last two years delays in smolt migration at Catrine dam on the Ayr, SEPA instructed the hydro’s operators to make alterations to the by-wash chamber ahead of the 2019 smolt run. This morning, ART had an opportunity to see the alterations for ourselves and although there’s still another minor adjustment to be made, […]

Tarbolton Landfill pollution

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Extract from Ayrshire Rivers Trust’s Blog:   Tarbolton Landfill: A Ticking Timebomb! For nearly a year, Tarbolton Landfill has been closed after the parent company went into liquidation. All operations on site ceased and the pumps were removed. The Water of Fail flows beside the coup which was constructed on a wetland. The threat of […]