Last year we secured grant funding from North Carrick Community Benefit Fund, D'Oyly Carte Charitable Fund, Girvan Salmon Fishery Board, a landowner and the Patagonia World Trout Initiative to continu[...]
The clerk to the Stinchar DSFB asked we post this announcement ahead of the Board meeting and AGM. Apologies for such short notice, the original message was overlooked in our inbox and only noticed to[...]
With our salmon tracking site approved by MSS, we decided to place the mooring and receiver in Ayr harbour today. Not in the useable harbour but upstream of any boat traffic beside the old railway bri[...]
Our fencer, Jim Thompson has now completed two contracts for us and the Doon Board this year. The Macmanniston stretch on the main river has been completed and we will agree a final measure on this ne[...]
Great news for the Irvine catchment ART has now secured adequate funding to improve two barriers in the upper catchment. We managed to secure the necessary funding despite many rejections. Our thanks [...]
Looking at rivers and burns from above can be revealing and help us to understand why certain problems occur. This video of the middle Girvan illustrates some but not all the problems we see. It was s[...]
As part of the work we are doing at Loch Doon to assess the migration of salmon through the loch and fish pass, we were there again this week setting a fyke net trap and performing some electrofishing[...]
Muir, Gordon and I were out electrofishing on the Cummock and Burnton Burns today and what a day we had for it. We left the office bathed in glorious October sunshine as we headed for the Cummock Burn[...]
We've been planning to perform experimental gravel cleaning on a few sites on the Ayr that are affected by siltation or enrichment. The aim will be to see if by removing the fine sediments that choke [...]
Gordon, Muir and I were at the Drumtree Water (a tributary of the Fenwick Water) last week to carry out a fish rescue ahead of the watercourse being diverted to allow the contractors to install a new [...]
I am pleased to announce that we have been awarded £8000 by Tesco's Bags of Help Fund to support Invasive Weeds control on the Girvan and Stinchar in 2017.
Through this project each catchment will [...]
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With funding from Tesco, ART will be working with volunteers on the River Stinchar and Water of Girvan to control Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed, skunk cabb[...]
We recommenced our American signal crayfish (ASC) trapping efforts on Tuesday of this week on the tributary of the Ayr where we caught a single large male towards the end of last year. After a late sp[...]
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