The title of this post poses a question that stemmed from an observation that ART made when electrofishing a site on the upper Ayr in 2011. On Friday we returned to the same site, keen to see how thin[...]
The next River Ayr District Salmon Fishery Board meeting will be held at Ayrshire Rivers Trust offices, 1 Gibbs Yard, Auchincruive on the 9th September at 7.00pm.
This meeting is open to the Public[...]
I took scale samples from the large trout we found dead at Enoch Farm Bridge on Monday. Trout of this size are a rarity in Ayrshire these days but even when more numerous, a sea trout of this size wo[...]
Silt pollution is very very damaging and as we approach spawning time, there's nothing more frustrating to see than large volumes of silty water heading downstream from a site who's managers should kn[...]
This afternoon I was back in the Garnock Valley crossing a few t's and dotting the i's before I submit a report to a client. Once I'd finished my work, I stopped off at the Holmhead Weir in the town t[...]
I dropped in at the Black Rocks in Kilmarnock before heading to Dean Ford to see what progress had been made since my last visit.
Black Rocks was in good flow and it wasn't long before I saw a salm[...]
Apart from the problems with access to the fish pass at Catrine, there still remained the problem of controlling the flow to ensure the pass operated within its design capacity. For around 30 years th[...]
Once again the Trust has been gifted a large amount of fishing tackle to dispose of to raise funds for not just the Trust but two cancer charities will also benefit. This generous donation will be lis[...]
We are taking part in a long term temperature study of the River Ayr catchment. To assist a PhD student in their research, we agreed to install temperature data loggers in carefully chosen locations a[...]
Iberdrola are currently installing a power line between Coylton and Dalmellington passing through Kyle Forest en route. We were asked to proved some guidance for water crossing points and duly attende[...]
I recently urged people to look at their waters to see how many trout are rising. We keep hearing calls that trout are in short supply on the Ayr and Lugar and that stocking is necessary yet wherever[...]
Japanese Knotweed tenders are still available as EU procurement rules state that we must have a minimum of three submissions for each contract.
We now have a submission deadline of Tuesday the 2nd [...]
I had a quick look at the Chapelton Burn in the Doon catchment today when passing. I think this is the first time in a long while that the water clarity has been as good as it was today. The burn is h[...]
Our Japanese Knotweed tenders have now been verified and are available to download below. We have arranged the Pre-Tender meeting to take place on Tuesday 12th August 2014. This will be in at ART off[...]
I came across a very small recently rooted Japanese Knotweed plant last Saturday evening when walking the dogs along the River Ayr. I carefully removed a few cobbles and stones to avoid breaking the r[...]
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