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[...]
We were involved in a fish rescue last week ahead of the Scottish Water pipeline crossing the Craufurdland Water near Kilmarnock. We were there on Monday before water levels stopped work, followed by [...]
With water levels still slightly too high this morning for electrofishing surveys, we decided to take Jim and Niall, our two volunteers for the day, out tree planting. We are grateful for their genero[...]
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[...]
With water levels again fishable we completed the timed survey of the Stinchar last week. Once again, we found excellent results from another Ayrshire river this season. We have two left to do (Irvine[...]
The rain held off last night and we decided to head to the top of the River Ayr and work downstream as we undertook the timed surveys of the Ayr today. Water levels were still dropping so we figured 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[...]
A year on from when we found a large claw and 1 3/4 years since we caught the only other living crayfish trapped in Ayrshire, last week, another specimen turned up on the same watercourse just about [...]
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[...]