We surveyed just one burn today and gave two volunteers an insight into semi quantitative electrofishing survey techniques and purposes. Both Jim and Heather have given the Trust their commitment […]More
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[...]
While anglers may well be reaping the benefit of a wet summer (where they can find fish), we at the Trust are struggling to complete the essential survey commitments we have. Unless it stops raining s[...]
19mm of rain fell in Mauchline last night and 18mm at Gadgirth. This seemed to be consistent across much of Ayrshire last night as torrential rain and thunder storms passed over during the wee hours. [...]
We were on the Girvan translocating fry from a high density main stem area to a nearby low density tributary. This is a far less damaging way of increasing the habitat utilised by salmon than the rath[...]
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 [...]
We surveyed just one burn today and gave two volunteers an insight into semi quantitative electrofishing survey techniques and purposes. Both Jim and Heather have given the Trust their commitment to r[...]
We commenced the Irvine timed survey last week (on 14th August) unsure what was happening with water levels. When we left the office last Monday morning, it was pouring and heavy rain had been forecas[...]
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[...]
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[...]