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[...]
The newly constituted Fishery Management Scotland (FMS) held their first members meeting yesterday followed by the FMS conference today. The conference is basically a continuation of the ASFB/RAFTS co[...]
As normal in May, the Grannom hatch has commenced and this evening I watched smolts rising for these emerging caddis at Catrine on the Ayr. It is both fascinating and worrying as there are still hundr[...]
We had an afternoon of sampling at Catrine after we stepped in and electrofished those we could from the lade. Currently many smolts are stranded with nowhere to go until modifications to the intake [...]
Smolt trapping to assess the effectiveness of migration at the Catrine Dam Hydro system well underway, so far there not been many fish in the trap. This new and until recently untested trap is not a c[...]
Another busy day today with 2 smolt traps in action at present. That's quite a commitment from a small organisation such as ART as the two traps are approximately 30 miles apart and each requires a da[...]
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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