The date of the next Stinchar DSFB meeting has been announced. This is a meeting open to the public and all those wishing to attend are welcome.
The Clerk to the board has asked that we publish the[...]
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 undertaking a fairly massive clearance of a timber blockage on the Dyrock yesterday, we were immediately shocked by the levels of livestock poaching (trampling) that were obvious on the riverban[...]
We had an unusual package delivered to the office yesterday and on opening, 30 alder tree saplings were revealed. However there was no details to tell us who the sender is. We’d like to thank our ano[...]
For many years, the Culroy Burn in the Middle Doon catchment has been under producing in terms of fish production, particularly salmon. It has been repeatedly stocked by the Board whenever they have r[...]
While the Tarholm Sewage outfall on the lower River Ayr was a controversial and unwelcome addition to the river by many, plans were passed and the works went ahead this summer. Contractors recently co[...]
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[...]