Over the weekend, I received several calls regarding pollution on the Garnock arising from the Caaf Reservoir. This has been reported to SEPA who are investigating what occurred that led to such a heavy silt loading.

Obviously this incident is linked to the drawdown of the reservoir ahead of breeching but there were agreements in place to prevent such incidents going unnoticed by Scottish Water and their contractors and control measures should have kicked in before too much damage occurred. Why they didn’t is of concern not just to SEPA but ART and every angler and Club on the river. The impact of this latest pollution is as yet unknown but anyone finding dead or struggling fish, please let us know immediately. SEPA’s investigation is ongoing and we will update this page once we know more.

The lower Caaf on Sunday afternoon. This is unacceptable and highly damaging to both habitat and fish

The lower Caaf on Sunday afternoon. This is unacceptable and highly damaging to both habitat and fish

The River Garnock downstream of the Caaf on Sunday. There are adult salmon in the river now and hopefully they will survive this but I am more concerned about the impact on juvenile trout and salmon and the future stocks.

The River Garnock downstream of the Caaf on Sunday. There are adult salmon in the river now and hopefully they will survive this but I am more concerned about the impact on juvenile trout and salmon and the future stocks.

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2 Responses to Garnock Pollution

  1. Scott crawford says:

    I’ve been fishing the river garnock for many years and was disgusted the other day with the effects of the pollution in our river, this is not the first time this has occurred this season ,iin my opinion sepa are not doing their job or simply not for for purpose scott crawford

  2. Steven crawford says:

    i would like to say sepa are a disgrace regarding the pollution on the river garnock , once is bad enough but twice ??