Whilst Ayrshire’s salmon haven’t been badly affected by red skin disease (RSD), we would encourage anglers to remain vigilant for any signs of RSD and to report any fish showing symptoms to ourselves as well as Fishery Management Scotland (FMS) and Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI). If possible, try and take some images that show the extent of RSD and pass these on to the bodies described in the information below.

With rain forecast we should see good runs of fish entering the rivers and in previous years RSD has been most prevalent between May and July. Salmon may also become secondarily infected with saprolegnia if spores are present in the watercourse.