Categorisation

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With the river proposed for downgrade to Category 2 status next season and an opportunity to respond to the consultation, ART have been looking at catch data provided to the DSFB  and to MSS. Theoretically, these catch reports should be identical and accurate each year but it doesn’t quite work out like that and that’s […]

Culroy Burn…Making Improvements

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Yesterday, ART staff accompanied one of their Trustees were back on the Culroy Burn at Sauchrie planting more native hardwood trees within recently fenced buffers. With rain forecast, it was an ideal opportunity to transplant trees growing in ART’s own nursery at Auchincruive, to a permanent location on the Culroy Burn. This burn has been […]

Skeldon Weir

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This week, simple timber baulks have been added to Skeldon Weir to improve fish passage over the dam particularly during low flows when depth may limit some fish in their ability to swim up the face of the obstacle or late in the season as hen fish near spawning and have limited energy left for […]

Doon DSFB Web Site

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The Doon DSFB web site will now be managed and updated on a regular basis. We hope that this will provide a resource for anglers and visitors to the river. Over the winter, we will familiarise ourselves with how the platform works and be ready for next season (2019). We also intend to share posts […]

Doon Fencing

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The River Doon DSFB agreed to fund a considerable percentage of the cost of fencing to improve habitat and hopefully fish populations. In the long term, this should also deliver water quality improvements. The Ayrshire Rivers Trust has been responsible for knocking doors and negotiating agreements and the work. Currently the fencer is at a […]