Improving The Culroy Burn on the River Doon

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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 reared eggs in the hatchery and released them into the river to grow on to hopefully return as spawning adults however, the relatively poor numbers we found indicated that either natural spawning success was poor and/or these stocked fish didn’t survive to reproduce. In 2013 we completed an egg survival trial and both sample egg boxes situated in this burn over winter failed to produce fry. Egg box…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Improving The Culroy Burn on the River Doon