River Ayr smolt run is under way and problems continue at Catrine

It’s that time of year again when the dog and the biologists become preoccupied with monitoring smolt movements. Great fun for the dog but a source of frustration and disappointment for the owner! The smolt run is upon us again and we are seeing numbers of smolts increasing at Catrine Dam again this year. Since the small amount of rain we had last week, numbers are steadily increasing between penstock and lade and it seems only a matter of time until we will be facing a repeat of the 2018 and 2017 situations where thousands of smolts were held up…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – River Ayr smolt run is under way and problems continue at Catrine