MEMBERS of a local angling club are fed up finding ripped-out bathrooms and kitchens at their base.

Ardrossan Eglinton Angling Club say that waste has been dumped at Busby Muir Reservoir five times in the last few weeks.

Tony Clarke, club president, said: “We’re victims of flytipping. It’s terrible and it’s getting too much.

“The season started on March 15 but already we’ve had five incidents. It’s got to be a company with a tipper truck because there’s no way a car could take all of that. There was a whole bathroom dumped and this time it’s a kitchen. Someone must know somebody who’s just had work done. It could have belonged to someone who let a company take it away in good faith not knowing they’re dumping it.

“Once there were two tins of paint scattered everywhere. We got covered in paint trying to remove it. We’re sick to the back teeth. We’ve had enough.”

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “We have a great deal of sympathy for Ardrossan Angling Club as we recognise flytipping and littering is a blight on our communities.

“Our enforcement team is monitoring this area and recently issued a fine of £200 to someone illegally depositing waste in this area. We hope this sends out a message that we are taking this matter seriously and will take quick and decisive action when we can. We hope to erect signage in the area to remind people of the consequences if they are caught flytipping.

“We would urge people to be very wary of using nonlicensed waste carriers. It might be someone offering to clear your garden for £20 but often they have no intention of depositing the waste legally and safely. We recently carried out some traffic stops with Police Scotland and SEPA to identify non-licensed waste carriers.”