Looking downstream on the River Cree
Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch
Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park
Looking upstream on the River Luce
North American Signal Crayfish
The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch
Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'
Fly fishing on the River Cree
A small upland burn
The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet
A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn
A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee
Salmon fishing rights in Scotland are private heritable titles that are registered separately from land. As such these titles can be bought and sold like any other property. In Scotland, the cost of the local administration, protection and improvement of the fisheries is privately financed by the proprietors. The district boards finance their work by levying a rate on the salmon fishery owners in the district. Elected representatives of those owners provide the core of the membership of the Board. However, since 1986, the boards are required also to include representatives of salmon anglers and salmon netsmen in the district. A further revision to the constitution of the Boards was made in 1999 to allow for even wider representation on the boards by other parties who may have an interest or stake in salmon stocks or fisheries.
The powers and duties of a DSFB are summarised below.
Bank of Scotland Buildings
Chairman: Sir Michael Wigan.
Upper Proprietors: Sir Michael Wigan, John Haley, Jonathan Haley, Richard Scott, Mark Davies and Andrew Gladstone.
Angling Representatives: Malcolm Adkin and Colin Richardson.
Invitees: SEPA, SNH and the Galloway Fisheries Trust.
Date and location of next meeting: Bladnoch DSFB meeting, Wednesday 15th February 2016 at 5:00pm in The Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart
Salmon season: 11th February – 31st October (no salmon fishing on a Sunday).
The Bladnoch has been designated as a Category 2 river under the new Salmon Conservation Regulations for the 2017 season. This means the killing of salmon is permitted (within the conditions outlined below). This categorisation is reviewed annually.
The Bladnoch DSFB requests all anglers to adhere to their conservation code: