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Galloway Fisheries Trust

Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
Telephone: 01671 403011 · Fax: 01671 402248 · Scottish Registered Charity No. SC020751

Looking downstream on the River Cree

Brown Trout

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

Murray's Monument

A small upland burn

A stoneloach

The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet

A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn

A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

Galloway Fisheries Trust News 2014


Kill licence consultation in 2015
Posted: 08 December 2014

The killing of wild salmon could require a licence following a public consultation that will be launched early in the new year

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Monitoring rivers for climate change
Posted: 01 December 2014

The Bladnoch was selected to be part of a Scotland-wide river temperature monitoring network

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CIRB Conference
Posted: 01 December 2014

At the end of November, GFT met with all the CIRB Project partners to deliver an end of project conference, held at North West Castle, Stranraer

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Update from Atlantic Salmon Trust
Posted: 13 November 2014

The Atlantic Salmon Trust has always supported good fisheries management practices and undertaken some excellent research to help understand the life histories and threats to salmon and sea trout

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2nd INTERNATIONAL SEA TROUT SYMPOSIUM
Posted: 13 November 2014

2nd INTERNATIONAL SEA TROUT SYMPOSIUM DUNDALK, Ireland: 20th 22nd October 2015

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CIRB Project Conference 25/26 Nov
Posted: 05 November 2014

End of project conference will see delegates from Galloway, Ayrshire, Argyle, Tweed Valley, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

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Wild Fisheries Review - Final report submitted
Posted: 09 October 2014

On 8 October 2014, the review submitted its final report and recommendations to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change

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NOTICE OF MEETING - URR DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD
Posted: 07 October 2014

NOTICE OF MEETING - URR DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD

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Depressing sight
Posted: 01 October 2014

While out habitat surveying on a Dee tributary we came across numerous AS crayfish

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High Cree Game Anglers AGM
Posted: 01 October 2014

GFT attended the recent AGM of the High Cree Game Anglers

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NOTICE OF MEETING - RIVER BLADNOCH DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD
Posted: 26 September 2014

NOTICE OF MEETING - RIVER BLADNOCH DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD

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Be alert! Himalayan balsam spotted and dealt with quickly
Posted: 26 September 2014

Himalayan balsam spotted and dealt with quickly

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Wild Autumn Festival – 11th October to 2nd November
Posted: 19 September 2014

As part of the Wild Autumn Festival 2014, we are offering a guided tour of Tongland Power Station and Tongland Dam on Friday 24th October

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CIRB project update
Posted: 15 September 2014

Another year, another busy summer for the CIRB project

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Fish rescue undertaken near Kirkcowan
Posted: 15 September 2014

GFT staff were out last week undertaking a fish rescue for Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Electrofishing on the Water of App
Posted: 11 September 2014

Electrofishing on the Water of App highlights importance of woody debris

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Improvements to the Black Water of Dee
Posted: 11 September 2014

Electrofishing results from the Black Water of Dee encouraging

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NOTICE OF MEETING - RIVER BLADNOCH DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD
Posted: 11 September 2014

There will be a meeting of the River Bladnoch DSFB on Tuesday 16th September at the Bruce Hotel. Newton Stewart.

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Kirkcowan Fishing Competition 23rd August 2014
Posted: 01 September 2014

The annual Kirkcowan Fishing Competition took place on Saturday 23rd August. Even with the river height low and poor rod catches this year so far, an impressive 38 anglers entered the competition

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Spring salmon protection explored
Posted: 22 August 2014

Minister announces consultation to protect early-running spring salmon

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Making good progress
Posted: 08 August 2014

We have been taking advantage of the low water recently to undertake a number of main stem river electrofishing surveys

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GFT at summer shows and fairs
Posted: 08 August 2014

Great day at Wigtown Agricultural Show - next one the Lowther Show

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Kirkcowan Fishing Competition 2014
Posted: 08 August 2014

Nearly time for the annual fishing competition on the River Bladnoch in aid of GFT

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School trips and Bioblitz
Posted: 04 August 2014

We recently completed our primary and secondary school fish projects and an electrofishing demonstration as part of CVCWT Bioblitz

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Continuing concerns about pollution
Posted: 04 August 2014

Be alert and report to SEPA any signs of pollution you see

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Do you have Twitter? - Galloway_FT
Posted: 04 August 2014

Follow GFT on Twitter and keep informed what we are up to

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NOTICE OF MEETING - WATER OF FLEET DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD
Posted: 22 July 2014

There will be an AGM of the Fleet DSFB on Thurs 24th July at the Murray Arms Hotel at 6.30 pm

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Pollution concerns
Posted: 10 July 2014

Recent pollution events are a concern

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Pipe bridge identified on the Tarf Water
Posted: 10 July 2014

Electrofishing for a proposed wind farm on the Tarf Water identified a fish barrier

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Dee electrofishing finds more crayfish
Posted: 10 July 2014

Electrofishing this week on tributaries of the Dee near Glenlee recorded trout and American signal crayfish

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GFT volunteers are out in force on the Border Esk
Posted: 04 July 2014

Over 20 volunteers are now signed up with GFT on the Border Esk to assist with surveying the river for the presence of invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam and Giant hogweed

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Check, Clean, Dry displayed through ITV Border News
Posted: 02 July 2014

Last week, GFT were on the banks of Loch Ken to illustrate the Check, Clean, Dry campaign. Yesterday (01/07/14) ITV Border News aired the story

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Filming with ITV News on the banks of Loch Ken
Posted: 20 June 2014

Today (Friday 20th June), GFT were on the banks of Loch Ken with ITV News publicising the 'Check, Clean, Dry' campaign

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To the rescue of fish!
Posted: 20 June 2014

We have been out saving fish before construction work commences

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A few updates on Forestry issues
Posted: 17 June 2014

Forestry related issues significantly impact on fish populations and their habitats across Galloway. A lot of GFT work is focused on these matters. Here is a brief update on recent related works

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Giant hogweed control underway on the River Urr
Posted: 12 June 2014

Last week, appointed contractors began control of the Giant hogweed on the River Urr

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Spotted some invasives recently?!
Posted: 11 June 2014

New website to record invasive species

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GFT assist with International visit to the Water of Fleet!
Posted: 03 June 2014

GFT welcome visitors from Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and France to the Water of Fleet

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Satellite tracking
Posted: 03 June 2014

This year, Marine Scotland Science (MSS) are continuing their work tracking salmon on the north coast of Scotland using satellite tags

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NOTICE OF MEETING - WATER OF LUCE DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD
Posted: 30 May 2014

Confirmation of the general board meeting of the Luce DSFB will be at Lochinch, Castle Kennedy, at 10am on Friday 6th June 2014

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Salmon smolts and lovely lampreys
Posted: 30 May 2014

Whilst electrofishing for smolts we came across an adult sea lamprey

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Giant hogweed survey underway on the River Urr
Posted: 27 May 2014

GFT have began a re-survey on the River Urr to record locations and areas of Giant hogweed - by mountain bike!

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Over on the Dee
Posted: 22 May 2014

This week, we have been across on the Dee catchment - assisting surveyors undertaking a feasibility/optioneering study on an impassable weir on the Tarff catchment and giving a Tongland Tour

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Dee (Kirkcudbrightshire) DSFB AGM
Posted: 28 April 2014

Jamie and Rowan attended the Dee (K) DFSB AGM last week at the Ken Bridge Hotel, New Galloway

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Do you 'Check', 'Clean' and 'Dry' your fishing and water sport equipment after use?! Are you 'Plant Wise' in your garden?!
Posted: 28 April 2014

GFT are local partners in two nationwide campaigns to halt the spread of damaging invasive non-native species - be that plants or animals

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GFT and SNH trip round upper Bladnoch and Cree
Posted: 25 April 2014

GFT and SNH undertook a field trip around the Bladnoch and Cree to consider various issues and works

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Poisonous substance to dogs found on the Galloway coast
Posted: 22 April 2014

A health warning for dog owners has been issued after Palm Oil is washed up on various Galloway beaches

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Solway shad work
Posted: 21 April 2014

Shad samples provided by Solway netsmen over the last couple of years have been recently analysed by GFT staff

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Leaping smolts and rasping teethed lampreys!
Posted: 14 April 2014

Wildlife photographer and countryside ranger Keith Kirk was amongst the attendants who enjoyed our Fish Up Close Tour on Friday as part of the Wild Spring Festival. Here is a snap-shot of his work

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Protecting the Moneypool Burn
Posted: 11 April 2014

GFT have been meeting with Scottish Water contractors working on a project to improve waste water management in Creetown

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Galloway Forest Park Forest Festival
Posted: 07 April 2014

The Galloway Forest Park Forest Festival is happening over four days this weekend – your chance to view and take a guided walk around the three centres at Kirroughtree, Clatteringshaws and Glentrool

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Wild Spring Festival
Posted: 07 April 2014

There are almost 100 events in this year’s Wild Spring Festival catalogue. Collect your copy from the GFT office. The event kicks off on Saturday 5th April and lasts a month

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The Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre (SFCC) have updated their website
Posted: 03 April 2014

The Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre (SFCC) have updated their website

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CIRB Project - Control tenders to be released
Posted: 02 April 2014

GFT will be releasing the 2014 control tenders for Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed

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GFT Progress Report 2014 - OUT NOW!
Posted: 27 March 2014

The Galloway Fisheries Trust Progress Report 2014 now available covering much of our work over the last few years across the Galloway rivers and the Border Esk

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RAFTS Conference and a new stocking policy
Posted: 27 March 2014

RAFTS and ASFB held their annual conference last week in Battleby, Perth where they launched the new RAFTS Stocking Policy and supporting literature review

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Problem solving up the Luce
Posted: 27 March 2014

Second year pupils from Stranraer Academy play god!

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Hatched and ready for home
Posted: 19 March 2014

Dalbeattie Primary School Eco Group successfully reared and returned their salmon to the Dee catchment

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2012/13 Upland Waters Monitoring Network results released
Posted: 17 March 2014

The Upland Waters Monitoring Network (UWMN) tracks changes in surface water quality and freshwater biodiversity across upland regions of the UK, which includes sites from Galloway - results now out

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NOTICE OF MEETING - KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE DEE DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD
Posted: 17 March 2014

Confirmation of the Annual General Meeting of the Board will be at the Ken Bridge Hotel, New Galloway, at 10am on Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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Japanese knotweed breaks the surface 2014
Posted: 11 March 2014

GFT have recorded one of the first sightings of Japanese knotweed in 2014

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NOTICE OF MEETING - RIVER BLADNOCH DISTRICT SALMON FISHERY BOARD
Posted: 11 March 2014

This is to confirm the next meeting of the Board will be at the Bruce Hotel, Newton Stewart, at 5pm on Tuesday 13th May 2014

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Review of hatcheries in Wales
Posted: 10 March 2014

Natural Resources Wales has just opened a consultation on the future use of hatcheries in Wales

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Galloway Fisheries Trust shares Dinner Auction’s largesse with leading charities
Posted: 10 March 2014

The proceeds of the GFT Dinner Auction, held at Lochinch Castle in September 2013, have now been distributed – to the benefit of not only the Trust but also two vital national charities

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GFT Trustees Meeting
Posted: 27 February 2014

The GFT held a trustees meeting this week which went well. Three new co-optees have joined the board

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First Bladnoch springer confirmed
Posted: 20 February 2014

There was a little confusion over a springer caught at the Mochrum Park beat of the Bladnoch this week

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GFT visits the Tweed
Posted: 20 February 2014

We spent last Thursday with the Tweed Foundation hearing about some of their work

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Planning the year for the CIRB project
Posted: 07 February 2014

GFT recently attended a CIRB project partners meeting at Ayrshire Rivers Trust to discuss the progress so far and make plans for 2014 season

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Volunteers undertake bankside management tasks
Posted: 07 February 2014

Hardy teams of volunteers battle the wind and rain to carry out bankside management tasks on the Dam Burn (Urr), Water of Fleet and the Innermessan Burn

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Media download page updated
Posted: 04 February 2014

We have recently added a new article to our media download page

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Notice of public meeting
Posted: 20 January 2014

Dumfries and Galloway Council have organised a public meeting in Langholm regarding invasive non-native plant species on the Border Esk. GFT will be there giving a presentation on the CIRB project

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Monster Rainbow trout found dead
Posted: 17 January 2014

A large dead Rainbow trout, estimated at weighing well over 20lb's, was recently found during screen cleaning at Black Water on the Dee by Kendoon

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GFT holds presentations to the Fleet Valley NSA
Posted: 15 January 2014

Yesterday (14/01/14), GFT held an afternoon of presentations in Gatehouse of Fleet to the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area group

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ASFB calls for firmer spring salmon conservation measures
Posted: 15 January 2014

GFT welcomed a press release from the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards on Friday urging fisherman not to kill salmon - by nets or rods – until at least mid-May

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GFT volunteer awarded Rural Community Champion
Posted: 13 January 2014

GFT volunteer, Ron Foster has been awarded the Rural Community Champion

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Do you have Twitter? - Galloway_FT
Posted: 08 January 2014

Are you following us on Twitter?

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New Year storms cause havoc in Galloway
Posted: 06 January 2014

Galloway is recovering from severe storms over the festive period that caused rivers to flood and the coastline to become violently active

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Happy New Year from GFT
Posted: 06 January 2014

Everyone at GFT would like to wish you all a Happy New Year

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