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Galloway Fisheries Trust

Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
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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 2015

Recent Habitat Works in the Upper Fleet Catchment
Posted: 23 December 2015

Over the last two years we have been undertaking a range of habitat works across the headwaters of the Water of Fleet assisted by some eager volunteers

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Lucky 13 on the 13th!
Posted: 13 November 2015

Broodstock bonanza at Tongland on Friday 13th December!

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Posted: 10 November 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Annual General Meeting of the Luce D

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Posted: 09 November 2015

This summer GFT have been busy as ever with surveying, controlling, and monitoring invasive non-native plant species

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Malzie Burn fish access improved
Posted: 09 November 2015

Fish access improved on the Malzie Burn

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GFT'S response to Marine Scotland regarding the BAN ON KILLING WILD SALMON
Posted: 05 November 2015

Read our response to Marine Scotland regarding the ban on killing wild salmon except under licence.

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Posted: 02 November 2015


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A great example of farming best practice
Posted: 30 October 2015

A look back at some baseline data gathered recently on the Urr catchment for the GNI (UK) Ltd. Beattock to Brighouse Bay Pipeline project.

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GFT attends the 2nd International Sea Trout Symposium – 'From Science to Management'
Posted: 26 October 2015

Earlier this week the ‘2nd International Sea Trout Symposium – from Science to Management’ was held in Dundalk over 3 days.

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Culvert checked by GFT
Posted: 23 October 2015

Jamie was out this morning with the Forestry Commission looking at a badly placed culvert

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Posted: 19 October 2015


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Kirkcowan Fishing Competition
Posted: 26 August 2015

Results from our annual Kirkcowan Fishing Competition that took place on Saturday, raising a fantastic £542 for the Trust

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Next stop….Lowther Show
Posted: 06 August 2015

If you were hoping to catch up with the GFT team at Wigtown Show but didn’t manage to – fear not as we have a few more outings this month!

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Licencing system for salmon angling
Posted: 27 July 2015

Last Thursday the Scottish Government released their proposed conservation regulations to introduce a licensing system for the killing of wild salmon in Scotland

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Earstoun Fish Ladder fish rescue
Posted: 22 July 2015

This week we undertook a fish rescue in Earlstoun Fish Ladder on the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

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Riverfly Monitoring Initiative
Posted: 17 July 2015

This week, we ran two Riverfly Partnership River Invertebrate Monitoring Workshops, funded by Awards for All Scotland

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Splish splash
Posted: 07 July 2015

Fish project round-up and last call for Riverfly Partnership Invertebrate Workshop interest

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Galloway’s River Guardians
Posted: 11 June 2015

Come out and about with the GFT this summer and oversee some of the work we undertake to monitor the health of the local rivers

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Tongland Vaki Fish Counter
Posted: 02 June 2015

A review of 2014 data and a look at this season so far

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Instream temperature loggers
Posted: 01 June 2015

Retrieving Temperature loggers on the Bladnoch

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Fish rescue near Dalbeattie
Posted: 01 June 2015

A fish rescue was undertaken on the Knock Burn, near Dalbeattie

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GFT is now on Facebook and Twitter
Posted: 17 April 2015

Do you use Facebook and Twitter?

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Reminder for your Diary: DINNER AUCTION 2015
Posted: 15 April 2015

Reminder for your Diary: DINNER AUCTION 2015 will be held Saturday 5th September 2015

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BOOK NOW - Friday 17th April - 'Fish Up Close'
Posted: 13 April 2015

BOOK NOW - Friday 17th April - 'Fish Up Close'

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Wild Spring Festival comes to Tongland
Posted: 10 April 2015

We had a fantastic turnout for today’s Tongland Tour as part of this year’s Wild Spring Festival

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Posted: 02 April 2015

Bladnoch DSFB - Board Meeting Monday 18th May

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GFT work on the River Bladnoch peat lands
Posted: 27 March 2015

Acidification of the Galloway uplands has had major impacts on the fish populations across the headwaters of many of the Galloway rivers

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Spring is in the air!
Posted: 27 March 2015

GFT will be hosting two events as part of this year’s Wild Spring Festival which takes place across the region between the 4th April and 4th May

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Salmon in and out of the classroom
Posted: 09 March 2015

Over the last few weeks we have been in and out of the schools delivering the first stages of our salmon education programmes

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Rowan Tree Burn investigation
Posted: 04 March 2015

Water quality investigated in the Rowan Tree Burn (Minnoch tributary)

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Catching Kelts
Posted: 02 March 2015

With the salmon fishing season now open anglers are starting to catch kelts

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GFT work on renewable energy schemes
Posted: 11 February 2015

GFT work on renewable energy schemes

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Public Consultation: Licensing system for killing wild salmon in Scotland
Posted: 09 February 2015

The Scottish Government have launched a public consultation on proposed conservation measures to introduce a licensing system for killing wild Salmon in Scotland

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GFT take delivery of two new Biosecurity Stations
Posted: 09 February 2015

As the CIRB project drawn to an end, GFT were able to purchase two new Biosecurity Stations to assist with the Check, Clean, Dry campaign

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Posted: 06 February 2015

Urr DSFB AGM to be held 10th March 2015

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The Rt Hon The Lord Vaux of Harrowden; Tony Gilbey
Posted: 23 January 2015

GFT are saddened to hear of the passing of The Rt Hon The Lord Vaux of Harrowden, Tony Gilbey

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New Scottish spring Salmon regs
Posted: 20 January 2015

Reminder: From this spring there are new regulations across Scotland for salmon fishing

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Still thinking of a New Year Resolution?
Posted: 16 January 2015

Still thinking of a New Year Resolution? Check, Clean, Dry could be the answer!

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