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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

To the rescue of fish!

20 June 2014

One of the larger trout rescued from the work site at Gelston culvert this week

One of the larger trout rescued from the work site at Gelston culvert this week

Carrying out the large fish rescue on the Ewes Water last August

Carrying out the large fish rescue on the Ewes Water last August

We have carried out two fish rescues this week. The first was at Gelston where culvert work was taking place and a portion of the watercourse was to be sandbagged off to create a dry working platform for construction staff. Here the small burn was known to hold a relatively high density of trout. During the rescue five trout parr, including one larger one, were removed and placed a short distance out with the work site at the culvert. The second fish rescue was undertaken on the River Tarff, near Ringford. We have been working here with Scottish Water and their contractors to provide information and advice where a waste water outflow is to be upgraded. On the Tarff we rescued 20 salmon fry, two trout fry, one salmon parr, three eels and numerous stoneloach, minnows and three-spined sticklebacks. Every year we carry out several fish rescues, some larger than others (read about some of our other recent fish rescues here). One of the largest we have been involved with over the past couple of years was on the Ewes Water on the Border Esk where a large stretch of the watercourse was sandbagged using 1 ton bags, and we rescued over 1000 fish (mainly juvenile salmon and trout, stoneloach, with some eels and juvenile lamprey).


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