Galloway Fisheries Trust Logo

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

GFT volunteers are out in force on the Border Esk

04 July 2014

Neil with Iain Blackett, volunteer, and Elected Councillor Denis Male

Neil with Iain Blackett, volunteer, and Elected Councillor Denis Male

Through a recent open meeting held in Langholm, over 20 volunteers are now signed up with GFT and are out in force 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. The aim of the task is throughout the summer of 2014, locate, map and measure the three main invasive non-native plant species and record them online to our main public server. This will allow us to measure the extent of the infestation.

If you would like to report a sighting, please visit our recording page at www.inns.rafts.co.uk

In addition to a river survey, GFT have rolled out the ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ campaign on the Border Esk to encourage water users to be vigilant against invasive non-native species and help stop the spread – be that seeds, eggs, diseases, live animals etc.

For more information on the ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ campaign, please watch a small film with GFT and Border News by clicking here.


Latest News