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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

Pollution concerns

10 July 2014

With the very low flow conditions being experienced across all local running waters at the moment, it was particularly concerning to have a couple of pollution events reported to the GFT in recent weeks. Both were on the lower River Bladnoch. One involved slurry and the other silage effluent. The low water flows and warm water temperatures mean that fish are particularly vulnerable as the dilution of any pollution entering rivers and burns is very limited and fish are already quite stressed. SEPA ensured that the causes of these pollution events were addressed and there were no dead fish found. We would ask everyone to be particularly vigilant at the moment and if you do come across possible pollution problems then report it immediately to SEPA on 0800 80 70 60 – this is their 24 hour pollution hotline.

GFT and the local District Salmon Fishery Board would also appreciate being informed but SEPA should be your priority.

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