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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

Continuing concerns about pollution

04 August 2014

With the continuing low flow conditions present across Dumfries and Galloway, GFT would urge everyone to keep an eye out for any pollution entering local rivers. Further pollution events have been occurring since we last highlighted the issue a number of weeks ago. 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 easily stressed.

Report any concerns to SEPA on their 24 hour hotline on 0800 80 70 60 and the will investigate and ensure it is addressed.

Silage effluent, slurry and septic tank overflows are the main problems. GFT were out with SEPA recently when slurry killed a number of trout in a Stewarty coastal burn. It was so disheartening to see all these dead fish, trout fry and parr, and it will take a number of years for fish stocks to recover.

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