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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

Fish rescue undertaken near Kirkcowan

15 September 2014

The catch included some big eels

The catch included some big eels

Some great trout parr were caught

Some great trout parr were caught

The worksite on

The worksite on

The Ballochrae Burn

The Ballochrae Burn

GFT staff were out last week undertaking a fish rescue for Dumfries and Galloway Council. A road bridge is being replaced near Kirkcowan on the Ballochrae Burn. This burn is designated as part of the Bladnoch SAC. As this burn supports important fish populations, SEPA have required the contractors to put into place silt control measures and all works must be completed before the end of September to avoid when fish are spawning. GFT needed to undertake a fish rescue as a stretch of the burn is to be dried out and the water over pumped. From a 15m length of the burn a total of 28 juvenile trout, salmon parr and 12 eels were captured by electrofishing and relocated in the burn downstream.

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