Looking downstream on the River Cree
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
A small upland burn
The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet
A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn
A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee
Last Sunday the GFT attended the AGM of the High Cree Game Anglers up at Balnahoin near Drumlanford Estate. We attend most years and give an update on recent GFT works on the High Cree (especially with regard to acidification) and other topics of interest. This year there was plenty to talk about on the review of wild fisheries management structures which has been taking place over the last 6 months in Scotland and of course about the lack of water in the river this summer and autumn. Michael Ferns (head bailiff on the Annan) was also in attendance to input to the discussions. After the more formal business of the AGM was concluded, we went electrofishing with the members. This took place on one of the limestone gravel spawning beds which were constructed in the last few years by Dalnaw to help address acidification problems. We were keen to see whether wild salmon spawning had occurred successfully within the beds last winter. Everybody was encouraging to see good numbers of healthy wild salmon fry and parr present.