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Galloway Fisheries Trust

Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
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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

High Cree Game Anglers AGM

01 October 2014

Members of the High Cree Game Angers having a look at the catch

Members of the High Cree Game Angers having a look at the catch

Salmon fry, salmon parr and a single trout fry caught at Dalnaw

Salmon fry, salmon parr and a single trout fry caught at Dalnaw

Not a very clear picture, but you can see the milt from one of the precocious parr

Not a very clear picture, but you can see the milt from one of the precocious parr

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.


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