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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

Marathon of the smolts

09 May 2013

A salmon smolt from the River Bladnoch.

A salmon smolt from the River Bladnoch.

The salmon smolt run on the Bladnoch has started later than normal, most likely due to colder weather slowing everything down a few weeks. This year we are looking at gathering data from a low proportion of smolts heading to sea. The Bladnoch is primarily a salmon river, so sea trout smolts are few and far between, but nevertheless we are interested in collecting information from these fish too. Measurements of length, weight and a scale sample are being taken once a week from smolts collected from the fish farm lade on the Bladnoch. It is hoped that a comparison of smolting age and condition can be made with similar historical data we hold.

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