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
The Malloch Trophy, sponsored by FishPal, is the most prestigious Salmon trophy in Europe.
It is awarded annually to the captor of the best salmon caught in Scotland on a fly and safely returned to the water.
Its main aim is to promote the conservation of salmon through catch and release on Scottish rivers.
In brief, the fish must be:
• Bona fide wild Atlantic Salmon
• Caught on the fly and returned safely to the water.
• Properly weighed and/or measured.
• Independently witnessed.
• Reported on time by valid entry form
Recent winners of the Malloch Trophy have included a 35lb salmon from the Tay and a 50lb salmon from the Tweed!
FishPal Junior Award
A new junior Award for 2015 was announced in March 2015 by FishPal's CEO, Mark Cockburn, and Tay Foundation Chairman John Wood.
The new FishPal Junior Award hopes to encourage more young people to try salmon fishing in Scotland and increase participation of existing junior anglers.
It is open to all juniors aged 18 years or under, on the 31st December of that year, who catch and release an Atlantic Salmon on a Scottish river using any legal method. Conal Sinclair from Newton Stewart was one of the Junior Malloch Trophy winners in 2015!
Get your entries in to FishPal soon!
For more info, please see the FishPal website http://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/MallochTrophy/?dom=Pal