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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

Loch Ken Fisheries Study

04 November 2016

As part of the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership, GFT recently began work on an exciting project - the ‘Loch Ken Fisheries Study’ – to assess the conditions of fish stocks within Loch Ken and its status as an angling venue.  This project, which is one of a number of development stage projects being managaed by the Galloway Glens Landscpae Partnership, follows on from a pilot study GFT undertook on Loch Ken earlier this year, under contract to Scottish Natural Heritage. 

The information collected in the Loch Ken Fisheries Study over the next few months will be used to formulate recommendations for the furture managament of the Loch Ken coarse fishery, with particular reference to the pike fishery.

In November, we will be holding two public engagement events.  These will be very informal drop-in sessions which we welcome anyone with an interest in Loch Ken Fishery to attend.  As an angler or recreation user on Loch Ken or fishing, land or business owner surrounding the Loch, there may be many ways in which you can get involved in this project.  Alternatively, you may simply wish to be kept up to date with the projects progress?

The public drop-in sessions will be held as follows:

CatStrand, New Galloway: Wednsday 16th November 12:00 – 16:00

Ken Bridge Hotel, New Galloway:  Wednesday 23rd November 17:30 – 20:00

There will be two formal presentations made at each event which you may wish to coordinate your drop-in with?  These will be at 13:00 and 15:00 during the afternoon session and 18:00 and 19:00 during the evening session. 

If you are unable to make one of the events – please email Jamie or Rowan at the GFT shared mail account mail@gallowayfisheriestrust.org for more information on how to become involved in the project or simply be added to the mailing list for regular updates on the project.  Please also see the Galloway Glens website for more information  http://www.gallowayglens.org/  


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