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
As part of the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership ‘Loch Ken Fisheries Study’, all anglers who complete and return a short survey known as the ‘Loch Ken Angling Record’ are entered into a monthly prize draw for a £50 angling tackle voucher. We are pleased to announce that local anglers Gordon Houston and Steve Wood were November and December winners and Glasgow angler Richard Vernon was the January winner!
If you are an angler who fishes Loch Ken and would like to contribute to the study, the survey is available from ticket outlets around the loch, including New Galloway Newsagents and Post Office, Loch Ken Holiday Park at Parton and McCowans fishing tackle shop in Castle Douglas. A downloadable version of the angling record can also be found on our website, via a link from the project page: www.gallowayfisheriestrust.org/loch-ken-fisheries-study.php
By the end of July 2017, we hope to have received up to 250 completed Loch Ken Angling Records. The surveys are one means of gathering information from anglers to help us work up a set of recommendations that will help improve how the fishery is managed and promoted in the future. We are keen to hear from anyone with an interest in the fishery of Loch Ken. Rowan and Jamie can be contacted on 01671 40 3011 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.