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
A range of fishery organisations have worked together to produce a new ‘catch and release’ guidance leaflet. The leaflet includes advice on tackle, preparation before fishing, playing and landing fish, and unhooking and release. Links are provided to sources of single hooked Flying Cs and fish-friendly replacement net bags for landing nets: both currently hard to find. There are also links to websites with a range of calculators giving weight from length for salmon. It is encouraging to see anglers now releasing a lot of their catches – this conservation measure alone returns 100,000’s of eggs back to the river which would have been lost if the fish were killed. A good sized hen salmon may contain up to 10,000 eggs, what a waste to kill it only a few weeks from spawning time.