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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

New ‘catch and release’ leaflet available

10 October 2013

6lb coloured caught and released on the Cree in August 2013

6lb coloured caught and released on the Cree in August 2013

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.

Click here to view and save the leaflet in pdf format.

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