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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

Monster Rainbow trout found dead

17 January 2014

During the early hours of the 3rd January Colin Burnie and Paul Stryjewski (Scottish Power employees) were cleaning the screens at one of Galloway Hydro screens on the upper Kirkcudbrightshire Dee when they discovered a large dead Rainbow trout amongst the debris. It was not weighed but was estimated to weigh well over 20 lbs. Although not a native fish species for the Dee, it is an impressive fish! This screen is at the lower end of Kendoon Loch and is upstream of where migratory fish can access to now. It is very unusual for Rainbow trout to ever spawn in Scotland, so it will have been stocked into a nearby fishery. The fish was noted as having good quality fins suggesting it has not been in a fish farm for a number of years but it could obviously look after itself as it was in good condition. It was not clear how the fish died.

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