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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

Volunteers undertake bankside management tasks

07 February 2014

The end of this fallen tree lying across the Fleet was removed to reduce the risk of debris build up

The end of this fallen tree lying across the Fleet was removed to reduce the risk of debris build up

Innermessan Burn before work had began

Innermessan Burn before work had began

Light begins to flood into the burn as the trees are opened up

Light begins to flood into the burn as the trees are opened up

A few volunteers with Neil from GFT on the Innermessan Burn

A few volunteers with Neil from GFT on the Innermessan Burn

Remember, you can find the trust on Twitter - search 'Galloway_FT'

Remember, you can find the trust on Twitter - search 'Galloway_FT'

Over the last two weeks, a team of hardy volunteers from across the region battled winds and rain to assist GFT with various bankside management tasks.


These tasks included the removal of naturally seeded Sitka spruce over 400m of both banks of the Dam Burn, a tributary in the headwaters of the River Urr. The Sitka spruce was at an average height of 3m, and if left to continue to grow, the bankside buffer zone between water and forest would disappear. Acidifcation is not a concern on the River Urr but leaving selfseeded Sitka in time would heavily shade the burn.


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