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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

GFT visits the Tweed

20 February 2014

Ronald Campbell from the Tweed Foundation with Rowan, Jamie and Neil from GFT (James Hunt from the Tweed taking picture)

Ronald Campbell from the Tweed Foundation with Rowan, Jamie and Neil from GFT (James Hunt from the Tweed taking picture)

Hydro intake with brash screening

Hydro intake with brash screening

Hydro outflow with fish pass on the left hand side

Hydro outflow with fish pass on the left hand side

Ronald Campbell explaining the workings of the hydro

Ronald Campbell explaining the workings of the hydro

Information board explaining the Archimedes screw turbine hydro

Information board explaining the Archimedes screw turbine hydro

GFT spent a really interesting day on Thursday over on the Tweed, hosted by the Tweed Foundation. We feel that inter-Trust visits are an important method to exchange knowledge and experiences. Last week's visit covered a range of topics including using VAKI fish counters, calculating egg deposition rates, sea trout life history, smolt migration routes and hydro developments.   A site visit was also undertaken to a recently constructed Archimedes screw hydro on the Murray Cauld, which following the recent heavy rain was fully operational. Similar developments have been proposed in Galloway which have been a concern regarding how they might impact on surrounding fish stocks – following the Tweed visit, we now have a greater understanding of the potential issues associated with these types of turbines.


We would like to thank Nick, Ronald, James and Kenny for their hospitability and we look forward to them visiting Galloway soon to hear about GFT’s work.


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