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
Salmon fishing rights in Scotland are private heritable titles that are registered separately from land. As such these titles can be bought and sold like any other property. In Scotland, the cost of the local administration, protection and improvement of the fisheries is privately financed by the proprietors. The district boards finance their work by levying a rate on the salmon fishery owners in the district. Elected representatives of those owners provide the core of the membership of the Board. However, since 1986, the boards are required also to include representatives of salmon anglers and salmon netsmen in the district. A further revision to the constitution of the Boards was made in 1999 to allow for even wider representation on the boards by other parties who may have an interest or stake in salmon stocks or fisheries.
The powers and duties of a DSFB are summarised below.
Stair Estates Office
Chairman: The Right Honourable Earl of Stair
Treasurer: see clerk details above
Lower Proprietors: The Right Honourable Earl of Stair
Upper Proprietors: Dr Sir Nicholas Spicer
Head Bailiff: Martin Lock (07801 256846)
Invited Attendees – Mary Nicholson (angling syndicates), David Bythell (angling syndicates), Hans Topping (Stranraer & District Angling Association), Robert Greenhill (Stranraer Salmon Fishing Association), Angus McLean (Dunragit Angling Association), Jamie Ribbens (GFT), Jackie Graham (GFT), John Gorman (SEPA), Callum Sinclair (SNH) and three local councillors (Graeme Forster, Roberta Tuckfield and Jim McClung).
Date and location of next meeting: 9:30am, 6th June 2016 at Lochinch Stables Courtyard
Salmon season: 25th February – 31st October (no salmon fishing on a Sunday)