Skunk cabbage

An invasive plant species that has the capacity to block waterways if left unchecked.

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Sparling

Sparling on the Cree spawning ground

‘Saving the Sparling’ Project

Trout parr

Commonly found across Dumfries and Galloway

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Salmon parr

Salmon parr found across Dumfries and Galloway

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Loch Ken Fisheries Study

Galloway Fisheries Trust have been commissioned under the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Project to undertake the 'Loch Ken Fisheries Study'.

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District Salmon Fishery Boards


There are six District Salmon Fishery Boards covering the six main river catchments in Galloway.

Various details are provided below for the District Salmon Fishery Boards covering the Bladnoch, Kirkcudbrightshire Dee, Water of Fleet, Luce and Urr.  The information here has been provided by each of the DSFBs.

The River Cree DSFB run their own website which provides similar information for the Cree.

Bladnoch District Salmon Fishery Board

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.

Dee District Salmon Fishery Board

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.

Fleet District Salmon Fishery Board

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.

Luce District Salmon Fishery Board

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.

Urr District Salmon Fishery Board

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.

Latest News


Searching and Celebrating Sparling this Spring

It is that time of year again where GFT begin our search or the sparling during their annual spring migration to the upper tidal limit of the River Cree. This year we hope to run several events on the banks of the River Cree to celebrate sparling!

Bladnoch Hatchery Update

The GFT and Bladnoch DSFB are running a hatchery programme this year to stock the upper Tarf to help ameliorate acidification problems and help recover salmon stocks in key areas.

Opening of Sparling Bridge marks the end of the Saving the Sparling Project

The long awaited Sparling Bridge successfully opened on Saturday 30th November. Crowds gathered either side of the bridge on the sunny afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the new pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting the communities of Minnigaff and Newton Stewart.

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