Sparling

Sparling on the Cree spawning ground

‘Saving the Sparling’ Project

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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Skunk cabbage

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

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Salmon parr

Salmon parr found across Dumfries and Galloway

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Trout parr

Commonly found across Dumfries and Galloway

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Welcome


The aim of the Galloway Fisheries Trust is to restore and maintain aquatic biodiversity, particularly native fish, in Galloway by means of practical, responsible and sustainable approaches to land, water and fishery management, based on sound science, for the benefit of the community as a whole.

The Galloway Fisheries Trust is an environmental charity which was set up in 1988 by four local District Salmon Fisheries Boards in the South West of Scotland with common problems and aims.

Since then the Trust has expanded and now covers a wide range of work which covers most of Dumfries and Galloway's rivers and still waters including the Border Esk.

The core river catchments on which we carry out the majority of our work are: the River Luce, River Bladnoch, River Cree, Water of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire Dee, River Urr, Water of App, Piltanton Burn and the Border Esk.

The aims of our remit are met by undertaking practical works, education initiatives, focussed research projects and delivering key services to member waters and the wider community.  Evidence based management underpins this work program. 

Latest News


GFT creates a Galloway Rivers Standard for Timed Electrofishing

A review of recent timed electrofishing data on the Luce and Urr in relation to a Galloway Rivers Standard

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.

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