Skunk cabbage

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

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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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Trout parr

Commonly found across Dumfries and Galloway

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Sparling

Sparling on the Cree spawning ground

‘Saving the Sparling’ Project

Salmon parr

Salmon parr 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 Fishery 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. Since 2019 GFT have been completing work on the Annan catchment and providing scientific advise to the Annan DSFB

 

 

Latest News


Another GFT Intern Signing Off

As my internship with the Galloway Fisheries Trust draws to a close, I would like to say how grateful I am to everyone that made it possible.

Dans Third and Fourth Month as the GFT Intern

As December is right around the corner, I am sad to say that my internship here at GFT is nearly over. However, I am grateful for my experiences at the trust and there is still plenty for me to get up to before it does come to a close.

Exciting discovery in the Polmaddy Burn

GFT record first juvenile salmon within the Polmaddy Burn in over 25 years of juvenile fish data collection on the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

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