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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

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 gone from strength to strength, now working across most of Dumfries and Galloway's rivers and still waters including the Border Esk.

Loch Trool

Loch Trool © SW Images

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.

Clatteringshaws Loch

Clatteringshaws Loch © SW Images

Latest News


Kirkcowan Fishing Competition - 13th August 2016
Posted: 14 July 2016

This year's Kirkcowan Fishing Competition will take place on Saturday 13th August

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Anglers - please help us!
Posted: 06 July 2016

GFT have recently started a project to investigate 'grilse error' in rod catches from the Rivers Luce, Bladnoch, Cree and Urr. We are looking for anglers to get involved in the project by collecting a scale sample from their rod caught salmon.

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