West Sutherland Fisheries Trust

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WSFT is now registered with the Paypal Giving Fund adding us to the eBay charities list. Please look for us when buying and selling on eBay or add us as your favourite charity as every little helps!

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Latest News

2016 reports now available

Reports from the electrofishing surveys and sweep netting programme are  now available here



A map is available showing the NWDSFB primary fishery catchments by the revised category system. Please check it to ensure you are abiding by the law when fishing in these areas.


Set in the North West of Scotland, the area covered by the West Sutherland Fisheries Trust is comprised predominantly of rock and water - giving a pristine environment and outstanding wild salmonid fishing.  The West Sutherland Fisheries Trust (WSFT) is a registered charity (SC24426) established in 1996 to maintain and restore native fish populations. The Trust area extends from the Hope in the north to the Garvie in the south and covers all catchments flowing west. The very distinct landscape is made up of some of the oldest rocks in the world and is famous for its geology. At present the environment is relatively unspoilt with few non native invasive species.

Protecting all fish species in west Sutherland

Events: What’s hot and what’s not in West Sutherland…

We have received a donation from Highland Field Sports Fair Ltd. and would like to say a big thank you, all donations are greatly appreciated and help towards our work in and around the local freshwater environment.


Netting has finished for this season. Many thanks to all our willing helpers, old and new. If you would like to get involved for the 2017 season please get in touch. Special thanks to Charles and Andrew Marsham for the many years in assisting with the Polla Estuary Nettings, and best of luck with your new  ventures. You will be missed!

Public Shows

We had a great time at all the shows and fairs in 2016, that’s us finished for the winter now. Thanks to all who helped out this year, we look forward to 2017.

Length/weight conversion tables



Postcode Local Trust is a grant giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. WSFT received £4985 from the trust to enable us to carry out our freshwater pearl mussels education and habitat project.

www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk www.postcodelottery.co.uk