West Sutherland Fisheries Trust

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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.

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Sweep Netting and Public Shows

Watch this space for sea trout sweep netting dates during June (river level dependent), and come along and get involved! A massive thanks to all our volunteers for their help and enthusiasm so far this season.

We’ll also be out and about again this summer at various shows and events, with details posted here as and when.

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Awards for All is a grant giving partnership between the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, Sport Scotland, and Creative Scotland. WSFT has received a grant for £3638, which will help towards our upcoming work at public outreach events.


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