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

Notes from the 2017 Ghillies Seminar are now available here

2017 Annual Review now available here

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.


July netting dates and times:

Kyle of Durness: Friday 21st, 2pm

Polla (TBC): Monday 24th, 3pm

Laxford: Tuesday 25th, 3:40pm

Public Shows

2017 is gearing up to be a busy year. Why not come along and say hello:

July 26 - Assynt Fishing Fèis, Glencanisp Lodge

August 4-5 - Highland Field Sports Fair, Moy Hall

August 11 - Assynt Highland Games

Length/weight conversion tables



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.

https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/awardsforallscotla nd