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.

Protecting all fish species in west Sutherland

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

2017 was an interesting year with some very wet weather; great for the fishing but not so much the fieldwork. We managed to carry out electro-fishing surveys in a good number of catchments in spite of this, as well as smolt trapping, sweep netting, habitat surveys, monitoring/management of INNS, and we also have new projects we’d like to get off the ground. The 2018 Annual Review will be available soon. In the meantime, we wish you all  the best for 2018!

Netting and Public Shows

Watch this space for sea trout sweep netting dates beginning at the end of March (river level dependent), and come along and get involved! A massive thanks to all our volunteers for their help and enthusiasm last season.

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

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.