Protecting all fish species in west Sutherland









Dr Shona Marshall (Fisheries Biologist)                                  





With a PhD on the Fish Communities of the Humber Estuary, Shona has worked for the Trust since 1996


The Trust is reliant on the good will and financial support of a range of organisations and individuals. Our sincere thanks to all those listed, and to the many individuals who will remain anonymous but have donated time and money to the Trust and its activities and without whom we could not operate.




North & West District Salmon Fishery Board

Reay Forest Estate

Rispond Estate

Scottish Government

Scottish Natural Heritage

Westminster Foundation

Whitley Animal Protection Trust

Assynt Angling Company Ltd

Assynt Angling Club

Brackloch Trust

Crown Estate Commission

Esmee Fairbairn Trust

The Fly Factory

Loch Duart Ltd


Kate Batchelor (Assistant Biologist)

Having previously worked for River Naver Fisheries Kate is new to the Trust and is heavily involved with fieldwork.

Mr Charles Marsham

Mr Don O'Driscoll

Mr David Allison

Mr Nick Joy

Mr Cathel MacLeod

Mr David Davies

Mr Anthony Rawlings

Mr Iain Muir

Mr Andrew Hibbert

Mr Richard Osborne

Mr Angus Davidson


Established in 1996, the Trust works with all stakeholders including proprietors, anglers and regulatory authorities to protect and restore all fish stocks within the area. The stated aim of the Trust is to return salmonid populations to the levels seen in the 1970's through the conservation and protection of fish species in each catchment. This will best be achieved by habitat and fisheries management through the Fishery Management Plan and individual catchment management plans.  The Trust continues to support the use of catch and release as a useful management tool, and by promoting good practice we hope to retain sustainable fisheries, for the benefit of all.

West Sutherland Fisheries Trust

How to help









Rod Catch Statistics

West Sutherland Fisheries Trust

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