About Us


The Trust is governed by a Board of 15 Directors and a Company Secretary representing a wide range of interests and professions, including anglers, land managers, legal professionals and tourism.

The Trust employees have a range of skills to ensure we can effectively deliver our objectives. Additional field surveyors are employed to help during most summers. Trust staff and Directors sit on various boards and steering groups to assist in delivering our aims and objectives including the Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre, Fisheries Management Scotland, Salmon Liaison Group and the South of Scotland Regional Forest Forum.

Latest News


Opening of Sparling Bridge marks the end of the Saving the Sparling Project

The long awaited Sparling Bridge successfully opened on Saturday 30th November. Crowds gathered either side of the bridge on the sunny afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the new pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting the communities of Minnigaff and Newton Stewart.

New Inner Solway Marine Conservation Zone Designated to Protect Smelt

The Galloway Fisheries Trust is working with Natural England to produce a detailed Smelt Restoration Management Plan for the inner Solway Firth, to be the framework for European smelt (sparling) recovery in designated Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around England and Wales.

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