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.


Latest News

Riverwoods comes to Kinlochbervie. The John Muir Trust and WSFT are hosting a viewing of this film in Kinlochbervie High School, 13 June at 7.00. This free event is well worth a visit - hopefully see you there.

  • The latest reports - 2021 Electrofishing and Sweep netting, and the 2022 Annual Review are now available on the Publication page.
  • Scourie Primary School recently took part in a SISI project, with help from Media Education, to develop a film about American mink. Congratulations to the pupils for producing an amazing and very informative film, which can be viewed here.
  • Check out the latest video from the West Coast Tracking Project here.
  • Links to more resources added to the page, this time on alien species. Access all learning resources here.
  • Wellies & Wildlife, now available from the Trust office and a number of local outlets @ £3


How can you help?

Have you seen mink in the area? If you do, please let us know where and when.

We are finding increasing amounts of invasive species within our area, if you know of any, be it in your garden or in the wild, please let us know! We are involved in a project to eradicate them before they takes further hold and spreads on to watercourses. 

Mr Clive Halnan has painted 'Gorm Track to Ben Stack'. Available as a print or a card from the Trust or Clive Halnan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), a donation from each sale will go to the Trust.

Help us raise money while you shop. We are now registered with Easyfundraising. Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/.. to register, log in and shop! We get a percentage of your shop value but it doesn’t cost you any more. Please support us.


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 !



If you would like to join us for sweep netting, I can provide waders if you let me know your size. Come along, help out and have a bit of craic. 


The dates for June are: 

Culkein Stoer - 10th @ 10.00

Polla - 29th @ 2.30

Laxford - 30th @ 3.00


All are weather dependent so give us a call or keep an eye on the Website


Dates for the Diary

The Trust organises and participates in a number of outreach events to raise awareness of its work in the local area and promote interest in the freshwater environment. 


We hope to see you at The Moy Country Fair, near Inverness, on 5th and 6th August 2022.

With an events roster that’s bigger and more diverse than ever, the Fair promises a family-friendly day out where you can expect to see a variety of field sports such as, clay pigeon and musket shooting, air rifles, catapults and archery as well as Main Ring activities, children's entertainment, shopping and new food and drink experiences.


We are still waiting to hear about other potential outreach events for 2022. Hopefully we will see you at stalls around the area but safety comes first in all instances







Email : wsft@btconnect.com    Tel : 01971 502259 
Postal Address : WSFT , Gardeners Cottage, Scourie,By Lairg. Sutherland,IV27 4SX.
Charity number : SC024426  Useful Links
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