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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.

 

Latest News

  • A talk about tracking - including a bit on the Laxford tracking project - can be viewed here
  • The notes from the 2019 Ghillies Seminar are now available, click here
  • Wellies & Wildlife, now available from the Trust office and a number of local outlets @ £3
  • The 2019 Annual Review is now available, click here
  • The Third Fishery Management Plan is now available, click here
  • Reports on the electrofishing and sweep netting from 2018 are now available, click here

 

How can you help?

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 !

 

Volunteering

We will have a number of volunteering opportunities coming up over the summer. If you would like to join us then please get in touch. There are opportunities for netting, Invasive Non-native Species control, electrofishing and more.

 

Fancy joining us at the sweep netting? Then get in touch or just come along:

 

The next netting will take place on the 29th - 31st July. Further details to follow or by contacting the Biologist

 

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. Why not come along and join us there.

 

2 & 3 August - Highland Field Sports Fair, Moy

9 August - Assynt Highland Games, Culag Park, Lochinver

 


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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/awardsforallscotland

 

 

 

 

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