About Wester Ross Fisheries Trust
Wester Ross Fisheries Trust (WRFT) was established in 1996 in response to the need for solutions to fisheries problems and to improve the management of wild fisheries.
While the majority of the Trust's work to date has focused on migratory fish species such as salmon and sea trout, the Trust has also undertaken scientific research on a range of other freshwater fish species, notably brown trout, char and lamprey. There are a number of factors in the freshwater and marine environment that have impacted wild fish populations in the region. Wester Ross Fisheries Trust works closely with local fishery proprietors and landowners, anglers, government agencies and other non-government organisations to restore fisheries through improved management. The Trust currently employs one full-time biologist and several part-time assistants. Their primary role is to develop science-based solutions to fisheries problems through the collection, provision and exchange of detailed information.
This website presents an overview of some of the Trust's work to "conserve, restore and develop healthy and productive fisheries within Wester Ross" with links to information about current activities and recent reports.
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WRFT Newsletter 24 November 2008
WRFT Newsletter 24 with summary of juvenile fish surveys summer '08, trustee news, loch surveys and Tournaig trap catches. Posted: 20/11/2008 (1.81MB)
WRFT Review July 2012
This is the latest 'annual review' which covers work carried out during the 2011 field seson, and includes sections on juvenile fish surveys, salmon catches, sea trout sampling (and sea lice), arctic charr, interviews with herring fishermen, and WRFT schools based project. Posted: 04/07/2012 (1.83MB)
WRFT Review May 2009
Wester Ross Fisheries Trust Annual Review, May 2009. Posted: 19/05/2009 (4.82MB)
WRFT Review May 2010
This annual review present a summary of the work of the Trust over the year 2009 to 2010 including surveys of juvenile fish, sea trout in the sea, invasve non-native species, catch records, and a range of fisheries management and education projects. Posted: 17/05/2010 (5.52MB)