THE Salmon fishing seasons are now open on both the Cree and Bladnoch – the two Galloway rivers that still support an early running component to their salmon stock.

And as always, anglers are being urged to return all salmon caught up until the first of June and this practice has been made mandatory on the River Cree this season.

Galloway Fisheries Trust will be supporting anglers’ efforts by rewarding them with a side of smoked salmon as a joint collaboration with Pinneys of Scotland (Part of the Seafood Company) who have been sponsoring the rewards scheme for the last eight years.

Increased effort has been made in recent years towards protecting valuable spring salmon stocks.

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