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Holywood Trust support the Fishing for the Future project


The Holywood Trust joined us on the Marr Burn to find out more about the Fishing for the Future project that they are supporting.  Pupils from Wallace Hall Academy were carrying out a survey of the Marr Burn to determine its productivity.  This involved carrying out an electrofishing survey where a good number of salmon and trout fry and parr were captured along with three lovely silver smolts about to head out to sea.  These sessions have been designed to introduce young people to the aquatic environment and give them the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including conducting environmental surveys, learning how to fish and visiting a commercial fishery.  It is the aim of the NCFT to increase environmental awareness and the importance of sustainability.

Holywood Trust presenting NCFT with a cheque for the Fishign for the Future Project

Holywood Trust presenting NCFT with a cheque for the Fishign for the Future Project

The Holywood Trust presented the Nith Catchment Fishery Trust with a cheque for £14,000 towards the delivery of this project over its two year span.  During that time we anticipate to deliver the project to over 500 participants and we are well on the way to achieving that with over 350 young people having taken part since November 2013. We would like to thank the staff and Directors of the Holywood Trust for their support and we hope that they will join us again in future sessions. Any schools or groups that would like to take part next year should contact the Project Officer, Emily Iles at trust@river-nith.com.

One of the smolts found in the Marr Burn - Wallace Hall Academy Session 4

One of the smolts found in the Marr Burn – Wallace Hall Academy Session 4

This project is being part financed by Axis 4 of the European Fisheries Fund 2012-13 programme and the Holywood Trust and supported by the Nith District Salmon Fishery Board, the Solway Firth Partnership, Dalswinton Estate, Drumlanrig Estate and Douglas Hall Fisheries.

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