(Last updated: Friday 11th March)
The Cree and Bladnoch are both open to salmon fishing and are the two rivers most likely across Galloway to produce spring salmon. On a good year, the Minnoch (tributary of the Cree) normally produces better numbers of spring salmon from around mid-April. Anglers on both rivers have been producing well mended kelts but no fresh spring salmon yet that we have heard of.
Following the recent Scottish Government announcement on Conservation Limits - all salmon must be returned unharmed to the river throughout the entire fishing season across all Galloway Rivers. Legislation on this will come into force from April 1st 2016.
The River Cree Hatchery and Habitat Trust are offering a trophy to the angler who catches the first Cree salmon this spring.