Argyll Fisheries Trust

"To promote and improve the health of aquatic ecosystems and self sustaining fish populations. To understand the biology and ecology of all freshwater fish species, including those that migrate between fresh and marine waters, their environment and factors that affect them."


About Us

The Argyll Fisheries Trust currently consists of 3 full time and 1 part time staff and a Board of Directors.

Full time Staff

Alan Kettle-White (Senior Fisheries Biologist)

Alan is from Reading. He graduated from the Sparsholt College in 1997, with a BSc Hons Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. Before joining AFT in 1998, Alan had previously worked for the Environment Agency in England. He was promoted to senior fisheries biologist in 1999 and has led the trust to many of its achievements to date. His main interests are restoration and genetics projects.

Graeme Anderson (Biologist)

Graeme completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Aberdeen in 2010 and since then has mainly worked in salmonid research at the University of Glasgow including working closely with fisheries trusts around Scotland. Graeme has previously worked as a seasonal contractor for the trust in the past. Although not much of an angler, he has a great interest in all aquatic environments, marine and freshwater along with their inhabitants and how these can be looked after and enhanced.

Piran Crago (Biologist)

Piran is from Truro (Cornwall), but was brought up in the countryside of Brittany (France). Piran's father introduced him to fishing from a very young age and grew up on the banks of his local Bretton Trout streams, so he naturally became a passionate angler. Piran studied Ecology and Conservation at the Pole de formation de Briace (France), before graduating in 2019 from Sparsholt College, with a Bsc Hons Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. Piran had previously worked for a consultancy (Aquascop) in France. His main interests are River Restoration projects and general Fishery Management surveys.


Part Time Staff

Alyssa Stewart (Administrative Bookkeeper) 

Alyssa is from Glasgow.  She joined AFT in 2017, and is responsible for bookkeeping and administration.  

Board of Directors

Mrs Jane Wright, MBE(Chairman)
Alasdair Reynolds (Vice Chairman)
Tim King (Treasurer) 
Hugh Nicol (Company Secretary)
Roger Brook (Argyll District Salmon Fishery Board, Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland)
Tom Turnbull
Johnny Brown
David Stewart
The Hon Mrs Tuggy Delap
Robert Younger (Fish Legal)
Mark Smith

The Argyll Fisheries Trust holds certain personal data for the purpose of fulfilling its charitable objects as set out in its constitution, which includes the protection of fish and their habitat for the public benefit within its district. We will only pass personal data to third parties without the consent of the data subject where it is necessary for us to do so in support of the fulfilment of our charitable objects.  Data is held subject to our Data Handling Policy. The Trusts responsible officer for the data is Alyssa Stewart and any queries regarding the privacy statement should be directed at her.