Whiteadder club’s introduction day for keen young fly fishers

Whiteadder angling association who are hostinf another childrens "introduction to fly fishing" day
Whiteadder angling association who are hostinf another childrens "introduction to fly fishing" day

FOLLOWING the success of their first ‘Introduction to Fly Fishing’ Day for youngsters, the Whiteadder Angling Association have planned another to be held later this month.

Brian Turner of the Whiteadder Angling Association said: “The first, free event earlier this year was a great success, so much so that we are holding a second event on Saturday, August 27, again at the Whinney Loch near Coldingham owned by Dr Ted Wise.

“Once again this free day is open to all kids between the ages of 10-16 and we have 12 spaces available for those interested. We will try and give preference for those who missed out the first time around.”

Brian explained that the day will cover health and safety, fly casting, fly life identification and of course fly-fishing.

He added: “Last time every one of the girls and boys caught at least one Rainbow Trout and were hopefully hooked on the sport.

“We have joined forces with our neighbours in the Berwick Angling Association who are kindly sponsoring the day too and in addition we will have the expert services of Robbie Bell from the Gamefair Tackle Shop in Berwick and Kenny Galt the Tweed Biologist at Drygrange.

“We are looking forward to working with another group of youngsters keen to learn about the art of fly-fishing.”

Applications from interested parties should be made to Robbie Bell, by phone on 01289 305119 or email robbie@gamefair-flyfishing.net to get on the list.