On the 19th July, members of the Nith Young Anglers Club joined Debbie, Jim and David to learn how to catch sea trout on the River Nith. Buccleuch Estates had kindly donated the middle beat for the Nith Young Anglers to use and Scott Kerr, the River Manager for Buccleuch Estates was on hand to guide some of our more experienced members and show them some of the best bits to fish. This is a lovely section of water near Carronbridge, Thornhill with mowed tracks meandering down the side of the Nith, wild raspberries in the hedges and lots of lovely pools to fish.
Some of our Nith Young Anglers
This allowed them to try out different methods of fishing and also allowed the younger children, who struggle to cast a fly rod, to have a good chance of catching a fish.
Setting up worming tackle with Glyn
This was the biggest catch for day and Rory looked very happy to be taking it home for his tea!
Andrew, caught the largest brown trout at 1.5lb.
Abbie with a lovely brown trout.
Everyone had a great time and as these sessions progress we can really see everyone’s casting techniques improving.
Derek Kelly helping with the fly casting
It is fantastic to see the parents getting so involved as well and we hope that this is what will really make this venture a long term success and that all the knowledge gained from these sessions inspires the whole family go out on fishing trips together.
At the next Nith Young Anglers day we will be sea fishing at Southerness for a mixture of flounder and bass. After that we will be fishing for Rainbow trout at Drum Loch near Dalswinton on the 26th August, Salmon on the Burgh Water in Dumfries on the 16th September, Rainbow trout at Slatehouse Loch on Buccleuch Estate on the 18th October, Grayling on the Nith, location to be confirmed on the 18th November and Pike fishing, location to be confirmed on the 9th December.
The Club has been such a success that we are currently fully subscribed for the rest of the 2017 sessions but are running a reserve list so please contact Debbie at email@example.com if you would like to know more or put your name on the reserves list.
This project is made possible through the kind donation of fishing venues by local fishing associations and landowners, staff time and resources provided by the Nith District Salmon Fishery Trust and Nith Catchment Fishery Trust and grants received from the Holywood Trust, D&G Nithsdale Area Committee and other local funds which pays for top quality angling instruction from Borderlines, equipment and bus travel.