It turned out to be a great day for our first Angling Taster Day. The slightly overcast sky made for good fishing conditions.
Our new Anglers started off the day learning all about fishing and how to cast. It was lovely to see everyone mastering their roll and overhead casts with tuition from Glyn and Roger from Borderlines whilst Clive taught them all about their target species, the rainbow trout.
Pond dipping with Debbie from the Nith Catchment Fishery Trust turned up lots of interesting bugs and beasties from huge leaches to damselfly nymphs and newts!
After lunch everyone got a chance to test their new found skills on the pond where everyone caught a rainbow trout.
Jim, from the Nith District Salmon Fishery Board, then showed them how gut and prepare their fish ready to take home for dinner.
Well done to everyone who took part today, we hope you enjoyed your day and that you’ve become hooked on fishing!
Our next day is on 24th July and places can be booked by emailing Debbie at Trust@river-Nith.com.
We are only able to provide these days free of charge due to the generous grants provided by The Holywood Trust and Nith District salmon fishery Board and the support of fishing proprietors and fisheries up and down the River Nith.
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