Over that last couple of weeks we have been running the fifth “Fishing for the Future” session where we take our school groups out fishing.
This year we have run these sessions at our new facilities at Blackwood Pond and at Farthingbank Loch on Drumlanrig Estate.
This is a very popular day with angling instructors from Borderlines and staff from the Nith District Salmon Fishery Board teaching the pupils how to fish for rainbow trout using different methods, including fly, worm and spinning.
It was wonderful to see so many children enjoying their day fishing and to see so many successfully catching a fish.
The pupils were given the choice to release the fish or to take it home to eat. They were then shown how to prepare their catch for cooking and given the chance to try a sample of a few we cooked on the BBQ for them. Yum!
Thank you to everyone who donated fishing for the project and to all of our funders. This project is funded by the Holywood Trust, Tesco Bags of Help and Misses Robinson’s Trust.