24th October, 2014.

Dumfries family fishing and education day

As part of the Nith Catchment Fishery Trust’s Fishing for the Future project; a project that aims to raise awareness of local fisheries by using the life cycle of Atlantic salmon to demonstrate the connectivity between the freshwater and marine environments and how the sustainable harvesting of fish, from recreational angling and commercial fisheries, is important to the rural economy and health of local communities. The project is multi-faceted which delivers a series of structured sessions that target 30 groups of all ages and one-off events. The structured sessions are specifically for groups are made up of participants from primary and secondary schools, Young Person’s Support Service and the Youth Justice Service and other interested participants.

Today Borderlines worked closely with NCFT staff to provide a Family Fishing and Education day providing an introduction to basic fishing skills including fly and bait casting for youngsters and families day in Dock Park, Dumfries.

There were casting lessons for beginners, casting clinics for more experience anglers, mini casting competitions, fun games for youngsters and an insight into the aquatic life of the river Nith for all those taking part.