Alba Game Fishing are staging a free fishing day for youngsters on Sunday 15th March at The Whinney Loch, Coldingham, Scottish Borders. 10am start until 4pm.
There are 10 places up for grabs and Alba’s team of guides will introduce the young people to the sport of fly fishing and hopefully help them catch their first fish. The first 12 subscribers will secure a place. Age group 7 years to 14 years.
The venue, Whinney Loch, is one of the best places for teaching beginners to fish. It has a wooden fishing bothy facing the water, and lunch will be supplied. Parents are welcome to come along on the day too. We’ll provide lunch for everyone. There is ample parking and parents are welcome to come along, there will be free refreshments and hot soup for lunch and bread and pastries from their local bakery Bostock Bakery in North Berwick.
The children will learn the following skills:
1. An introduction and overview of fly fishing
2. Which lines and flies to use
3. How to make up a rod and attach the reel and line – knots, types of fly
4. Learn to cast – Roll Cast – Overhead casts
5. How to play, and land a fish and release without damaging the fish or any handling
Each participant will receive a certificate and there will be prizes for the best anglers.
The event will be run by Alba Game Fishing guides who all have current Disclosure Certification and first aid.
All equipment and safety glasses will be provided. To register for this event, please visit.
Short summary of Alba Game Fishing
“Alba Game Fishing are one of Scotland’s largest and longest established providers of fishing experiences throughout Scotland. We have a team located throughout Scotland, who specialise in a variety of species. We organise luxury fishing breaks and vacations which mix fishing and touring, mainly for an overseas market. Established in 2004, Alba are Orvis Endorsed and enhance the trips with add-ons like pro-photography, cooked river side lunches, transport, accommodation and vacation planning”
Founder Stewart Collingswood “We are in our 15th year and every year we support various charities. This year I wanted to encourage some complete beginners to the sport. To show youngsters some of the magic of fly fishing that enraptured me and my team when we were boys”
Visit their website to learn more about Alba Game Fishing.