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Following on from our last update on the Fishing For The Future Project from 17th June 2014:

The last session of the Fishing for the Future project aired on ITV news.  The project has been a great success this year with over 300 children from Nithsdale getting the opportunity to discover all about the lifecycle of Atlantic salmon from spawning in the upper tributaries through to its time at sea and returning to the River as an adult to spawn.  They also got the opportunity to try their hand at fishing and visit commercial fisheries on the coast.

This project is being part financed by Axis 4 of the European Fisheries Fund 2012-13 programme and the Holywood Trust.  We would like to thank the following organisations for donating fishing, time or fish for the project: Nith District Salmon Fishery Board, Solway Firth Partnership, Dalswinton Estate, Drumlanrig Estate, Upper Nithsdale Angling Association, Invicta Trout Fish Farm, Caerlaverock Estate and Douglas Hall Fisheries.

ITV Border News Link: Fishing for knowledge: Children learn about marine life in Scotland

 Education never stops. 

We also hosted a Fishing Family Fun Day at Dock Park on the 24th July 2014.  A great day was had by all who attended.  The sun was shining and lots of people turned up to get expert tuition in fly and bait casting and have a go at the fishing game.

Keavy Green won a box of trout flies in the casting competition after impressing the judges with her casting skills.  We also had a tank of wild salmon, trout and some river invertebrates on display.  Thank you to Chris, Clive and Jeff from Borderlines who provided the tuition and Reel’Em’In, who kindly donated the prize for the casting competition.

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