Press release from the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust:
Catch the biggest fish and catch a fantastic angling prize at the Achagour Fly Fishing Competition on Saturday 6th June 2015. Prizes include fishing for a day on the spectacular waters of the River Findhorn at Glenferness and Logie. Or if you feel you still have room for improvement in your casting technique- win a day’s expert tuition with Ian Gordon- a Speycasting Champion.
The competition is being organised by the Findhorn Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust, kindly hosted at the Achagour Trout Fishery. Proceeds from the event will fund the work of the Findhorn Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust in conserving and improving river habitats for salmon and sea trout populations, benefiting all native wildlife and plants.
Registration is now open for adult and junior competitors (age 9 to 16), and costs £25 for adults and £5 for juniors. The competition will run between 10am and 4pm with prizes for the biggest fish and biggest bag caught on the day.
Excellent prizes are on offer for the adult competition including a day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Findhorn at Glenferness and Logie, and on the River Nairn at Nairnside. A day’s casting lessons under Ian Gordon’s expert tuition. The junior competition prize is a gift voucher for £50 for fishing at Achagour Trout fishery and a junior rod donated by the Forres Tackle Shop. We have great raffle prizes ranging from a tour of Benromach Distillery to Highland Military Tattoo tickets.
For those who are new to fly fishing there will be expert coaches on hand to introduce you to the sport and a demonstration of casting techniques.
Places are limited so register early to secure a chance to win an amazing day’s fishing on the Findhorn and the Nairn.
Bob Laughton, Director of the Findhorn Nairn & Lossie Fisheries Trust said:
“Anglers had a great day out last year- with good catches gaining great rewards. The funds raised from this year’s event will be used for researching the numbers of juvenile fish in the River Nairn. This information will help to assess the health of the fish stocks in the river and thus the health of the river itself.”
To register sign up at the Achagour Trout Fishery or contact the Findhorn Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust on 01309 611220. For more information visit the www.fnlft.org.uk website.
The Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust was established in August 2008 and is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The aim of the Trust is to advance the study of and research into salmon and all other native fish and aquatic species within the rivers Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie. The Trust's work plays a vital part in informing each of the three respective Fishery Boards of developments within the rivers and facilitates a scientific based approach to fishery management. The Trust is involved in a wide range of fishery activities including electro-fishing surveys, catch data analysis, and habitat management. It also contributes to Environmental Impact Assessments for large scale developments, e.g. wind farms, flood alleviation schemes, as well as smaller-scale river works such as micro-hydro schemes, bridge replacements etc
Achagour Trout Fishery
Achagour Fishery is a series of man-made lochs extending to some 7 hectares, fed by the Red Burn, and provides the perfect habitat for Brown, Blue and Rainbow Trout. The lochs are open all year on a catch and release basis, with a 4-bag per rod/session available at extra cost. The lower lochs are fly only. For further information contact Stewart 01309 651259 or 07749261230 or Cindy 07835025833