“Open Fun Day Report” 16th March 2013

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What a brilliant turn out despite the wintry conditions – well done every body who was tough & daft enough to turn out.

Some of today's hardy competitors.

Some of today’s hardy competitors at Glengavel

It was amazing to see the Trout rise & the flies hatch as it snowed.

Trout Rising In The Snow

Trout Rising In The Snow

Some great catches topped by Davy Learmonths “Brownie” of 4lb 12oz.

Davy's 4lb 12oz early season belter

Davy’s 4lb 12oz early season belter

Tommy had three over 2lbs on one cast – Gordon “Thorny” Thorn had a cracker over 2lbs – Graeme O’Brien had a cracker still to get the photo in. Our own Graeme Hamilton our Pond Convenor & Competition had a couple one a right “fatty” – thanks for organising another great day – great laughs & banter from everybody.

Gordon Thorn's belter a good 2lber

Gordon Thorn’s belter a good 2lber

Graeme's Fatty

Graeme’s Fatty

It was great to have Total Fishing Lanarkshire along today – thanks for the prizes & i know all the anglers appreciated the mobile tackle shop.

Well done - Davy is todays winner of the best fish photo of the day

Well done – Davy is todays winner of the best fish photo of the day

There was a cracking turn out today – don’t have the numbers to hand but there must have been 30.

Todays Crazy Competitors

Today was all about a bit of fun – some social time for our members & guests – it was also about promoting Catch & Release – no fish were killed today & are there to be caught again 😀

Please see Tommy’s fish from the day below –

Tommy's 3 2lbers in one cast

Tommy’s 3 2lbers in one cas

Look at the Tail on this baby
Look at the Tail on this baby

Another cracker caught by Tommy

Another cracker caught by Tommy

Geo had a tour of the UAAA Hatchery & Ponds by our Chairman Wullie Weir – followed by a visit to our “Open Day” had a few casts at Glengavel followed by a wee walk up the Spoutloch Burn to visit the old shooting bothy.

 

Geo takes a walk up the Spoutloch Burn.

Geo takes a walk up the Spoutloch Burn.

Tightlines for the rest of the Trout Season 😀

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