Upper Clyde Angling Protective Association is the oldest Angling Association in Scotland that i’m aware of.
In fact yesterday they were celebrating being existence for 130 years – here is to our own UAAA making a hundred thirty in the years ahead.
Happy Birthday UCAPA……
Hats off to the organisers of the event who did a marvellous job of making it a most memorable day. There must have been a lot of hours & blood sweat & tears into making it all come together.
Munro Reid & Hywel Morgan spoke highlighting the need to get youth into angling as like many sports & pastimes in the UK many clubs have ageing memberships & committees. Without the youth coming into the clubs to replace them. Take a kid fishing this year please and breed a few more Munro Reids & Wullie Weirs to populate and support our clubs into the future.
There was a casting event for the kids too – with a fantastic prize of a full fly angling outfit donated by event sponsors Daiwa Sports the Fishing Tackle manufacturer based locally in Wishaw.
The day was not spoiled by the weather…..
The fishing season was opened with casting a quaich of Whisky into the river by UCAPA’s oldest member – a member for all of 65 years. Then the traditional first cast again by the same gent & the Salmon season was open for 2017……
The Popinjay Hotel was a fantastic host with lots of Bacon Rolls & Coffee for the assembled crowd – there was a great raffle with lots of excellent prizes – there was even a days fishing for two on Glengavel Reservoir donated by the UAAA.
Well done UCAPA – Happy Birthday.