Ladies Fishing raise £660 Newtyle Beat, River Tay, Scotland
Just arrived back from our first fishing event to raise money for Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland and what can I say but thank you so much to everyone who attended,
The ladies gathered on Sunday evening for a BBQ prepared by coaches Cliff and Paul outside the ghillies hut on Newtyle Beat. Whilst supper was being cooked ladies enjoyed fishing for wild brown trout and casting tuition from Paul little
Day 1 the ladies gathered and enjoyed mugs of coffee before they set off with ghillies and coaches in the boats to the other bank, so they could enjoy casting off their strongest side double speys. As the day progressed the ladies were in the salmon zone and saw the occasional rise and splash of a salmon, though the sun was shining which was not ideal conditions so some ladies carried on fishing till 7.30 and were rewarded when Sarah enjoying playing and landing her first salmon. David one of the ghillie’s gave coaching and explained how to play a salmon. Sarah eventually landed her first salmon to cheers and clapping from the ladies, photo taken quickly and the salmon was carefully placed back into the water by David. Martin Ritchie Head Ghillie said” Sarah caught the last spring salmon caught on Newtyle beat for 2010, well done”
It was then a mad rush to meet up at the Darjeeling Indian Restaurant for supper where we presented Martin and David with signed framed Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies dressed by Paul little for their help and generosity.
Day 2 the ladies were keen to fish the first day of the summer salmon season. We were joined by a gentleman who had paid to fish with us from a charity auction. We enjoyed fishing the entire beat and also had lessons on how to use a spinning rod, something that was new to most ladies. Afternoon Anne hooked her first salmon, great fun, huge thanks to David and again the cock salmon was popped back.
Martin Ritchie said “it’s great having the ladies come to the beat, and even better that Sarah and Anne caught Salmon. Both ladies performed the beat opening in January; we are having a great season.”
Huge thanks to Martin Ritchie who is organising an online auction with over 70 lots. There is something for everyone in the auction from flies to exclusive fishing. Every time I chat with Martin I’m amazed with the response he’s receiving from the fishing industry.
Thanks must also go to Paul Devlin at Glasgow Anglers Superstore for the goody bags he gave to the ladies.
We raised £660, thank you so much to everyone who came and supported us.