Fishing Demonstrations, Competitions & Clinics
Galloway Country Fair’s fishing programme spans the entire weekend with competitions, casting demos and clinics, expertly delivered by Borderlines.
If you enjoy fishing, it’s well worth entering one of our competitions over the weekend, with £600 worth of prizes to be won.
Individual Fly Casting Accuracy Competition
In the individual fly casting accuracy competition, entrants will have to cast to three targets set at different distances from the the bank. Competitors will attempt to score as many points as they can by casting the fly at each of the three targets in turn, as many times as possible within the three minute time limit.
Family Fly Casting Competition (for teams of two or more people)
The family fly casting competition is for teams of two or more people and competitors will have to cast to three targets set at different distances from the the bank. Competitors will attempt to score as many points a they can by casting the fly at each of the three targets in turn, as many times as possible within the three minute time limit. Team members must change over after each scoring cast; one team member making the first scoring cast another team member making the second scoring cast and so on. The winner will be the team to have scored the most points within the time limit.
Borderlines AAPGAI qualified instructors will be providing fly casting demonstrations each day, so you wish to learn more about fly casting or want to gain some tips, come down to the loch and watch the experts. All of our instructors will hold a question and answer session following their demonstration so don’t be frightened to ask questions.
After watching the demonstrations you might like to try some of the casts yourself or gain some tips and tuition. So if you are struggling with any aspects of your fly fishing, would like to iron out any faults or bad habits, or perhaps just want to add a metre or two to your casts, then have some tuition with one of our expert Advanced Association of Game Angling Instructors in our casting clinics which will be taking place throughout the day. If you have a busy schedule at the show and don’t want to miss anything you can pre-book your preferred time slot each day – just see Chris on the Borderlines stand in the Nith Catchment Fishery Trust Tent.
The Casting Clinics run throughout both days and for adults you can have 20 minutes expert tuition for £10 and juniors of 16 years and under it costs £2 for 10 minutes.
Come to the Borderlines stand and have a chat with Chris Bowman about Borderlines work delivering angling programmes to schools and the local community. The young and the young at heart might also like to try catching a fish and may be win a prize in Borderlines “Flounders” game 3 goes for £1; with a whole range of fishing tackle and sweetie prizes. All money raised goes towards getting young people, the disabled and those from deprived backgrounds involved in angling.
Interested in fishing at Drumlanrig?
Pop along to the Buccleuch Ghillie Tent and have a chat with River Manager, Scott Kerr, and Jim Henderson of the Nith District Fishery Board who will be on hand to talk you through fishing on Drumlanrig’s rivers and lochs. Or you can read more about fishing at Drumlanrig here.