Too much colour results in grayling getting away

Anglers being briefed before the Scottish Rotary National Grayling Fishing Competition, run by Jedburgh Rotarians and held last Saturday on the River Teviot, began
Anglers being briefed before the Scottish Rotary National Grayling Fishing Competition, run by Jedburgh Rotarians and held last Saturday on the River Teviot, began

The Scottish Rotary National Grayling Fishing Competition, run by Jedburgh Rotarians, was held last Saturday on the River Teviot.

There were 21 entries, including three juniors from Earlston Grammar School Fishing Club.

With yet more rain than forecast, the river had risen on Friday evening, but was dropping fast on Saturday, so it was decided to go ahead with the event. Unfortunately there was quite a lot of colour to the water, so despite heroic efforts to catch some grayling, no fish were recorded as caught. A key part of Rotary is fellowship and during the day many new friendships were made, including one angler all the way from the United States of America.

Everyone finished at the Carters Rest in Jedburgh for soup and a roll. Event organiser Ian Davis thanked everyone for either taking part or helping with the organising, and was pleased to announce that £250 had been raised for the Rotary charity.

In the photograph (courtesy of Charlie Brownlow) Ian is seen briefing competitors before the start of fishing.