Youngsters hooked on a Rotary day out

Jedburgh Rotary Club organised a junior fly-fishing day at The Hass Loch near Carter Bar, thanks to Jedforest Angling Association.
Jedburgh Rotary Club organised a junior fly-fishing day at The Hass Loch near Carter Bar, thanks to Jedforest Angling Association.

Jedburgh Rotary Club organised a junior fly-fishing day at The Hass Loch near Carter Bar, thanks to Jedforest Angling Association.

Almost a dozen youngsters aged between six and 16 took part. Some of them were experienced, but most were trying fly-fishing for the first time, and everyone managed to catch a fish.

Jedburgh Rotary Club organised a junior fly-fishing day at The Hass Loch near Carter Bar, thanks to Jedforest Angling Association.

Jedburgh Rotary Club organised a junior fly-fishing day at The Hass Loch near Carter Bar, thanks to Jedforest Angling Association.

One of the youngsters, Russell Turnbull, caught three fish in quick succession.

Kenny Galt, from the Tweed Foundation’s Trout and Grayling Initiative, took a sample of water and weed from the loch before giving a talk on identifying all the different bugs, beasties and little fish, explaining why they were there and what they were doing in the loch.

Ian Sanford, from Jedburgh Rotary Club, organised the event and made a presentation for the biggest fish of the day. The winner, no surprise to anyone, was Russell, who received a £20 gift voucher, donated by Shaun Twite from Borders Gunroom.

Other Rotarians involved in organising the day were Matt Fleming, John Sharrat, Grant Till and Ian Davis.