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Beginners and experienced anglers are invited to a ladies day at Drumtassie Trout Fishery near Blackridge on Sunday, November 24.

Participants are advised to bring warm clothing and sunglasses as well as a hat after that, you will be in the hands of skilled anglers, some of whom are regulars in the Scotland Ladies Fly Fishing Team.

One of them, Liz McLellan, is one of the organisers and she hopes to encourage those who are swithering to cast a line.

She said: “We know there are lots of women out there that have seen fly fishing and fancied giving the sport a whirl.

“However, they don’t have the equipment or the opportunity and we are providing a platform for them. The cost is £10 and they will be able to use equipment and have instruction. They will also be provided with hot soup and sausage rolls on the day.”

Drumtassie is only yards from the car park to the fishing area and the bothy has a roaring fire.
Liz added: “We’ve not had something like this in the Central Belt and we are keen to see more women angling.

“Obviously, every national team needs fresh blood and we will possibly find somebody who may wish to take it further. So, if you have ever thought about trying fishing now is your chance.”

The date is Sunday, November 24. Fly fishing is from 10am to 2pm and the postcode is EH48 3SW.

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