Ladies take to the Ness

Incessant rain failed to dampen the spirits of the ‘Ladies who Fish’ on a visit to the River Ness today (August 31). Organised by Inverness Angling Club and FishPal in aid of the Highland Hospice, the event attracted 14 ladies from as far apart as Fort William Inverness, Newcastle and Edinburgh. 

On hand with support were members and coaches of Inverness Angling Club, together with world Speycasting champion Scott Mackenzie and instructors Frank Durdle and David Mateer. Rising water led to an early finish, of safety grounds, with no fish caught. But the ladies enjoyed being introduced to the mysteries of angling knots and tying flies in the shelter of the Hospice building. The day raised £1,060 for hospice funds.

Little Isle: FishPal's Ann Woodcock goes for salmon

Mill Stream: Lady and ghillie

Happy bunch: The umbrella keeps Chris dry

Tips: Frank introduces essential knots

Skills: David gives tying tips

Worthwhile: A good day raised valuable funds


Inverness Angling Club

Ness Walk

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