Fly tying and trout league cancelled

Organisers had decided to cancel two annual events run over the winter months in association with Inverness Angling Club.

The Cascade Fly Tying Group, run from mid October to the end of February, has increased in popularity over the last three seasons and regularly attracts from 15 to 20 club members and friends each week. But it has been decided that the classes present a clear health risk - even if government regulations allowed.

Organiser Alan Scott explained: “The nature of coaching fly tying skills makes it impossible to meet social distancing regulations. We will keep the situation under review and look to re-starting the classes if regulations permit.”

Also cancelled is the annual Winter Trout League, which has been held at the Achagour Trout Fishery for the last 11 years. But cancellation is not related to Covid-19.

IAC president and league organiser Alex Elliott said: “It is extremely disappointing but participation in the league has fallen over the last couple of years. Having taken soundings from previous participants it seems that interest continues to fall. Anyone who facies continuing competitive fishing may wish to enter the league run by the team at Achagour.”


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