A worthy winner

A Hertfordshire man who has made Inverness his home has been awarded Inverness Angling Club’s Angler of the Year Shield. When he retired from work as a freelance carpenter, specialising in constructing conference settings, James Emery headed north to pursue his love of salmon fishing. 

“I first fished the River Ness in 2018 and have come to love the river, the area and the local people,” says James. “But the travel back and forth was getting too much so I took up residence in 2019.”

Club president Alex Elliott explained that the trophy, which comes with complimentary membership for 2021, was awarded annually to the individual who most reflected the spirit of the club.

“In the relatively short time he has been with us, James has become a very committed member. He is always ready to get involved and has spent many hours helping to maintain the river banks. And wherever he goes on the river he will collect and re-cycle litter, setting a great example for us all.”

Committed: James Emery with the Angler of the Year Shield


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