ANGLING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The Fishery is for obvious reasons (business and community) keen to encourage young people to get out and enjoy the outside environment - and to put something on the table. We have generous discounts for young people (they are free with an adult) and when two people between the ages of 16 and 18 go fishing it is the same price as a single adult. We also endeavour to ensure that young people get fair access to weekend boats. In additon we have the young persons club night, the Cormorants, administered by Alisdair Mair and assistants on Tuesday nights during the summer (fly tying in the winter). All coaches and helpers are suitably qualified and have had the relevent checks and the cost is minimal. The Youth National takes place on the Lake during the last weekend in October. The Lake was host to the Youth International in 2011 and there were 5 Menteith Cormorants in the National Team.
Young Persons Fly Fishing and Coaching. Lake of Menteith – Season 2012
Evening classes (fly tying etc) run through the winter period from Nov till April. Fishing starts on the first Tuesday in May, when the nights get longer.
Tuition is given freely in all aspects of fishing and boat handling from our suitably qualified and experienced ex National Champion and SANA level three coach. All assistant boat persons (aka ghillies) are qualified to Scottish Anglers Leader Award standard and have been vetted, and hold disclosure Scotland Certificates.
The fishing permits and boat hire are heavily discounted [maximum of £5 per evening per individual]. All fishing is by boat which takes place weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6 till 9.30 pm from 1st May till end of August. The club currently has 10-12 members but we are looking to extend membership to a maximum of 20 persons. Tackle and equipment is available on loan during initial stages. Life jackets are provided.
Next time you are in the area drop in to the Port of Menteith and have a look around the fishery.
Hope to see you soon .
Alisdair Mair Licensed SANA coach.