Glenda Powell has some great news for younger anglers interested on getting into fishing…
The river Blackwater has been up and down in levels since the season opened on 1st February. We have had a few people fishing in the last two weeks and had a successful Skagit course on the 2nd. The river is slowly coming into wadable height for the first time, and we would be expecting our first salmon of the year very soon.
This year is the International Year of the Salmon and here at Blackwater Salmon Fishery we are passionate about salmon and we strongly believe that if our salmon are to have a future we need to have anglers on the water in the future. To help achieve this we must encourage young people to become involved in our sport.
In order to help this happen we will be hosting a ”Young Persons Day” which promises to be both an educational and fun filled introduction to fishing. We will be talking about, Safety around water, The life cycle of the Salmon, Why clean water is important to us and the fish and we will have a BBQ and try fishing.
The day is the 22nd June and to book a space on this day please contact me. Any older person who would like to come and help on this day is also welcome to contact me and we will put on a few extra sausages and burgers on the BBQ.
We look forward to a busy year ahead and look forward to seeing you somewhere soon.
Sláinte an bhradáin (Health of the Salmon Upon You)