Fishing for Heroes at Thrunton
|Coach Lucy Bowden with Paul West, a Fishing for Heroes angler at Thrunton.
played host to anglers from the Fishing for Heroes charity, who had a good fishing session - assisted by Lucy Bowden and Andy
Richmond - and lunch in the lodge. Paul West landed a well-conditioned rainbow of 7lb 9oz. Fishery report.
|Lesley Johnston prepares to return a 4lb rainbow to Chatton Lake.
|Fishery owner Ali Brown helps Lesley Johnston land her 4lb rainbow.
Lesley brings a hard-fighting 4lb
trout to net
CHATTON Ladies Angling Club had a good session at the fishery, with Lesley Johnston from Chirnside landing and releasing a hard-fighting
rainbow of approximately 4lb from Chatton Lake.
Dawn Dixon from Ashington netted a good rainbow on a self-tied Dawson’s Olive and most of the members caught
on the day, either on buzzers or black lures.
The club’s next meeting has been switched from Saturday, December 12 to Sunday, December
20. Members to meet at the lodge at 9.30am. Fishery report.
|Photograph: George Macintyre
|Bedroom view from Kentraw Farmhouse: Sunrise over the Paps of Jura.
An ideal base for fishing on Islay
ON A recent trip
to Islay, I was fortunate enough to stay at Kentraw Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast in Bruichladdich, which is run by Donald James (DJ) MacPhee and his wife, Isabel, writes George Macintyre.
Having spent many nights in hotels and B&Bs
throughout my career, it was a pleasant surprise to find that Kentraw “does what it says on the tin”. What you
see on the website, is what you get. What the site cannot convey, however, is the genuine warmth of the welcome, the luxury
of the beds and the liveliness of end-of-day banter as guest and hosts swap details of what has been seen and where.
dozens of lochs on the island, many of which are accessible to Kentraw guests, with the B&B able to organise fishing permits
and provide packed lunches. Boatmen and guides for a day on the hill lochs can also be booked and rods and reels provided.
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