The Nairn Angling Association had their official Opening ceremony today at the Jubilee Bridge in Nairn where the turnout was very high. The 2020 season was opened by well known River Nairn angler Billy Maitland. Crowds were in awe as not only did he christen the river from the bridge with some malt, but he still managed to make it underneath the bridge before it hit the water. Well done Billy one of the great characters to meet up with on the riverbank 😊
Yet again the first cast was made by young angler Tommy Mcintosh well done to him yet again. There is plenty of water currently in the Nairn and there is more to come but despite that a few kelts have been caught since opening day, good to see that they are all reported to be well mended.
Lets hope for another great season like last where some real quality fish were caught and returned by members. Good luck and tight lines to all club members and visiting anglers who enjoy the great sport to be had on the wee gem of the River Nairn. Not fished it before then give it a try, you may be very surprised just how good it can be.
The new 2020 season is almost upon us permits are now in stock, and available for sale as usual at Pat Frasers. The outwith members should have received their letters. The season opens on Tuesday 11th February with the opening ceremony being held on the Saturday after opening, on the 15th February, at the Jubilee Bridge at 10.00am. It will be performed by committee member Billy Maitland, and a dram will be available as usual, to toast the new season. Big floods during close season has caused some changes so anglers please wade carefully as gravel movement has caused the bottom to change at some wading points. Work parties have been out and some paths have been cleared, and we are getting a digger in, in mid February, to clear Green Road to Hanger path properly.