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Fly Fishing for Beginners – Free Day for Youngsters

Free day for beginners to learn to Fly Fish

Alba Game Fishing, an Orvis Endorsed Guide service in Scotland are staging a free fishing day for youngsters on Sunday 15th March at  

Whinney Loch, Coldingham, Borders 10am start – 4pm 

There are 10 places up for grabs and Alba’s team of professional fishing guides will be youngsters get familiar with the sport of fly fishing and hopefully catch their first fish. The first 12 subscribers will secure a place on this day. Age group 7years -14 years

The venue is one of the best to learn Fly Fishing For beginners – a few pics attached below. It has a wooden fishing bothy facing the water, and lunch will be supplied. Parents are welcome to come along on the day too. We?ll provide lunch for everyone. There is ample parking and parents are welcome to come along, there will be free refreshments and hot soup for lunch  and bread from our local bakery Bostock in North Berwick.

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Dad and two sons enjoy catching their first trout

The children will learn the following skills

1. An introduction and overview of fly fishing

2. Which lines and flies to use

3. How to make up a rod and attach the reel and line – knots, types of fly

4. Learn to cast – Roll Cast – Overhead casts

5. How to play, and land a fish and release without damaging the fish or any handling

Each participant will receive a certificate. There will be a few prizes for the best anglers.

Our team of guides can be found here  the event will be run by guides with current Disclosure Certification and there will be 6 first aiders on site.

All the fly fishing equipment, and safety glasses will be provided. 

To register for this event, please visit email

Short summary of Alba Game Fishing

Alba Game Fishing are one of Scotland?s largest and longest established providers of fishing experiences throughout Scotland. We have a team located throughout Scotland, who specialise in a variety of species. We organise luxury fishing breaks and vacations which mix fishing and touring, mainly for an overseas market. Established in 2004, Alba are Orvis Endorsed and enhance the trips with add-ons like pro-photography, cooked river side lunches, transport, accommodation and vacation planning.

Founder Stewart Collingswood “We are in our 15th year and every year we support various charities. This year I wanted to encourage some complete beginners to the sport. To show youngsters some of the magic of fly fishing that enraptured me and my team when we were boys”

To register for this event, please visit email