Catching the fishing bug

GET Hooked on Fishing Scotland are proud to present Jack Weir of Kilsyth with his Introduction to Angling Module 1 certificate.

HOOKED:Pictured left to right are Jayson Weir, Heather Lauriston, Jack Weir, Lesley Arkison.

Thirteen-year-old Jack has attended weekly after school-sessions at Magiscroft Fishery in Condorrat. These sessions have included fish care, bait, knot tying and fish anatomy. In one of the sessions he caught 53 fish in under two hours.

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Lesley Arkison, Scottish coordinator of the charity, said: “Jack is the first participant in North Lanarkshire to complete module one and has completed it to a very high standard indeed.”

Level two angling coach Heather Lauriston from Magiscroft Fishery added: “Jack has been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to welcoming him back for module 2 – Peer mentoring.”

Any schools or community groups wishing more information on the programme, please contact Lesley on 07551 906999. Alternatively contact Magiscroft Fishery on 01236 737577.