Alba Game Fishing’s Free Children’s Fishing Event

Written by: Isobella Ash

Here at Orvis, we want everyone to fall in love with fly fishing just as we have, making memories on the water, with likeminded people, in beautiful surroundings. To make planning a world-class fly-fishing adventure like this easier, we created the Orvis-Endorsed Program. The Orvis endorsement ensures that you will encounter unparalleled service, respect for natural resources, and experienced, professional staff.  With Orvis as your guide, you can rest assured that your next fly-fishing adventure will be one to remember.

We love supporting our guides, especially when they create events that aim to inspire young people to take up the sport we all love. Alba Game Fishing, an Orvis Endorsed Guide service in Scotland, are doing just that. They are inviting youngsters between 7 and 14 years, to The Whinney Loch, Coldingham Borders, for a free day of fly fishing on Sunday 15th March. The day will run from 10am until 4pm, but there are 12 places up for grabs that will go on a first come first serve basis so be quick, or you’ll miss out!  

The best part about this event is that there are absolutely no hidden costs. The equipment and safety goggles will be provided as well as a hot lunch for everyone including parents if they wanted to join them. There is ample parking, free refreshments and hot soup as well as bread and pastries from our local bakery Bostock Bakery in North Berwick.

Alba’s team of guides will help youngsters get familiar with the sport of fly fishing and will hopefully result in catching their first fish. There will also be some prizes for the best anglers, however each participant will receive a certificate for taking part in the day as memento. 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

Alba Game Fishing are one of Scotland’s largest and longest established providers of fishing experiences throughout Scotland. They 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 riverside lunches, transport, accommodation and vacation planning. So you know you are in safe hands. Their 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.

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 young

Founder Stewart Collingswood

The first 12 subscribers will secure a place on this day so register for the event now on: and click here to learn more about Alba Game Fishing on their website:

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