THE 2019 ASSYNT FISHING FEIS WILL TAKE PLACE AT GLENCANISP, LOCHINVER
ON WEDNESDAY THE 31st JULY FROM 10:30 UNTIL 16:30
I decided to start the annual Assynt Fishing Feis (Feis is Gaelic for Festival) to show people that fly fishing was great fun and not the reserve of old men in tweed jackets!
The event has evolved and grown since it was first held in 2015 and is now something that is looked forward to by many people, local residents and visiting tourists. Unfortunately last year it could not take place due to an unexpected littler of eight puppies but this year it is back and with the involvement of some new local community and national organisations.
The event comprises of fun fishing-related games, information, discussions, professional fly tying lessons, qualified fly casting coaching sessions as well as great food and drink available. This year, thanks to The Assynt Foundation, we have the exciting addition of Argo Cat adventure trips! A small token payment for the games is asked and the Argo Cat trips will also be reasonably priced but will require a minimum number of occupants for each trip.
There will be an open fly fishing competition with some amazing prizes - coarse fishing equipment can be used but fly only as bait, as this minimises the harm done to fish. Fish caught can be photographed and released, they need not be kept and killed to count, something that all forward-thinking competitions held in wild fisheries should be offering these days. The open fishing competition is free for under sixteens and just £5 plus fishing permit of £7.50 (if not already held) for adults.