SOME 21 members of Penwhapple Fishing Club took part in the annual New Year’s Day competition. Although the weather was relatively mild for the time of year, the fish were in short supply. The New Year champion was Jackie Ross whose combination of “Kate McLaren” and “Pheasant Tail Nymph” enabled him to land two nice rainbow trout weighing 6lb 3oz.
The highlight of event was a malt whisky nosing and tasting arranged by club member Barry Cunningham and sponsored by William Grant & Sons. Samples of 12-, 15- and 18-year-old Glenfiddich were available for those who wished to participate.
The club would also like to say a big thank you to Mrs Stark and family for the generous prize donated.