Anglers turn out for Ballantrae competition

Junior Winner was Kerri-Anne Hill from Girvan.
Junior Winner was Kerri-Anne Hill from Girvan.

Bad weather and an algae bloom didn’t spoil the fun as Ballantrae Community Association held it’s annual fishing competition recently.

The weather started out very promising on Saturday, May 23 but the forecast deteriorated as the evening progressed. Although this stopped the fireworks display (which will now make the display on 5th November an even bigger event) it did not stop the anglers turning out.

There were 23 rods in the water and in terms of fish caught this turned out to be the most successful yet. There was fun on the green with a free bouncy castle, free face painting by Suzi Lyle and a BBQ.

The village as always turned out to this ever growing social gathering and a great night was had by all. The evening was rounded off with a bonfire.

Unfortunately the rescue dogs which were scheduled to take place had to be postponed due to an algae problem further up the coast and SEPA couldn’t guarantee it hadn’t reached Ballantrae.

The beautiful dogs did however make an appearance and enjoyed all the attention. This will be rescheduled when the all clear is declared and we will keep everyone informed as to the date.

Ballantrae Community Association would especially like to thank Robert McIlwraith who has organised this event since 2010 and all the people who helped with the organising.

The Senior winner of the Competition was Edward Graham from Saltcoats and the Junior Winner was Kerri-Anne Hill from Girvan.