On January 1, 2000 Penwhapple Fishing Club held its first New Years Day competition and it has been held every year since. This year 12 members braved the elements.
With the water level being lower than normal due to the ongoing work of re-routing the reservoir overflow and high winds and squally showers fishing conditions were far from ideal. The rainbow trout must have decided to have the day off but Ronnie Kennedy landed a nice brown trout which was quickly released.
The club would like to thank Mrs Stark and family as well as the River Doon Trout Company for their generous support of the event.