Eilidh’s catch takes the trophy

Eilidh Craig shows off the trout she caught at the Brechin Angling Club's annual ladies competition. (Picture by Adam Ryndycz).

Eilidh Craig shows off the trout she caught at the Brechin Angling Club's annual ladies competition. (Picture by Adam Ryndycz).

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Ladies were out to show the men how it was done when they took part in the annual ladies competition at the Brechin Angling Club.

The competition and barbecue day, which was held at Loch Saugh on Sunday, saw wives, partners, girlfriends, daughters, in fact any long-suffering member of the fairer sex with a connection to an angler, taking part in a contest to give them an insight into the reason why their men do not always come home with fish.

That said, the ladies showed the men how to do it.

This year, to the delight of all, 12 year-old Eilidh Craig won with two trout weighing in at 1.60lbs.

She could have had three trout but proud dad Kenneth lost another at the bank in his excitement and enthusiasm in his attempts to land it for her.

Eilidh, the granddaughter of Jock Craig, himself an accomplished angler having fished for Scotland in international competitions, will receive her trophy at the club’s a.g.m.

Brechin Angling Club, the second oldest angling club in Scotland having been formally constituted in 1875, would like to ensure that its long and proud tradition is contined.

A spokesperson for the club said: “For the club to continue junior members are required and applications from young Brechiners of either gender are invited.

“The club has qualified instructors, rods, reels and flies to ‘try before you buy’ and every assistance and encouragement will be given.”

Any junior (up to age 18) wishing for more information or to try fishing should contact abrechiner@yahoo.co.uk

Eilidh Craig shows off the trout she caught at the Brechin Angling Club’s annual ladies competition. (Picture by Adam Ryndycz).