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Mitchell Trophy Claimed

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With conditions looking good yesterday Steve Watt ventured out for a cast and was rewarded with two superb fish on the fly: the first at 21lbs was caught on Pitlochry bank in the morning and a second at 12lbs was landed on Port-na-Craig bank in the afternoon. As the first fish caught on the fly by a club member Steve also wins the Mitchell Trophy – well done. Fishing conditions continue to look ideal and hopefully this will encourage more to head out for a cast.

Steve Watt wins the Mitchell Trophy with a superb fish of 21lbs caught on fly from Pitlochry bank yesterday morning!


Living as I do at the foot of Birnam Glen, and loving nothing better than a walk with the dog on quiet tracks and trails in beautiful surroundings, it's hard to tell you just how lucky I feel to live in this part of the world.

Over the years that I've lived here I've seen all manner of Scottish wildlife in and around Birnam Glen, discovered ancient lost paths, the hidden picnic spots of the Victorians, found a forgotten waterfall, sledged down the entire length of the hill with the kids, marvelled at those taken part in the annual running event, tracked down bronze age rock carvings and iron age hillforts... and on it goes.

So this is my homage to a tiny corner of Scotland that has so much to give if you're just prepared to look - please come back from time to time to check on my latest piece of of rose tinted, besotted scribblings, which I hope you will enjoy!

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