Provost makes our day!

Over 60 anglers attended the River Ness opening ceremony organised by Inverness Angling Club today (Friday, February 1) - the best opening day gathering for many years. Although extremely reluctant to do so, David Traill of Grahams of Inverness was finally persuaded to carry out the traditional ‘blessing of the water’ by throwing some very fine whisky into the river! 

Club president Graham MacKenzie then invited City of Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael to take the first cast of the season, which she made with considerable style. On a bitterly cold day, the tea, coffee and bacon rolls provided by sponsors Holm Mills Shopping Village were especially welcome.

Procession: Provost Helen Carmichael, accompanied by president

Graham MacKenzie and David Traill, lead anglers to the river

Accomplished: Provost Carmichael makes the first cast of the season

Leading ladies : The Provost is joined by Tracy Stronach (left),

daughter Cheyenne (right) and Graham MacKenzie


Inverness Angling Club

Ness Walk

Email Contact

Drop us an email and we'll respond to all inquiries as soon as possible.