Newtonhill Scouts enjoy evening being taught fishing

Newtonhill Scouts enjoy some fishing
Newtonhill Scouts enjoy some fishing

A Mearns-based scout group joined a north-east fishing group as part of a ‘fun evening’ teaching them the basics of the sport.

Newtonhill Scouts accompanied fishers by the River Dee for an evening.

One of the fishers, Ross Macdonald, told the Leader: “We recently had a very enjoyable evening in the company of Newtonhill Scouts.

“The boys and leaders joined us at CHAP’s wonderful fishery at Drumoak to try their hand at fly fishing for trout.

“The boys had a fantastic time and each of them went home with a lovely trout.”

Mr Macdonald also passed on his gratitude to the hosts of the evening.

“A big thank you to CHAP for once again letting us use their facilities,” he said. “The boys were helped by several Dee ghillies, Scott Macfarlane from Olvis, one of our board members and a beat owner, who also had a fantastic time sharing their knowledge with the next generation.

He also encouraged other groups to get involved.

“If any groups in the area are interested in trying fishing, get in touch at and we will see what we can do,” he said.