Beauly Angling Club Newsletter January 2020 Fellow Anglers, here is our first Newsletter of 2020 with important dates and instructions about parking for the Opening Celebration and reminding those of you who have NOT paid for your Permit yet that you can get your Permit form from either Wendy Harpe or myself. Second I am reminding you that the season starts on Tuesday February 11th ,and you must have got your Permit to fish the Beauly, also those of you who would like a day with the Downie syndicate can ask me if I have any spare slots for this part of the river that we have from the 11th Feb to the 28th March. Next, The Opening Celebration which is on Saturday 15th February starting at 11am, will once again be at the Downie Beats Fishing Hut which is situated approx. half a mile up the track which runs beside the river from the Lovat Bridge. To get there by car, coming from the Beauly side of the Lovat Bridge turn right at the traffic lights and follow the lane down to the river-side, then follow the track to the Fishing hut where there is parking for about 8/9 cars. Those of you who like a good walk and are a member of BAC and have the combination for the clubs parking area by the Lovat Bridge can access that. There is room for about 4 cars. There will be warm Sausage rolls Clootie cake, shortbread, hot and cold drinks non-alcoholic as well as the Glen Ord Malt provided by the Distillery. A piper to lead us to the river side for our Chair-Person Wendy Harpe to bless the river with a drop of Malt All provided FREE by the club. We hope to have the Press and Journal there to take some photos and report the event for the following Mondays edition, anyone taking their own photos would be helpful if they could send one or two of their best ones to Dave Sellers/Paul Summerlin via an email so they can put on the Web site or sent to the Highland News /North Star. Junior Fishers, Yorky and Wendy sent our Juniors Xmas cards and renewal forms and Wendy reports that she has already received several filled in forms! I must also mention that Julia Leslie is now joining as an Intermediate so she is our first Junior graduate, well done Julia. It was decided at the latest Committee meeting that we would hope to start the Juniors fishing days at Orrin or Tarvie around the end of April depending on weather. Karl Brocklehurst has received notification that he is now a qualified Angling Scotland Coach Level 1 – this includes Duty of Care for young members at fishing venues. Karl is also proposing to lead sessions on Saturdays specifically for our young fly fishers. Fliers: you might have spotted some Fliers around the Beauly area these were produced by committee member Hamish Young and are there to try to “Catch the attention” of possible new members who may not have a computer and who don’t know who to speak to about joining the club. Tight Lines to you all for 2020 from David Sellers.