The Tweed Foundation’s Christmas Prize Draw for a Sage Salmon rod – in aid of its TweedStart initiative – took place last Friday.
Mr Michael Moore, who has recently joined the Foundation’s Board, made the Draw and the winning ticket was held by Mr David Nisbet of Fountainhall.
Mr Nisbet wins a Sage “Method” 15’ Double-handed Salmon rod; the rod is a top-of-the-range model and Sage’s latest design. We hope it greatly enhances Mr Nisbet’s catch rate on Tweed!
The Draw raised a very creditable net figure of £1,815 for TweedStart, an initiative which focuses on teaching all ages – and especially schoolchildren in the Borders and North Northumberland – to foster an interest in river conservation and fly fishing. The funds from the Draw will be used to support the provision of further schools days at the Roxburghe Ponds facility as well as helping with a new strand to TweedStart: the production of an online resources pack for schools. The resource will be made available, free of charge, to schools to provide teaching materials to fit with the national curriculi both sides of the Border, enabling teachers to base classroom teaching around their local riverine environment. The aim is to increase knowledge and understanding of the River Tweed environment whilst also providing learning opportunities for children by producing easily accessible, comprehensive, fun and education learning materials for teachers using the River as a focus. Work to create this resource will take place in 2016.
Very many thanks to all who took part in the Prize Draw and helped to raise funds to encourage the next generation of anglers on Tweed.