The beginning of July means setting up a fish display at "The Scottish Game Fair". In recent years this has been in the GWCT display area on Fishermans Row but for 2014 space was allocated at the reception desk for casting tuition/casting competitions. It did mean a steady flow of interested parties either just admiring the fish or acknowledging there providence.
Someone was overheard saying that hatchery reared fish could not be produced to the quality of fish in the display tank........unfortunately I wasn’t around at the time to educate the individual or invite them to visit.
The fair was busy on Saturday but had a much lower attendance on both the Friday and Sunday which were showery as per the weather forecast. It was good to meet up with both customers and friends in the wider field-sports sector and indulge in some "retail therapy" - mostly for offspring that take advantage of my good nature during the 3 days "R & R" that Scone provides.
The final few deliveries of fish that were scheduled during July have now been completed. Additional small orders have been received that will be made before the month ends and with all of this year’s fry set up in ponds it will be time to sort out holidays and arrange another live fish display for Stirling Council for the International Angling Festival that they have organised for the beginning of August (8th,9th,10th). Howietoun has agreed to sponsor 2 of the rivers that have provided fishing for this so both the Carron and Devon will receive extra fish prior to the 2 days of competition angling.
Howietoun Stand at the Scottish Game Fair - Retired vet, Richard Collins, from Institute of Aquaculture taking an interest in the fish.