Tomorrow is Countryman Fairs Lowther Show weekend, a couple of days that I look forward to every year where good friends get together, do some useful work and have some fun. Once again this years main theme on the Fishing Island is getting our youth and families into fishing.

There will be some free “have a go” activities for young people over the weekend on the Fishing island such as getting your fly casting skills up to speed, casting/accuracy competitions and Pendle Fly Dressers will be there to help you tie your first fly.

There have been some very generous prizes donated again this year to encourage youngsters into the sport of which a list of these will be published with photos after the weekend.

Also on the Island there will be many demonstrations about fly casting from AAPGAI and FFM members every hour on the hour, in between those demos will be fly casting competitions for adults also. AAPGAI will be running a casting clinic for adults and juniors where you can book a time slot and come back after a walkabout.

Come to the Island for a visit, meet the guys and ladies, have a coffee and a craic.

Have a chat with Chris Bowman at the Borderlines stand on Fishermans Row, it’s all about getting youth into fishing! There are plenty of stands on the “Row” to have a look at, tackle sale, fly tying, rivers trust, clubs and associations, fisheries to name but a few.

So, here’s hoping for a fine weekend of weather for the show and some fun!