Galloway Show, August 2016.

Drumlanrig Castle.

With our inclement UK weather, Saturday at the Galloway Show with all that came from the heavens was a total washout, very few ventured outdoors in the rain that fell like stair rods. Thankfully on Sunday the sun came out, it dried up and those that were not there the day before joined the Sunday crowd for what was to be a very busy show indeed. There was certainly plenty of entertainment throughout the show ground with all different outdoor pursuits, all in the grounds with the castle overlooking.

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The Nith Trust and Annan Trust along with Chris Bowman of Borderlines shared the same tent drawing in good numbers of people to see what the trust do and for the entertainment for young people of the flounder catching game laid on by Borderlines. Pete Bramwell also kindly donated a box of his own tied flies for the raffle which was much appreciated.

Four members from AAPGAI also operated from the same working the casting clinic, casting competitions and demonstrations.

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Derek Kelly.

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Bert Schaaf from Germany.

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Clive Mitchelhill.

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Glyn Freeman.

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Gordon Armstrong came to the show on Sunday to do a Spey casting demonstration.

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There were prizes each day for the junior events, Jim Henderson of the Nith Trust presenting the prize to a young man from Germany winning this one.

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For the adult accuracy competition 2nd prize…

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and first prize!

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Prizes for the family accuracy competition also.

The prizes were John Norris gift vouchers donated by Anderson Stathern, 1st prize of £100 worth of John Norris of Penrith gift vouchers, a 2nd prize of £50 worth of John Norris of Penrith gift vouchers.

A real nice show to attend, there was lots to see and do, the entertainment on the Saturday night was outstanding and spending time with friends, priceless!