Junior Macnab Challenge at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace

Over 200 youngsters aged 8-21 took part in the new Junior Macnab Challenge organised by SCSTG and kindly sponsored by Scottish Youth & The Countryside Education Trust (SYCET).

They were given tuition in fly fishing (trout) by instructors from the Game Angling Instructors’ Association, as well as a chance to shoot a rabbit target with an airgun courtesy of the National Target Sports Association, and instruction from BASC shotgun coaches with five shots at clay pigeons.  The event proved very popular with both youngsters and their parents.

“The boys have had a great day and both would really like to try fly fishing for real trout” – Mrs Harrison, Edinburgh

5 on target

“I thought it was fun because there were so many things to do” – Euan (aged 10)

“It was Jack’s first time shooting clays and he had a fantastic time – a great initiative” – Mrs Simpson, whose son Jack hit 3 clay targets

“The clay pigeon shooting was the best” – Kaydan (aged 9)


“A fabulous experience for young children … the instructors were very friendly and encouraging” – Mrs Fender, mother of Harry and Charlotte

All the youngsters who completed the Challenge were entered into a prize draw which took place at the end of each day of the fair.  Prizes included a year’s subscription to ‘Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Magazine’, family tickets to next year’s Game Fair, and vouchers for Decathlon Sports, amongst others – many thanks to all who donated, and to all the instructors who volunteered their time.

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