Fishing demonstrations at the Galloway Country Fair
Fishing demonstrations at the Galloway Country Fair

Fantastic prizes to be won at the country fair

Sharp shooters and ace anglers can win their share of a four figure prize pot at this year’s Galloway Country Fair.

The fair will once again host its popular clay shooting and fly casting competitions, when it comes to Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate on 18 and 19 August.

An array of prizes totalling £1600 and a shotgun are included in the winners’ pot for this year.

Sponsored by Roxtons Field Sports, the clay shooting area will have opportunities for visitors of all abilities to try their hand at clay shooting or perfect their skills. Qualified instructors will be able to answer any questions on the sport or offer advanced tips to avid shooters.

The 40-bird competition will be split into five categories – AA and A shots, B and C shots, unclassified, ladies and junior – with the competitor from each class who successfully shoots the highest number of clays entered into a draw to win the prize.

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate is well known for its extensive fishing offering in the region giving access to 10.5 miles over five beats of the River Nith (Nith Linns, Castle Upper, Castle Middle, Castle Lower and Mid Nithsdale) containing approximately 40 pools. Visitors keen to find out more about fishing at Drumlanrig throughout the year should stop by the Buccleuch Gillie Tent at the Fair.

The fishing programme across the weekend will include competitions for individuals and all the family as well as casting demonstrations and clinics provided by Borderlines.

The demonstrations are free to watch – simply head down to the loch and witness the experts in action. The instructors will hold a Q&A after each demo which is a perfect chance to ask any niggling questions or to practice some new tips – so grab the chance to book a casting clinic.

The clinics will run throughout the weekend offering adults 20 minutes’ expert tuition for £10 or 10 minutes’ tuition for juniors (16 years and under) at just £2.

Fishing demonstrations at the Galloway Country Fair

Along with the action packed programme of activities, Galloway Country Fair boasts hundreds of stalls from specialist exhibitors. This includes a wide range of outdoor clothing and field sport accessories on offer to ensure everyone is kitted out for the season.

Anna Fergusson, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate manager, said: ‘We’re delighted to have Roxtons back on board as a sponsor and to partner with Borderlines for tuition and Game and Country to offer such a high-value prize.

‘I’m sure both our shooting and fishing competitions will instil excitement and healthy competition for all the family across the weekend. And with a wide selection of field sport accessories available to buy from our traders, we will have all bases covered.’

Galloway Country Fair takes place at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate on Saturday 18 August, from 10am to 6pm and Sunday 19 August, from 10am to 5pm.Tickets are priced at £14 for adults, £5 for children aged under 16 years, £10 for concessions and £32 for a family pass (two adults and two children). Under-fives go free.

A 10 per cent discount will be applied to all tickets purchased before Saturday 30 June.

Click HERE for more details and ticket information.