First Fish Sweep 2016 Archie Foundation

Ronald Sutherland

Every year Helmsdale Co run a competition for guessing the pool which will produce the first springer of the season. It's usually done on the Tackle shop counter via a lucky dip draw. This time round we are cranking up the competition and changing the format in aid of the Archie Foundation for children. I would ask that all anglers keen on a punt who recon they know their stuff should have a go. The cause is extremely worthwhile and in the end somebody is set to win a very very special prize. This time we want YOU to select the pool YOU think will give the first fish, if you select the fly too then you add a bonus to your prize. The competition will be run online and from the shop counter. Each week I will update the pools and bonus flies chosen on the Helmsdale Co fishing report. When the first fish is caught, the names against the correct pool will go into a draw in the shop and the winner will be drawn by the angler who catches the fish. All proceeds will go to the Archie Foundation and the winning ticket will scoop a superb quality prize from the following equipment (Loop Salmon rod, Simms Primaloft fishing jacket, Mackenzie DTX spey intermediate line, Gaelforce floating shooting head line, Carron Jetstream sinking, £100 worth of salmon flies, together a huge prize worth in excess of £1000 and all for just a £5 stake or any donation above. This gear is the best of the best and is well worth winning. Please post your pool, name and contact number by telephone or via the Just Giving page here - http://www.justgiving.com/Ronald-Sutherland You can also drop into the Tackle shop to enter in Helmsdale. Someone is going to be very happy with this awesome prize!
Incidentally, the captor of the first fish wins all the usual spoils of the Bridge Hotel Trophy, A bottle of Clynelish Whisky, a selection of our deadliest Flies and this time round a superb Simms primaloft lined GoreTex wading jacket or Loop Rod. All eyes on the Helmsdale river January 11th, if you are the only person to pick the correct pool you win outright. Good luck! Please share and have a go, all Helmsdale pools are listed on the Just Giving page and below.

Please select from the following pools.

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