Evening Telegraph

Local youngster Ryan, 10, is hooked on sports

A 10-year-old Perth boy is fishing for success.

Like most lads his age, Ryan Nugent is keen on football and he is a star defender with Letham Sky Blues 2007.

Ryan plays regularly for his team who are one of the top 2007 outfits in the Perth area.

He trains hard but football isn’t Ryan’s only sporting choice.

Ryan Nugent. (Photo: Fraser Band)

In fact, his other big hobby is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the football field.

Far from the sweat and toil of playing alongside his Letham team-mates, Ryan is making a big name for himself in the world of coarse fishing.

Dad Joe said: “Ryan has been out a couple of times with the Scottish Juniors team and finished third on both occasions.

“He participated for them at a place near Cumbernauld and he regularly fishes at Orchil near Braco.

“His weekends are very sporty due to his football and fishing.

“Ryan got involved in coarse fishing through me and, although I fish for pleasure, as does Ryan, there is also a more serious side to his fishing.

“He’s doing well in both sports. Hopefully, that will continue to be the case.”