2015 / 2016 Programme
We commence on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at West Park Rugby Club with our registration night where Jerry Lee will tie some flies. Go to the Contact page for directions.
Any new members will be made most welcome and introduced to the club if they come along. There is a bite to eat in terms of a little supper on this night.
In terms of our guest speaker programme, we have invited four relatively local speakers this year out of the normal six, in response to feedback from members to have the following topics covered:-
- Tenkara flies and Fishing – Phil Sheridan,
- New material innovations and dying of materials on a small scale at home – Andy Kitchener
- Local Salt water Fly Fishing and suitable flies – Clark Coleman
- North Country Flies – Robert Smith
We have Rob Denson kicking us of on Wed. 14th October with reservoir and river trout flies. The last guest speaker is a double act from Nottingham with Bob Lomax and Wendy Gibson demonstrating innovative techniques.
This year the Beginners and Improvers programmes include all the bronze and silver level flies for the national FDG accreditation awards. The Beginners Programme will be led by Jerry Lee and the Improvers by Melvyn Wood.
We have scheduled “Buddy” nights in the programme and on each of these nights specific flies will be tied by an instructor as well as individuals having the opportunity before hand to nominate an individual fly or technique that they want help with, demonstrating or coaching on.
The Roy Jones trophy match will be at Stocks Reservoir next year on 7th May 2016.
We are going to have 3 classes of fly tying competitions next year – the Apprentice Cup for “Beginners”, a new trophy for “Improvers “ and the Herbert Harris Cup for the new Advanced tiers group.
The trio of Flies for these awards will be selected from the Bronze, Silver and Gold patterns and need to be handed in by the end Feb 2016. Generally anybody can enter any class providing they have not previously won it.
The full programme is available to download below or take a look at the Events section. In addition to tying nights, Events will contain details of our fishing trips and competitions that are organised throughout the year.