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Chalkstream Club Christmas Special

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its “Christmas Special” social gathering in West Stafford Village hall (DT2 8AG) on Friday the 16th of December 2016

starting at 7.30pm

Just look at another amazing evening we have lined up for you all… 

Journeys (with a fly rod). 

Starring Lewis Hendrie and Charles and Alex Jardine

There will also be a stand featuring a rather fine Fly Rod Builder “Tom Regula”

Looking for that little treat for Christmas, check out Tom’s website –

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  • Please bring a plate of good food to pop on the buffet table.
  • A bottle of your favourite tipple, or grab a drink from the Wise Man Inn
  • Bring along any of your unwanted tackle, flies and books to sell on the second hand tackle table, and if you would like to have a stand (FOC), just give me a ring  01305 257490 or ping me an email –
  • Please bring friends along to meet fellow Chalk stream and fly fisher folk.
  • News on meetings coming over this winter. Could you please avoid parking in the pub car park, use the village hall car park, in front of the pub or please park at our house (The Dairy House, map at the bottom of this link) just a short walk from the village.  Entrance for this winters gatherings will again be free of charge.
  • The heating and website will again be sponsored by West Dorset Foodie
  • The Dorset Wildlife Trust through the Dorset Wild Rivers Project have again very kindly sponsored the hire of the village hall for the  Dorset Chalk Stream Club

Random Frome Valley Pictures

Another busy few weeks here in the Frome Valley, a selection of pictures that Andrea and I have taken….

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Fishing !

Following an amazing night at the Chalkstream Club, Glen Pointon (living the dream fly fishing blog,  team wychwood game rivers, Haddon estate Wye fly fishing guide), Phil Ratcliffe (GAIA, FFF, pro guide), Scott Webster (big game stalker), Mark Brando (river/game keeper) and Tim Roberts (Islay Scottish Loch’s)….  As the gang were staying with us over the weekend fishing it seemed rather obvious that they should sample some of our Frome valley hospitality…

A huge thank you to John Grindle, Richard Miller and Trev Stroud for spending Saturday fishing with three of the guy’s on the DFC water, they simply loved the fishing and of course your company….

They had an amazing couple of days fishing on various “Frome” beats…  I think the smile on Henry’s face sums it all up nicely…

I have grabbed a few pictures from the weekend, Glen I know is writing a blog  and I will include a link to that later when it is published…  A credit to Glen for some great pictures…  Here it is….

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Chalkstream Club

A massive thank you everybody for making the the great gathering that it has become, we are now into our fifth year of winter meetings…  Next meeting is Friday the 16th December, the Christmas special….

John Grindle did a great write up on the clubs website, here are a couple of extra photographs…  Again a massive thank you to all the speakers…  A truly awesome night!!

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