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Archive of entries posted in the year 2018

Chalk Stream Club

The Dorset Chalkstreams Club will have its October, (post season) autumn social gathering in West Stafford Village hall (DT2 8AG) on Friday the 26th October 2018 starting at 7.30pm  Just look at another amazing evening we have lined up for you all…

Kris Kent will be giving us a talk with the title – “Fishing Food” a fishing life explored through food and friends.

Kris Kent has been fly fishing and trotting for brown trout and grayling for over 20 years in the UK, Europe and Scandinavia.

He is Chief Guide at Chalk Stream Dreams, Fishing Manager at Orvis in Stockbridge, PR Officer for the Grayling Society and helps out The Wild Trout Trust with their online communications and events.

Theo’s Balsam Bashing books will be available on the night for a small donation to the WTT.

 

  • 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 –  john@riverworks.co.uk
  • 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 freeof charge.
  • The heating and website will again be sponsored by Dorset Foodie Family
  • 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

Pictures tell a thousand stories…

The foul winter weather meant a rather slow start to our year, but we are catching up, to say the least… Seriously busy all over southern England with a great variety of water and fish related contracts and as always a massive thank you to all involved 🙂

Dorset Fly Fishing Competition

Some great friends are putting together this seriously fun fly fishing social, as detailed below, a link here to the website so you can register –  https://www.dorsetflyfishing.co.uk/

Looks like a fabulous day out, so much so I have just joined up for the day!!

The aim of the Dorset Fly Fishing Competition is to bring Dorset anglers together and encourage the spirit of sportsmanship in fly fishing. Inspired by the World Fishing Day, we are inviting 28 fly fishers to take part in this special competition. Families are welcome to attend. Attention: registration is obligatory prior to attendance: https://www.dorsetflyfishing.co.uk/register.

1st PRIZE: Handmade Split Cane Rod worth £1500, by Bespoke Fly Rods
2nd PRIZE: Handmade Hunting Knife, worth £175, sponsored by Bespoke Fly Rods
3rd PRIZE: A vineyard tour for two, courtesy of Langham Wine Estate and also a winemakers lunch for two after the tour, courtesy of Andrew James Catering Solutions and The Vineyard Cafe
4th PRIZE: Fresh and Smoked Arctic Charr voucher, sponsored by Houghton Springs Fish Farm
SPECIAL PRIZE – longest fish: £50
Goody Bag worth £15 for each participant, sponsored by Conyers Gunshop – Angling Supplies – Home & Country

Event sponsored by CIDER BY ROSIE.

 

High Hall Syndicate

A rather rare opportunity has come up for two rods on the delightful “High Hall Syndicate” on the river Allen near Wimborne, I need say no more…

If you are interested please contact Nigel McCorkell –   nigel.mccorkell21@btinternet.com

 

Dorchester Fishing Club

With the Trout season less than three weeks away, I just have to remind you all that we are again selling the day tickets for this amazing fishery, a number of trout (wild trout) over the magical 4 lbs were caught last season, I need say no more other than give me a call…

Seven miles of fishing, day tickets just £50.00

A couple of winter shots to wet your appetite for the coming spring, take a look at the clubs website – www.grhe.co.uk