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Frome & Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Assocaition AGM.

The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on Thursday the 28th of April 2011, at East Stoke River Laboratories. Click here for directions & map

Your Committee has been busy over the past year and will be reporting on the progress of all the projects.


There will be raffle on the night to defray the cost of the AGM. So if you have any prizes to donate contact Clive Thorp or just bring them along on the night.


Food and wine will be available after the meeting so a small charge of £6.50 will have to be made.

Everyone is welcome to attend: Please email the Honorary Secretary for more details

Guest Speaker

Professor Ken Whelan, Research Director

Ken has been a keen angler since he was very young, and he has fished extensively all over the world from Alaska to the Kola Peninsula and from Belize to Kenya and Mongolia.

He studied Zoology in University College Dublin in the early 70’s, before joining the Inland Fisheries Trust Incorporated in 1975, and working with them until 1980. During this time he completed a Ph.D. study on the biology of Irish ephemeroptera (mayflies). Ken became a Director of the Marine Institute in Ireland in the late 90’s. He was recently appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Biology and Environmental Science at University College Dublin.

From 2004 until 2008 Ken was President of NASCO, and he is currently Chairman of the International Atlantic Salmon Research Board. He has published extensively both in the scientific literature and in the popular press, and has over 100 publications, reports and books to his credit. His book The Angler in Ireland – Game, Coarse and Sea (1989) is considered one of the most detailed works on Irish angling yet produced. He has also produced, scripted and presented many films and videos on various aspects of Irish fisheries and is a regular radio contributor to wildlife programmes.

He is a holder of the STANIC (Salmon and Trout Association National Instructors Certificate) qualification in salmon and trout angling instruction and of the National Angling Guide Certificate (NAGC). He is also a member of (GAIA), the Game Anglers Instructors Association.