CORONA VIRUS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
With certain restrictions all lakes and reservoirs have now opened and I am able to offer my coaching services once more again with certain restrictions and guidelines from the Government and Angling Trust as the ruling body.
For anyone interested in taking up the gentle art of fly-fishing there are many U tube sites on the internet though sadly as a dinosaur I have no idea how to make such new fangled things but there are some very good ones on casting by Hywel Morgan and Simon Kidd from Snowbee Tackle being two of the best in my humble opinion.
By all means contact me via e-mail for future dates or telephone for a chat about my passion for angling and why fly fishing is such a wonderful way to relax.
I have spent the last few months doing bits around the home and garden that I never seemed to have time for before plus painting the outside of my home but being up a ladder for several days at my age is beginning to tell on my knees. Many hours have also been spent at my desk and vice tying new flies in anticipation of the waters re-opening. So far during the lock down I have tied up 350 flies for river fishing.
I wish everyone well, keep safe and follow the advice from the the government and I hope to be able to teach many of you now that fishing is once more available to us.
All my International, National and Regional competitions have been cancelled for the whole of 2020.
7th July - Teaching at Chigboro
13th July - Teaching casting at Chigboro
14th July- booked for Teaching at Chigboro
15th July - Coaching at Grafham
17th July - Booked for Teaching at Chigboro
21st July - Teaching at Chigboro
22nd July - Teaching at Chigboro
24th July -Instructing at Hanningfield Reservoir - excellent day with myself stopping after 8 fish and boat partner went on to catch his limit plus 3 catch & release. small red holgraphic diawl bachs most effective.
29th July - Instructing at Hanningfield Reservoir boat partner took 6 fish all on floating line and very small diawl bach flies on 16 and size 14.
31st July - Hanningfield Reservoir -a pleasure day for myself - limit bag of 8 with 3 fish + 4lb - mainly on diawl bachs with red or green ribs.
Due to the heat and excessive weed growth on the shallower lakes I will only take bookings for Hanningfield or Grafham Reservoirs this month
I am still able to teach casting and theory subjects at Chigboro Trout Fisheries or on suitable grass locations.
Please be aware that Boat Fishing on the Reservoirs can significantly raise the cost of a day's tuition.
3rd August - Instructing at Hanningfield Reservoir - boat partner - 3 fish
I had 8 for a total of 22lbs with one at 5lbs 10oz.
4th August - Teaching at Hanningfield Reservoir - wind was 180 degrees different to yesterday - client lost 1 fish which snapped line - wind knot perhaps but saw no-one else with a fish. I did not fish.
8th - 15th August - River Swale/Ure/Wharfe in North Yorkshire -Guiding with Dries/wets and Czeck nymphs - a different discipline each day.
18th August - Booked for Boat Instruction at Hanningfield Reservoir
8th - 11th September PSUK International Loch Style Championships, Lyn Brenig, N. Wales.
17th September - EPFFA REgional @ Hanningfield
22nd September - Masonic Charity Fishing at Chigboro for disabled/disadvantaged children.
3rd October - booked
8th October - EPFFA PSUK National Qualifier @ Grafham
22nd October - EPFFA Pairs Match @ Grafham
7th November - booked
5th December - booked
7th January -Improvers Day booked
11th January - Joint Patrol with EA Enforcement Officer
12th January - booked
13th & 14th January booked
15th January - evening fly tying for beginners
18th January - Fly Tying Lesson booked
19th January - Personal fishing day
19th January - Club AGM
22nd January - Beginners Fly FTying - evening
24th January - Personal fishing day
29th January - Evening Fly tying for beginners
1st February - booked
4th February - Teaching at Chigboro
5th February - Fly Tying for Beginners evening
6th February - booked
9th/10th February - booked
12th February - Evening Fly Tying
18th February - Teaching at Chigboro
19th February - Evening Fly Tying
25th February - Meeting with EA Re Rivers
26th February - Not available (vehicle service)
Fly tying for beginners evening
29th February - Joint Patrol with EA and VBS
The Corona Virus may prevent all events below.
1st March -am Volunteering duties until 11.30am
3rd March - teaching at Chigboro
4th March - Fly tying for beginners evening
5th March - Volunteering duties
7th March - booked
8th March - 1/2 Day booking at Chigboro
11th March - Fly Tying for beginners evening
7th March - booked
8th March - Teaching at Chigboro ( 9am - 1pm)
11th March - Evening fly tying for beginners
15th March - booked
17th March - teaching at Chigboro Fly Fisheries
18th March - evening booked First Responder Training
19th March - Booked
20th March - Chigboro Teaching
21st March - Voluntary Bailiff Service duties with EA
22nd March -Volunteering duties 1030 - 1130am free after 1230 pm
24th March Volunteering duties - free after 12.30pm
26th March Regional EPFFA Match @ Grafham Water
29th March - Teaching at Chigboro Fly Fisheries
31st March - Teaching at Chigboro Fly Fisheries
The Corona Virus may prevent all events below.
2nd April - Chigboro Fly Fisheries - Teaching
4th April - booked
8th April - booked
9th April Regional EPFFA Match @ Rutland Water
11th April - Joint Patrol with Environment Agency & Police
22nd - 23rd April - EPFFA Open Boat Championships @ Rutland Water
24th April - EPFFA v EFFA (England Fly Fishing Assoc.) Match @ Rutland
19th May - Fishing at Chigboro
14th May - EPFFA Regional Match @ Hanningfield
16th,17th,18th May - booked
19thth May - Masonic Fishing Charity for disabled/Disadvantaged children
24th May - booked all day
5th June - Teaching at Chigboro
8th June - Casting Lessons at Woodham
9th June - teaching at Chigboro
15th June - Casting Lessons at Woodham
19th June - Teaching at Chigboro
23rd June - teaching at Chigboro
26th June - Teaching at Chigboro
10th December - Lesson at Chigboro cancelled
4th December - Theory & Casting Tuition
27th November - Theory & Casting Lesson at Takeley
22nd November - Fishing for Heroes @ Thornwood Springs
21st November - Teaching at Chigboro
20th November - Teaching at Hanningfield - boat
19th November - Teaching at Chigboro
15th November - Teaching at Chigboro
12th November - Teaching at Chigboro
31st October- Operation & out of action until 11th November
27th October - Chigboro - England Heats
26th October - Bank Tuition @ Chigboro
20th October - Chigboro Open Day
17th October - EPFFA Regional pairs match at Grafham
10th October - EPFFA Regional at Grafham or Hanningfield
3rd October - EPSA Open at Chigboro
24th September - Masonic Fishing Charity day at Chigboro for disabled and disadvantaged children
21st September - Hanningfield begginers day
19th September - EPFFA Regional at Hanningfield
18th September - Chigboro, teaching
2nd - 5th September - PSUK International at Rutland
19th - 23rd August - River Dee, North Wales, EPFFA Open
3nd August - Chigboro, teaching
2nd August - Chigboro, teaching
21st July - Chigboro, teaching
20th July - Chigboro, teaching
19th July - Fishing for Heroes at Thornwood Springs followed by 4hrs at Chigboro teaching
14th July - EPFFA Regional at Grafham
13th July - Hanningfield begginers day
10th July - Personal fishing day, Hanningfield, loads
24th - 27th June - River Tees, Co Durham, EPFFA International
14th June - Hanningfield, teaching
13th June - Eyebrook Reservoir EPFFA Regional match
4th June - Chigboro, teaching
2nd June - Chigboro, teaching
27th - 31st May - River Swale North Yorkshire
21st May - Masonic Fishing Charity for disable and disadvantaged children at Chigboro
19th May - Chigboro, teaching
17th May - Fishing For Heroes at Thornwood Springs
16th May - Regional EPFFA Match Hanningfield, Essex won
11th May - Chigboro, Teaching
7th May - Hanningfield, teaching
30th April - Hanningfield, teaching
27th April - Beginners day at Hanningfield
26th April - England EPFFA vs England Fly Fishing Club at Rutland
25th April - EPFFA open championships, qualified for the England team
24th April - EPFFA practice at Rutland
18th April - Chigboro, teaching
16th April - Chigboro, teaching
11th April - Rutland Regional EPFFA match, bagged up 8 fish in 2 hours
10th April - Chigboro, teaching
9th April - Chigboro, teaching
2nd April - Chigboro, teaching
29th March - EPFFA vs Combined Services at Rutland
26th March - Teaching at Chigboro
19th March - Teaching at Chigboro
14th March - Regional Competition at Grafham
12th March - Teaching at Chigboro
8th March - Fishing for Heroes at Thornewood Springs
16th Feb - Fishing at Chigboro with my wife, I had 15 catch and release and Ann had 11. plus we each took a further fish home.
12th Feb - Fishing at Chigboro I had 1 kept and 11 released
22nd Jan - Teaching at Chigboro
17th Jan - Teaching at Chigboro
15th Jan - Teaching at Chigboro
8th Jan - Teaching at Chigboro
2nd Jan - Teaching at Chigboro
6th Nov - Teaching at Chigboro.
24th Oct - EPSA Open at Chigboro. Winner!
23rd Oct - Teaching at Chigboro.
18th Oct - EPPFA Regional Pairs at Grafham Water. Winner!
16th Oct - Teaching at Chigboro.
15th Oct - Teaching at Chigboro.
13th Oct - Taster Day at Chigboro.
9th Oct - Teaching at Chigboro.
7th Oct - Teaching at Chigboro.
4th Oct - Grafham Water, Regional EPPFA Competition.
30th Sept - Teaching at Chigboro.
29th Sept - Teaching at Chigboro.
28th Sept - Fishing For Heroes at Thornwood Springs at Epping.
22nd Sept - Beginers Day Hanningfield Reservior.
16th Sept - River Tees County Durham, for week EPPFA Nationals. 50mph winds gusting to 70mph. Horrible! but still caught.
7th Sept - River Swale North Yorkshire, for a week, plenty of smaller trout and grayling.
31st Aug - River Dee North Wales, for a week, caught a 50"grayling. Fantastic!
Due to heat August was difficult fishing so took a break for the most part however 14th Aug - Teaching Chigboro.
22nd July - Teaching at Chigboro.
21st July - Stanwich Northants, Angling Trust Area Co-ordinator training day Voluntary Bailiff Service.
19th July - Grafham Water, EPFFA Regional Match.
14th July - Hanningfield Reservior, Teaching.
26th June - PSUK Home International River Championships, River Tees County Durham.
14th June - Eyebrook Reservior, EPFFA Regional Match.
9th June - Hanningfield Reservior, Teaching.
5th June - PSUK Draycot Water, Home International Championships.
26th May - Hanningfield Reservior, Teaching.
22th May - Chigboro Trout Fisheries, Masonic Fishing Charity Day.
17th May - Grafham, EPFFA Regional Match.
15th May - Thornwood Springs, Teaching.
8th May - Thornwood Springs, Teaching.
4th May - Thornwood Springs, Fishing for Heroes.
28th April - Hanningfield Reservior, Teaching.
27th April - Chigboro Trout Fisheries, Teaching.
24th April - Thornwood Springs, Teaching.
19th April - Rutland Water EPFFA National Boat Championships, I qualified for the EPFFA England Team with 11 fish.
18th April - Rutland Water Practice Day for EPFFA National Boat Championships.
17th April - Rutland Water EPFFA England Team vs EFFA England Team.
12th April - Rutland Water EPFFA Regional Competition.
5th April - Chigboro Trout Fisheries, teaching.
23rd March - EPFFA vs Combined Services at Rutland Water.
29th March - EPFFA Regional Competition at Hanningfield Reservoir.
2017 Winner of Essex EPSA Championship
2018 Winner Essex EPSA Championship
2018 Winner of EPFFA Eastern Region Pairs
2019 Winner of Eastern Region EPFFA Pairs.
2019 Winner Eastern Region EPFFA Memorial Trophy
Area Co-ordinator for Essex Voluntary Bailiff Service - Angling Trust and Environment Agency.