CORONA VIRUS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Most lakes have now opened and restrictions have been lifted for teaching fly fishing. With so many people taking up angling as an outdoor exercise it would be wise to book up in advance for a lesson or two.
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 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.
Thursday 1st April - booked at Chigboro
Monday 5th April - booked all day
Tuesday 6th April - Booked at Chigboro - all day
Wednesday 7th April - booked
Thursday 8th April - booked
Saturday 10th April - booked at Chigboro
Sunday 11th April - Booked
Monday 12th April - First Responder duties
Thursday 15th April - booked ( AM )
Friday 16th April - booked ( PM )
Sunday 18th April - booked ( AM )
Monday 19th April - First Responder duty
Tuesday 20th April - booked all day
Wednesday 21st April - booked Chigboro - Austen
Thursday 22nd April - booked at Chigboro. - Anthea
Friday 23rd April - booked ( PM ) -
Sunday 25th April - booked at Chigboro - Alex
Monday 26th April - First Responder duties
Thursday 29th April - booked (AM )
Friday 30th April - Chigboro with Laurie
Sunday 2nd May - booked A.M. only
Tuesday 4th May - Chigboro with Austen
Wednesday 5th May - teaching @ Chigboro - David
Thursday 6th May - booked P.M. only
Saturday 8th May - Multi Agency Patrol AT/VBS/EA & police
Sunday 9th May - booked a.m. only
Wednesday 12th May - Chigboro - Austen
Friday 14th May 2021 - Fishing for Heroes at Thornwood Springs
Saturday 15th May - booked @ Chigboro - Jason & Sally
Sunday 16th May - booked a.m. only
Saturday 22nd May 2021 - booked out teaching Yorkshire
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Friday 28th May 2021 - booked out ..... ,, .......... ,, .....
Saturday 29th May 2021 - boked out ..... ,, .......... ,, .....
Monday 31st May - First Responder duties
Wednesday 2nd June - booked for Chigboro - Joe
Thursday 3rd June .......... Booked at Hanningfield
Monday 7th June - First Responder Duty
Tuesday 8th June 2021 - Chigboro - Gordon - Novice Day
Sunday 13th June - Op Clampdown Joint Agency Patrol
Monday 14th June - First Responder Duties
Thursday 24th June - booked at Eyebrook
Tuesday 6th July - booked for River Ure, N. Yorks
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Saturday 10th July .... Return journey
Friday 16th July - Chigboro - Fishing for Heroes Charity
Thursday 29th July - booked at Grafham
Thursday 19th August - booked at Rutland
Thursday 23rd September - booked at Hanningfield
Thursday 14th October - booked at Grafham
Thursday 11th November - booked at Grafham
Tuesday 2nd March - Teaching at Chigboro - all day
Wednesday 3rd March - Teaching at Chigboro - all day session
Saturday 6th March - Joint Patrol with EA & Police
Monday 8th March - First Responder duties with EofE Ambulance
Thursday 11th March - booked out
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Friday 19th March - booked for casting lessons
Monday 22nd March Booked for CFR duties
Tuesday 23rd March - booked all day
Saturday 27th March - booked all day
Monday 29th March - First Responder duties
Tuesday 30th March - booked all day.
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
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.
Things did not quite go to plan due to heat and low water which made Czeck nymphing impossible and a general lack of fly life except for very short lived bursts when dries could be successful so most activity was with small wets and North Country Spiders. They did account for a reasonable number of browns and grayling but nothing of remarkable size.
18th August - Booked for Boat Instruction at Hanningfield Reservoir - again the heat was not our friend and not a single fish was seen to move although one guy took a trout on a spinner in mid water.
1st September - booked for teaching afloat at Hanningfield Reservoir
3rd September - booked for EPSA
8th September - booked for Hanningfield
12th September - booked for teaching at Chigboro
15th September - teaching casting at Chigboro
17th September - EPFFA friendly Regional @ Rutland Water
19th September - Teaching at Chigboro
20th September - Teaching at Chigboro
22nd September - teaching at Hanningfield
26th September 2020 - Teaching at Chigboro
3rd October - booked for morning only
7th October - teaching at Hanningfield
8th October - EPFFA friendly Regional @ Eyebrook
10th until 17th October inclusive - fishing in North Yorkshire
18th October - teaching at Chigboro
20th October - teaching at Chigboro
23rd October - Fishing for Heroes - Thornwood Springs, Epping
24th October - teaching at Chigboro ( Will )
26th October - Teaching at Chigboro ( Will )
28th October - teaching at Hanningfield Reservoir
29th October - EPFFA friendly Pairs Match @ Grafham
30th October - Teaching at Chigboro ( Will & wife ?? )
31st October - Great Leighs Fishing
2nd November - booked
5th November - booked
7th November - booked for Chigboro teaching
11th November - Chigboro teaching
24th November - booked
5th December - booked
10th December - Chigboro Novice Day
11th December - Chigboro - Improver Day
15th December - booked
16th December - Chigboro - Novice Day
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
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
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
2014 England EPFFA Team at Still Water Home Internationals in Wales.
2016 England EPFFA River Team member at PSUK Home Internationals N.Ireland.
2017 Winner of Essex EPSA Championship
2018 Winner EPSA Championship
2018 Winner of EPFFA Eastern Region Pairs
2019 Winner of Eastern Region EPFFA Pairs.
2019 Winner Eastern Region EPFFA Memorial Trophy
2020- All competitions cancelled due to Covid 19
2021 - All competitions cancelled due to covid 19
Area Co-ordinator for Essex Voluntary Bailiff Service - Angling Trust and Environment Agency.