Diary 2020

Availability and bookings

        

 

 
Not usually available on Mondays due to First Responder duties and Home Safety Volunteer Duties with Essex Fire & Rescue however these are currently suspended due to Covid 19
 
 

                  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 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.

  

  Iain Fraser.

 

All my International, National and Regional competitions have been cancelled for the whole of 2020.    

    

 

 

           OCTOBER 2020

 

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

 

 

          NOVEMBER 2020

 

2nd November - booked

 

5th November - booked

 

7th November - booked for Chigboro teaching

 

11th November - Chigboro teaching

 

24th November - booked

 

          DECEMBER 2020

 

5th December - booked

 

11th December - Fishing for Heroes @ Thornwood Springs, Epping

 

 

 

        JANUARY 2020

 

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 

 

 

           FEBRUARY 2020

 

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

 

 MARCH 2020

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

 

  APRIL 2020

 

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

 

 

 MAY 2020

 

 

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

 

   

 

 JUNE 2020

 

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

 

 

    JULY 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.

 

 

  AUGUST 2020 

 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.

 

 

                     SEPTEMBER 2020

 

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

 

 

 

       Diary 2019

 

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 

 

 

English Police River Champion 2015 

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

 

 

 

Iain Fraser 
Area Co-ordinator for Essex Voluntary Bailiff Service - Angling Trust and Environment Agency. 

http://www.anglingtrust.net/

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