Diary 2021

Availability and bookings

    

           

        

                                OCTOBER 2021

 

     Saturday 2nd October - Booked

 

      Sunday 3rd October - Competition - Slough House

 

      Monday 4th October - First Responder Duties

 

      Wednesday 6th October - Chigboro- Croker Cup & Essex PSA

 

      Friday 8th - Sunday 10th October - Corby

 

      Monday 11th October - First Responder Duties

 

      Tuesday 12th October - Chigboro Fishing for Heroes - (Bob)

 

      Wednesday 13th October - Chigboro - Bob    

 

      Thursday 14th October - booked at Grafham- Pairs Competition

 

      Friday 15th October - Fishing for Heroes at Chigboro

 

      Saturday 16th October - CSW duties until noon - available after 1pm

 

      Sunday 17th October - teaching at Chigboro - Rob

 

      Tuesday 19th October  - teaching at Chigboro - Emma

 

      Sunday 24th October - Available until 3pm

 

      Wednesday 27th October - Available after 12 pm

 

      Thursday 28th October - booked all day

 

      Saturday 30th October - Booked at Chigboro with Ken & Ed   

 

      Sunday 31st October - Available after 1pm

 

 

                      NOVEMBER 2021

 

       Tuesday 2nd November - booked until 12.30

 

       Wednesday 3rd November - Fishing for Heroes - Liam @ Chigboro

 

       Thursday 4th November - Fishing for Heroes - Liam @ Chigboro

         

       Saturday 6th November - booked

 

      Thursday 11th November - booked at Grafham Regional Comp

 

      Friday 26th November - Fishing for Heroes at Chigboro

 

                        DECEMBER 2021

 

       Saturday 4th December - booked

 

      Monday 6th December booked until 12.30

 

      Saturday 11th December - booked

 

         

                         SEPTEMBER 2021    

 

     Wednesday 1st September - Free after 2pm

 

     Thursday 2nd September - free after 1pm

 

     Friday 3rd September - Fishing for Heroers - Thornwood Springs

 

     Saturday 4th September - CSW duty at 4pm (Free 10am - 3pm )

 

     Tuesday 7th September - Teaching at Chigboro - Kevin

 

     Sunday 19th September - To Rutland Reservoir

 

     Monday 20th September - Fishing at Rutland

 

     Tuesday 21st September - Fishing at Rutland

 

     Wednesday 22nd September - Returning home from Rutland                                 

 

     Thursday 23rd September - booked at Hanningfield - Competition

 

     Friday 24th September -  1/2 DayTeaching at Chigboro - Tony-Free after 2pm

 

     Saturday 25th September - VBS Joint Patrol

 

     Sunday 26th September - 11am CSW duties (Free after 12.30pm )

 

     Monday 27th September - Teaching at Chigboro - Brian & Craig

   

     Tuesday 28th September - Booked at CHigboro - Fishing for Herroes (Bob)

 

     Wednesday 29th September - Teaching at Chigboro - Bob

 

     Thursday 30th September - booked all day

 

       

                         AUGUST 2021

 

    Sunday 1st August - Volunteering duties

 

    Monday 2nd August - First Responder duties

 

    Wednesday 4th August - Volunteering duties

 

    Friday 6th August - Not available - birthday

 

    Saturday 7th August - Joint Patrol with EA & Police

 

    Sunday 8th August - Chigboro teaching Nick & Ivan

 

    Monday 9th August - not available - Dentist

 

    Friday 13th Augut - available after 12 noon

 

    Sunday 15th August - Volunteering duties until 1pm

 

    Monday 16th August - First Responder Duties

 

    Tuesday 17th August - First Responder Training 

 

    Thursday 19th August - Fishing at Grafham

 

    Saturday 21st August - Volunteering duties- available morning only

 

    Monday 23rd August - First Responder duties

 

    Wednesday 25th August  - Teaching at Chigboro - David & father

 

    Friday 27th August - Teaching - Chigboro - Andrew

 

    Saturday 28th August - First Aid Cover at 6.30pm - Free until 5pm

 

    Sunday 29th August - CSW duties at 3pm - Free until 2pm

 

    Monday 30th August - First Responder duties

 

 

                           JULY 2021

 

  Saturday 3rd July - VBS patrol - River Chelmer

 

  Sunday 4th July - VBS patrol - River Blackwater and C & B Canal

 

  Mondat 5th July - First Responder duties

 

  Tuesday 6th July - booked for River Ure, N. Yorks

 

  Wednesday 7th July -  .........   ,,   ..............

 

   Thursday 8th July ..................        ,,    ...............

   

   Friday 9th July     .................     ,,       ................ 

 

   Saturday 10th July .... Return journey from Yorkshire

 

   Tuesday 13th July - Dentist

 

   Wednesday 14th July Teaching at Hanningfield Reservoir

 

   Friday 16th July - Chigboro - Fishing for Heroes Charity gathering 

 

   Sunday 18th July - Available after 12 noon

 

   Monday 19th July - First Responder duties

 

   Wednesday 21st July - Available after 12 noon

 

   Thursday 22nd July - Teaching at Chigboro

 

   Saturday 24th July - booked 

 

   Monday 26th July - First Responder duties

 

   Tuesday 27th July - booked all day   

 

   Thursday 29th July - booked at Grafham Water Reservoir

 

                      JUNE 2021

 

Wednesday 2nd June - booked for Chigboro - Joe

 

Thursday 3rd June .......... Booked at Hanningfield

 

Sunday 6th June .....Booked AM only free after 1pm

 

Monday 7th June - First Responder Duty

 

Tuesday 8th June - booked at Chigboro with Gordon - Novice Day

 

Thursday 10th June - Chigboro - Improvers Day with Austen

 

Saturday 12th June - booked pm onle - available from 8am - 1pm

 

Sunday 13th June - Op Clampdown EA Joint Agency Patrol of Rivers

 

Monday 14th June - First Responder Duties

 

Tuesday 15th June - Chigboro - Mr & Mrs Pollard

 

Wednesday 16th June - Chigboro - Anthea

 

Thursday 17th June  only available until 1pm 

 

Saturday 19th June -  Joint Patrol with Environment Agency. All day

 

Sunday 20th June - booked from 5pm available 8am - 4pm

 

Tuesday 22nd June - not available before 2pm

 

Wednesday 23rd June - Not available

 

Thursday 24th June - booked at Eyebrook

 

Saturday 26th June - not available after 4pm

 

Sunday 27th June - not available until 2pm

 

Tuesday 29th June - booked at Hanningfield - Austen

 

Wednesday 30th June - not available until after 1pm

 

 

       MAY 2021

 

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

 

Sunday 23rd May 2021 - booked out .....  ,,     ..........   ,,    .....

 

Monday 24th May 2021 -booked out  .....  ,,     ..........   ,,    .....

 

|Tuesday 25th May 2021 - booked out  .....  ,,     ..........   ,,    .....

 

Wednesday 26th May 2021 - booked out .....  ,,     ..........   ,,    .....  

 

Thursday  27th May 2021 - booked out  .....  ,,     ..........   ,,    ..... 

 

Friday 28th May 2021 - booked out    .....  ,,     ..........   ,,    .....

 

Saturday 29th May 2021 - boked out   .....  ,,     ..........   ,,    .....

 

Monday 31st May - First Responder duties

 

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     Previous Bookings: 2021 -

 

 

MARCH 2021

 

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

 

Monday 15th March -    ,,  ............   ,,   

 

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.

 

 

 

APRIL 2021

 

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

 

 

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     Previous Bookings: 2020 -

 

 

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

 

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

 

     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

 

10th December - Chigboro Novice Day

 

11th December - Chigboro - Improver Day

 

15th December - booked

 

16th December - Chigboro - Novice Day

 

 

 

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Not usually available on Mondays due to First Responder duties  with East of England Ambulance Service. 
 Although all my National and International competitions have been postponed until 2022  
The good news is that fly fishing and my teaching is  allowed again,
                    

     All Fisheries 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.

  

  Iain Fraser.             

 

     

 

EPFFA National River Champion 2013

2014 England EPFFA Team Internationals in Wales.

2015 EPFFA National River Champion 

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

 

 

 

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

http://www.anglingtrust.net/

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