Christmas 2014 Meeting

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its Christmas social gathering in West Stafford Village hall on Friday the 12th December starting at 7.00pm

The evening will be a totally informal celebration of the Chalk Stream Club, with the usual breaks for food and drink, alongside several slide shows.

An evening of your Fishing / River work etc slide shows.

 Please put a few of your photographs on a memory stick and we can put them up on a screen.

We did this in November last year and it was a really great evening.

  • Please bring a plate of good food to pop on the buffet table.
  • A bottle of your favorite tipple, or grab a drink from the Wise Man Inn
  • Bring along any of your unwanted tackle, flies and books to sell on the second hand tackle table, and if you would like to have a stand (f.o.c.), just give me a ring  01305 257490 or ping me an email –  john@riverworks.co.uk
  • Please bring friends along to meet fellow Chalkstream and flyfisher folk.
  • News on meetings coming in the new year.

Only £2.00 on the door.

Could you please avoid parking in the pub car park, use the village hall car park, in front of the pub or please park at our house (The Dairy House, map at the bottom of this link) just a short walk from the village.  

2014 Autumn Meeting

Many thanks (again) to Charles Jardine & Lee Cooper for sparing their time to divulge their secret fly tying tips to everyone. Also huge thanks to Toby & Rachel Merigan (Funky Fly Tying) for coming along to show off their wonderful fly tying equipment & materials etc. And it proved that we fishermen are easier to catch than a trout!!

As always a special thanks to John Aplin for planning the night and all those who helped to set up & clear away – especially Elliott & Clive :)

Here are a few photographs from last night…. The next meeting won’t be too far away, so make sure you keep a keen an eye on the website for future dates…

Autumn 2014 Meeting

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its first winter social gathering in West Stafford Village hall on Friday the 31st October starting at 7.00pm

The evening will be a totally informal celebration of the 2014 Trout season, with the usual breaks for food and drink, alongside a fly tying evening.

An evening of fly tying with Charles Jardine and Lee Hooper

Charles and Lee will provide a relaxed evening comprising of a few demonstrations with some guidance, so please bring some fly tying kit with you…. Those of us who do not tie should come along and at least give it a go!!

  • Please bring a plate of food to pop on the buffet table.
  • A bottle of your favorite tipple, or grab a drink from the Wise Man Inn
  • Bring along any of your unwanted tackle and sell it on the second hand tackle table, and if you would like to have a stand, just give me a ring  01305 257490 or ping me an email –  john@riverworks.co.uk
  • Please bring friends along to meet fellow Chalk Stream and fly fisher folk, perhaps forward this e mail.
  • We can put together the rest of the winter program including the photographic competition.

Harry Wallace will be selling his range of rather fantastic Grayling flies ready for this winter!

Bring along  some spending money - www.funkyflytying.co.uk/ will have a retail stand for the evening.

Only £2.00 on the door.

Could you please avoid parking in the pub car park, use the village hall car park, in front of the pub or please park at our house (The Dairy House, map at the bottom of this link) just a short walk from the village. 

Kindest regards
John

The Dairy House, West Stafford

Fundraising Quiz Night

Dear All

I would firstly like to thank all of you who came to our fundraising quiz night on Friday 6th June, West Staff Village Hall. I would especially like to thank you all for your generosity in providing food and raffle prizes. A big thank you to Bryan Sennett, Chairman of the Dorchester Fishing Club and John Aplin who kindly donated two days fishing which we auctioned.

I am pleased to let you know that we raised £511. Included in this figure was some generous donations that I was asked to use specifically for the Dorset Branch to purchase some additional equipment that we require. To that end, I have purchased some priests and de-barbing pliers, leaving a balance of £371 which we will forward to SW Fishing for Life who will use the funding to support us in the future.

SW Fishing for Life has previously supported us in purchasing set up equipment including 6 rods, nets, reels, lines and some safety equipment. The Dorset Branch is very pleased to be able to have raised some funds that are held centrally for our collective use. We are continually looking to raise funds to provide more equipment and also to pay for hire of facilities.

Once again thank you so much for coming to our first fund raising event. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope that you did too.

With very best wishes

Clive Thorp
FFL Dorset Branch Chair/ Coordinator

Fund Raising Quiz Night


Clive Thorp (Dorset Coordinator) – Fund Raising Quiz Night
6th June 2014 19:00 – 22:00
West Stafford Village Hall
West Stafford
Dorchester

Quiz teams £2 per person at door – Please bring a small plate of food to share

‘Fishing for Life’ is an organization which provides fly fishing sessions for people who all have one thing in common – breast cancer. The Dorset Branch holds meetings every month at Wrackleford Estate during the fly fishing season and West Bay at other times.  At these sessions they are  able to learn to fly fish under the supervision of qualified coaches.  Please go to  http://www.southwestfishingforlife.org.uk for more information on the organization.

This is our first fundraising event in Dorset that will allow us to provide these sessions free of charge to the participant.   As well as learning to fly fish, knot tying, entomology, fly tying and conservation are all included in the program and each morning’s session is concluded with a buffet lunch.

We are raising the funds to pay for venue hire and equipment.  I am very grateful to the coaches who give of their time freely and provide such a wealth of knowledge.

Please let me know if you would like to come along. 

My contact details are:
Clive Thorp
FFL Dorset Branch Coordinator
h:  01202 699864
m:  07956 074798
e:  clivethorp@sky.com
w:  http://www.thorpandcoltd.com