January 2016 Meeting

First meeting of the year and another great turnout.

Huge thank you to Jon Hulland & Jim Chalmers for their great presentations on the night, also thanks to all the helpers and to John Aplin for organising these meets…

Jon Hulland talked about a year in the life of a Fish Health Inspector – fascinating just how much goes on behind the scenes to keep the UK with one of the healthiest stocks of fish. It wasn’t all glamorous, mostly traffic jams on the M25 and tons of dead fish!!

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Jim Chalmers presented his new passion, fishing the lochs of South Uist, Scotland. This is one wild and windy place to fish – just have look at a map to see just how many mind boggling number of lochs there are!!

Jim Chalmers

Thanks again Jon & Jim…..

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January Meeting Announcement

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its second winter social gathering in West Stafford Village hall on Friday the 29th January 2016 starting at 7.30pm 

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

Our first speaker will be Mr Jon Hulland from CEFAS  “Life in the fast lane – A year in the life of a Fish Health Inspector”

**The famous Chalk Stream Club buffet break**

After the break Mr Jim Chalmers will give his talk on “Trout Fishing in South Uist”

*New Chalk Stream Club Fly Tier Brian Cleverton will be selling his Grayling and Trout flies and taking orders for your favourite patterns*  (You can pre order a pattern if you like – 07900 806048)

  • 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 (FOC), 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.
  • News on meetings coming over this winter. 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.  

The Dorset Wildlife Trust through the Dorset Wild Rivers Project have very kindly sponsored the hire of the village hall for the  Dorset Chalk Stream Club

Entrance for this winters gatherings will now be free of charge. The heating and website will now be sponsored by West Dorset Foodie

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November 2015 Meeting

We were pleased to welcome back Dr Tony Hayter to our first of the 2015/2016 winter season of meetings. He talked about the life & times of F.M. Halford and to give the talk extra gravitas Tony used an “old school” slide projector! (not the one you can see in this photo!)

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It was interesting to hear that Halford wasn’t the ‘expert’ fly fisherman that we all thought, but was instead just good at collating information/data and writing! It was possibly George Selwyn Marryat that was the brains behind all of Halfords books!! (Well this is my conclusions after hearing Tony’s talk) George Selwyn Marryat was a Member of the Dorchester Fishing Club in 1879 and Halford was his guest that season, they fished on the 19th & 23rd July with a catch of three fish!

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Huge thanks to Tony and this wife Philippa for making the journey from Salisbury on such wet & stormy night.

We then enjoyed a wonderful buffet supplied by ourselves! The second half never really happened because we were all chatting away about fishing and there just wasn’t time!

Also there was Brian Cleverton with his exquisite flies, which were in high demand!

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Tony Hayter & John Aplin

November Meeting Announcement

Chalkstream club at last… When you have a moment… The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its first winter social gathering in West Stafford Village hall on Friday the 13th November starting at 7.30pm 

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

**STOP PRESS** Dr Tony Hayter Author of : “FM Halford and the Dry Fly Revolution” and “G.E.M. Skues The man of the nymph” Will again be attending the Chalk Stream Club gathering, to present us with a slide show and book signing for those who already have these books or would love to purchase one.

Tony gave us the most amazing presentation about Skues at our last Christmas gathering and will now talk us through “FM Halford and the Dry Fly Revolution”

**The famous Chalk Stream Club buffet break**

Then a selection 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 December last year and it was a really great evening.

*New Chalk Stream Club Fly Tier Brian Cleverton will be selling his Grayling flies and taking orders for your favourite patterns*

  • Please bring a plate of good food to pop on the buffet table.
  • A bottle of your favourite 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 (FOC), 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.
  • News on meetings coming over this winter.

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, for map follow this link) just a short walk from the village.

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