Well another great turnout for the Dorset Chalkstream Club, the Wise Man was equally as busy serving wonderful food before the meeting.
First we had Allan Frake talk on the past & present & future of Chalkstreams across the country. Plenty of thought provoking ideas: what is a true chalkstream? what are the major factors currently effecting the chalkstreams? and where are we going………………
It was then time for Paul Bullimore, who gave an insight into his successful salmon & sea trout fishing on the lower River Frome. As the majority of those present are trout anglers, it was hugely interesting to see how Paul tackles the tricky art of extracting salmon from the River Frome – follow Paul on his blog – chasingsalmon.blogspot.co.uk
I think everyone there owes a big thank you to John Aplin for organising the Club – THANKS
The next meeting is on Friday 22nd March 7.00pm in West Stafford village hall.
A very informal gathering of like minded people, an evening of fishing, fly tying, second hand tackle and chalk stream chat…..
- Slide show “Chalk streams, Past, Present and Future” by Allan Frake
- A social break…
- Slide show “Sea Trout and Salmon fishing on the Frome” by Paul Bullimore chasingsalmon.blogspot.co.uk
- Bring any fishing tackle you would like to sell for the “Second Hand Tackle Table”
- Harry Wallace will be there again selling his wonderful flies
- Information table, if you have any brochures you would like to put out please do
- Displays and information of work on Chalk Streams
- Ideas for future gatherings, your chance to get involved
- Drinks can be bought over from the Wise Man
There will be a small charge on the door to cover the hire of the village hall.
A fair few of us had a great meal in the “Wise Man” prior to the meeting, we will be doing this again at 6.oopm if you fancy booking a table telephone the pub on 01305 261970
If you would like to help out please ring John Aplin on 01305 257490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You are invited to attend the Frome, Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association Annual General meeting. This will be held on Monday 8th April 2012 at 18:00.
The venue will be the River Laboratory
Freshwater Biological Association
Dorset, BH20 6BB
Our guest speaker will be Yorkshire maestro Stuart Crofts, Stuart is a legend as both a flyfisherman and entomologist, this is a must attend evening for any flyfisher person! More on Stuart……
The cost of the evening will be £10.00 per person to include a buffet supper and a glass of wine, further wine may be purchased for a small donation.
If you wish to attend please reply ASAP to
t: 01305 851776
Cheques should be made payable to The Frome, Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association.
Last night we attended the third Dorset Chalkstreams meeting, and I have to say what a great, fun filled evening, dinner in the pub with over twenty of us, then we were entertained with amazing slide shows of fly fishing in various stunning locations around the world and various patterns of flies to use in these destinations, then the idea of fishing massive streamer patterns after dark for monster wild Brown Trout, roll on the next social…..
A massive thank you to John G, Glyn W and Charles J for making the time to share their fishing adventures with us……. We all have a story to tell! More pictures on our facebook page….
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