December 2016 Meeting Announcement

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its “Christmas Special” social gathering in West Stafford Village hall (DT2 8AG) on Friday the 16th of December 2016 starting at 7.30pm

Just look at another amazing evening we have lined up for you all… 

Journeys (with a fly rod).  Starring Lewis Hendrie and Charles and Alex Jardine

There will also be a stand featuring a rather fine Fly Rod Builder “Tom Regula” Looking for that little treat for Christmas, check out Tom’s website – www.tomregularods.co.uk

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  • 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. 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.  Entrance for this winters gatherings will again be free of charge.
  • The heating and website will again be sponsored by West Dorset Foodie
  • The Dorset Wildlife Trust through the Dorset Wild Rivers Project have again very kindly sponsored the hire of the village hall for the  Dorset Chalk Stream Club

November 2016 Meeting

A packed hall listened to an enthralling insight into the world of big wild trout hunting on the Rivers Wye, Dove & tributaries. Glen Pointing was as entertaining as informative on all thing dry fly and his goal to create THE Dry Fly that transcends all others.

November 2016 Meeting

He was aided & abetted by Adam Stafford (Wet Your Knot, Mouse & Keyboard Operative), Phil Ratcliffe (GAIA, FFF, pro guide), Scott Webster (big game stalker), Mark Brando (river/game keeper) and Tim Roberts (Islay Scottish Loch’s) – thanks guys for a great evenings chat.

Adam Stafford (Wet Your Knot), Phil Ratcliffe (GAIA, FFF, pro guide)  Scott Webster (big game stalker)  Mark Brando (river/game keeper)  Tim Roberts (Islay Scottish Loch’s)

Also there was Toby from Funky Fly Tying, who has the best selection of fly tying gear & tackle around…

Funky Fly Tying

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to the evening, table & chair stackers, washer uppers, food providers and of Course John Aplin for his continued enthusiasm – looking forward too the next meeting already..

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November 2016 Meeting Announcement

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its first winter social gathering in West Stafford Village hall on Friday the 4th of November 2016

starting at 7.30pm

Just look at the amazing evening we have lined up for you all… 

Dry Fly River fishing obsession in northern England.

River Derbyshire wye

River Dove

River Welsh Dee

River Welsh Severn

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We shall be showing our fishing experiences on the iconic Derbyshire Wye which is unique to a wild rainbow trout that has been in the river since 1800s and by freak accident managed to sustain a wild population.

Also the River Dove (froome grayling)  and the Welsh Dee and Severn shall be included in the talk.

The talk shall be directed at dry fly fishing techniques  for preoccupied trout and grayling…flys shown shall be ones that are not known in the public eye.

Phil Ratcliffe (GAIA, FFF pro caster and guide ) will be on hand with casting techniques and questions to improve your line control.

The talk will be very informal and we would like all club members to join in the chat.

Some high res trout porn images shall be displayed on the projector.

Fishing stories will also be on the talk with some major success and failures.

After the chat and “Buffet break” we will have scott Webster at the vice showing his awesome ‘working’ flys.

Mark Brando will be selling a selection of wild pelts that cannot be purchased anywhere.

Glen Pointon (living the dream fly fishing blog,  team wychwood game rivers, Haddon estate Wye fly fishing guide)

Phil Ratcliffe (GAIA, FFF, pro guide)

Scott Webster (big game stalker)

Mark Brando (river/game keeper)

Tim Roberts (Islay Scottish Loch’s)

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http://www.philratcliffeflyfishing.co.uk/flyfish/?page_id=71

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http://www.caerswsanglingassociation.com/

  • 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. 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.  Entrance for this winters gatherings will again be free of charge.
  • The heating and website will again be sponsored by West Dorset Foodie
  • The Dorset Wildlife Trust through the Dorset Wild Rivers Project have again very kindly sponsored the hire of the village hall for the  Dorset Chalk Stream Club

March 2016 Meeting Announcement

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its fourth winter social gathering in West Stafford Village hall on Friday the 18th March 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 speakers will be Jacob Drew and Sarah Williams “Dorset Wild Rivers Project – Past and Future” 

**The famous Chalk Stream Club buffet break**

After the break Roger Genge and Nick Gray will give their talk on “Fish passes, Woody debris, and Stoned gateways – Restoring West Dorset’s rivers and streams

*Chalk Stream Club Fly Tier Brian Cleverton will be selling his Grayling and Trout flies and taking orders for your favorite 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.  Entrance for this winters gatherings will now befree of charge. The heating and website will now be sponsored by West Dorset Foodie
  • The Dorset Wildlife Trustthrough the Dorset Wild Rivers Project have very kindly sponsored the hire of the village hall for the  Dorset Chalk Stream Club

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February 2016 Meeting

First on was Fiona Bowles (Water Environment and Catchment Specialist) who very kindly gave us an update on the Poole Harbour Catchment Initiative and how Wessex Water is keen to get everyone involved in this initiative – for more details head to their website.

Fiona Bowles (Water Environment and Catchment Specialist)

Our second speaker was David Burton “A river runs through IT” – a hugely entertaining presentation about David’s early years as a fly fisherman and his steep learning curve into a fisherman that now catches some fine looking trout from our local rivers.

 David Burton

We then had a food break, enjoying all the wonderful plates of food that members had brought along…

Then it was the turn of Richard Miller & John Thorpe, who talked about their holiday fishing the Oykel and Knoydart, up on the west coast of Scotland. It is one of the remotest spots in the UK and also some of the most unspoilt fisheries – I can imagine a few more Dorset folk heading that way in the very near future.

John Thorpe

Richard Miller