Christmas Grayling Treat

POSTPONED to a later date

Charles Jardine as you know is an avid supporter of the Dorset Chalk Stream Club.

Charles has very very kindly offered to run a Grayling workshop for those who attend our Dorset Chalk Stream Club and for members of the Dorchester Fishing Club.

Friday 27th December 9.30am for a 10.00am start. (Subject to river levels)

Meet at the Dairy House, West Stafford, DT2 8AL

We will have the use of the Home Beat (at the Dairy House) and the rather special DFC Lower Water Beat at Bockhampton.

Please bring a picnic lunch with you.

The Grayling day is FREE of charge and is first come basis, but we will pass a hat around at the end of the day for a donation to Charity that Charles supports “Fishing for Schools”

Please ping me an e mail (ASAP) to let me know you are coming. or give me a ring on 01305 257490

Whitfield Hatches

Christmas 2013 Meeting

What a Christmas cracker of a night, the wind was howling outside but inside there was lots and I means lots of fishy talk. Huge thanks to all our guest speakers:

Zoe Pittaway who is the Catchment Coordinator Wessex, gave us an overview of her work on the Frome & Piddle Catchment Initiative, co-ordinating all the organisations to achieve the maximum results on the Frome & Piddle catchment area.

Next up was Stephen Gregory who talked about the hugely important work by the GWCT at the River Lab at East Stoke. Plus a recent photograph of a 135cm salmon swimming through the salmon counter!!! also Stephen’s blog to see his slides from tonights talk

We then enjoyed another amazing buffet meal (thanks to all who brought food) Here is the recipe for the smoked grayling pate that went down well, just substitute the mackerel with grayling smoked mackerel pate

Then we enjoyed a fascinating talk by Christina Tooley, proprietor of “Chevron Hackles” ( on what it takes to breed and produce such amazing hackles perfect for the fly tying world.

Last but by no means least, Charles Jardine provided us with another entertaining talk on this years trip to Iceland, catching huge trout (7lb!) on size 22 dry flies! Interested, you should be – more details here

Huge thanks to all the helpers and to John Aplin for all his enthusiasm and effort – three cheers for John…..