Summer Break

The Chalkstream Club had a great winter season of gatherings in West Stafford village hall, we would like to thank all our fabulous guest speakers and of course all of you who attended making those evenings great fun, not forgetting the amazing food and wine.. A big thank you also to the Wise Man for putting up with us and serving their fine ales.

The Salmon season has started, the Trout fishing begins on the 1st April so now is the time to get on and enjoy your fishing and of course our “Dorset Chalkstreams”

We hope to put together a casting / fishing clinic for later in the year so please watch this space.

Remember the Chalkstream Club photographic competition (friendly) these pictures will be looked at by us all at our first winter meeting in October. Helpers to sort, judge and perhaps donate a prize would be much appreciated.

Remember ALWAYS have a camera with you…

Perhaps stick in a few of your own words and a few jolly fishing pictures..

See you in a bit
John

2014 Winter Meeting

Our 7th Dorset Chalkstreams Club meeting and tonight we were full with close to 60 guests attending. Huge thank you to all the guest speakers and it was great to hear we have so many national experts in our area.

Huge thanks to everyone who brought food and great to see a lot more home made produce starting to appear. Also another huge thanks to everyone who helped wash up and pack the gear away at the end :)

Here are a few snaps from last nights meeting – the next one will be announced soon, so watch this space……

If anyone has any great ideas for a follow up meeting please contact John  john@riverworks.co.uk

Gyrodactylus salaris Controls in Norway – with Jonathan Hulland from CEFAS in Weymouth – a scary scenario with an even scarier solution!

Return of the Natives Project; tackling Himalayan Balsam along Dorset’s river corridors and slowing the spread of other invasive plants – with James Parkin Dorset Wildlife Trust
A concise(ish) look at Invasive and aquatic plant management – with Kevin Ackerman from Food and Environmental Ltd. These guys are tackling some of the toughest invaders of our land since the Vikings!!

We then enjoyed the huge array of food and some amazing cakes!

Alex Jardine from Aardvark Mc Leod International Fly Fishing Specialists – Alex talked through his years fishing here in the UK and further afield to warmer climates.