February Meeting Announcement

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its next social gathering in West Stafford Village hall on Friday 27th February  starting at 7.00pm

We are absolutely thrilled (seriously excited)  to have Budgie Price and Trevor Harrop from The Avon Roach Project with us for the evening, I can tell you that these two guy’s (not forgetting the huge amount of supporters) work with Roach and the River Avon, will leave your hearts sevearly warmed, and inspire you to get out and do just a little bit more for your river….

Trevor and Budgie will also show the fabulous Roach Movie made by Hugh Miles… http://www.avonroachproject.co.uk/avon-roach-project-roach-picture-gallery.html

Please take a good look at their website, I was at one of their presentations not so long ago… Amazing…..

Not forgetting, not so long ago the Frome had a good head of massive Roach…. Could we get them back???


  • 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 (f.o.c.), just give me a ring  01305 257490 or ping me an email –  john@riverworks.co.uk
  • Please bring friends along to meet fellow Chalkstream and flyfisher folk.
  • News on meetings coming in the new year.

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, map at the bottom of this link) just a short walk from the village.  

January Meeting

There are some days that will stay in your memory forever and today was such a day. It was the legend of flyfishing Charles Jardine’s birthday and to celebrate his son Alex and daughter Annabelle joined a small band of fellow anglers in John Aplin’s kitchen to eat bacon rolls, to plan the days grayling fishing and to sing Happy Birthday Charles….!


The day was a great success, with big grayling caught and of course even bigger grayling lost! (Glen!)

Lewis Hendrie & Frome Grayling

Then it was the main event at the Chalkstream Club, where Alex Jardine & his good friend Lewis Hendrie talked about the modern tactics used to target big fish, especially grayling. These two young anglers really put on a show and I know it stirred a lot of fisherman to really think & challenge their ‘traditional’ methods of flyfishing. (‘traditional’ in – I always fish this way)

Alex Jardine

Then there was the buffet break and Lewis & Alex were inundated with questions about their fishing and especially their grayling bugs!!

After the interval Lewis & Alex talked about their exploits in New Zealand and all I can say is I am totally relieved that I said ‘yes’ to a trip down under next year!! They did have a little technical problem with their slides, but at 23:00 they still had a queue of anglers with even more questions for them to answer.

A huge thank you to John Aplin for organising the days events, to Charles Jardine for the cheese and an even bigger thank you to Alex & Lewis who really are fantastic ambassadors for the art of flyfishing. Thanks also to all those who helped in the kitchen, pack away the chairs etc. the club couldn’t continue without you – thanks.

PS> Next meeting is on Friday 27th February 2015