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

February Meeting Announcement

The rather stormy weather continues, dust off your cobwebs and get to the next social gathering, an evening of fly fishing talks to wet your appetite for the coming spring :)

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its Third winter social gathering in West Stafford Village hall on Friday the 26th February 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 speaker will be Mr David Burton “A river runs through IT” David has spent a season or two sorting out a few good fish from the Piddle, the Frome and further afield, Dartmoor and Exmoor..

**The famous Chalk Stream Club buffet break**

After the break Mr Richard Miller and Mr John Thorpe will give their talk on “Tales of Salmon and Sea Trout from the Oykel and Knoydart”

*Chalk Stream Club Fly Tier Brian Cleverton will be selling his Grayling and Trout flies and taking orders for your favourite 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 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.  

The Dorset Wildlife Trust through the Dorset Wild Rivers Project have very kindly sponsored the hire of the village hall for the  Dorset Chalk Stream Club

Entrance for this winters gatherings will now be free of charge. The heating and website will now be sponsored by West Dorset Foodie

John E Aplin

Dorset Chalkstream Club