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 –

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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 –
  • 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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