At the present time (Autumn 2021), Physical (in-person) meetings have recommenced at our usual venue (St. Lawrence Church Hall )


The December 2020 NEWSLETTER was released in early December. A second one was planned to have been released. If members have any items they wish to include in subsequent copies, please can they send contributions to the Secretary

We usually meet on the second Monday of every month for a fly-tying demonstration, fly-tying or fly-fishing related talk. These take place from September to the following May (inclusive).

There is usually a Raffle at each of our meetings, tickets are reasonably priced at £1 each and prizes are usually of a fishing related nature.

If any member has any spare (unused) flies or books or unwanted  presents (small items only, please) and wish to donate them to the Committee as raffle prizes, they would be most welcome. Prizes can be brought along to meetings.

Please see our 2021 Programme

Previous talks in 2020

Meetings and Presentations planned for 2020

Some of the later meetings were cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  The Committee hopes to re-arrange these meetings at a future date.

April 20 –  CANCELLED

Andy Lush “Fly Fishing for Barbel in Spain”

Andy is an all-round angler and specialist in predator fishing. He specializes in catching Pike, Perch and Zander with lures on the large reservoirs.  He will give a presentation on ‘Fly fishing for Barbel in Spain’ as he guides trips to Spain for Stillwater Barbel.


David Elliott (Vicuna Dubbing)

David Elliot of Vicuna dubbing will explain about the llamas and the unique fur that is used to tie flies.

Previous talks in 2020

The last meeting is shown first at the top:

March 9 Stuart Bladen – Flyfishing Alaska

More of Stuart’s flies and a resume of himself can be seen on his website http://www.pretty/

February 10 – Jon Larabee (HMH vices)

January 12 AGM

Previous talks in 2019

9 December – Simon Cooper (of Fishing Breaks)

Simon’s account of his Otter family is well documented in his recent book “The Otter’s tale”.

4 November – Barry Ord Clarke

14 October – Alan Middleton

9 September – Lee Hooper- River Flies

13 May – Lindsay Simpson

8 AprilDarrel Howard – Bergman’s Trout Flies

11 MarchCameron Craigs – “Flies and tactics for River Competitions”.

11 February Dave Taylor -The versatility of Peacock in Fly Dressing

14 January – Annual General Meeting

Previous talks in 2018

8 January 2018 – Annual General Meeting

12 February 2018 – Martin Stout from The Netherlands (fly tying)

12 March 2018 – Charles Jardine (Presentation)

9 April 2018 – David Taylor – (Presentation)

14 May 2018 (meeting cancelled)

September 10th – David Taylor (Fly tying)

October 8th – David Taylor (Fly tying)

November 12th Chris Reeves – (Presentation)

December 10 – The Chairman’s Traditional Quiz


Previous talks in 2017

9 January 2017 – Annual General Meeting

13 February 2017 – Dave Taylor gave an update on the BFFI and new materials available

10 March 2017 – Steve Skuce (Chair of The Grayling Society)

10 April 2017 – Lee Hooper- Fly tying (Stillwater patterns)

8 May 2017 – Dave Taylor- Fly tying (Caddis fly patterns)

11 September 2017 – Chris Reeves Fly tying

9 October 2017 – Ben Bangham (Presentation)

13 November 2017 – Alex Jardine (Presentation)

11 December 2017- Chairman’s Quiz


12 September 2016 – Peter Cockwill on Jurassic Lake, Argentina

10 October 2016 – David Taylor ties his favourite chalk stream fly patterns

27 November 2016 – Chris Ward on the history of rods

12 December – Christmas Extravaganza!