I am hoping to get out to a local Coarse fishery sometime in mid-September (2020) to chase Carp with fly. I have heard of some encouraging news recently, concerning our usual venue. Anyone interested is welcome to contact me (details below). Of course social distancing will still need to be practised and netting of one’s own fish.

Normal rules for Carp fishing include the use of a large net and a weighing mat. A large set of weighing scales are also useful!


In the absence of a Fisheries Committee member, some members take it upon themselves to organise fishing outings to nearby fisheries, with other members and fishing friends.

In previous years a small group have been Carp Fly fishing at a nearby Coarse fishing complex. We start in mid summer (when the hot weather makes it difficult for trout fishing) and fish through to early autumn. Last year was the same and a select group met up on two occasions to try our luck (and skill!).

Needless to say one skillful member, who told me that this was his first encounter with Carp on fly, was very successful on both occasions. I think he may be hooked!

Due to Coronavirus sweeping acrosss the UK, the Carp Group meeting this summer is now in doubt. I will contact those members who were part of the Group in 2019 to determine if it is possible that the Group can meet up this summer. But we must all be mindful of social distancing and the threat of infection.

I plan to resurrect the Group for this summer and a list was displayed at the February meeting. Interested members will be contacted nearer the time in the summer.

Following on from the Carp Group, I have been having mixed results with my fly fishing for Pike fishing at my local club. However, I am considering pursuing this type of predator fishing later this year. There are a couple of day ticket venues locally in Surrey which allow Pike Fly fishing. So if anyone is interested, please contact me:  (administrator@surreyflydresser.org)

Again, coronavirus infection is likely to delay this activity, until later in the year.