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Winter Workshops and Speaker Evenings. The Committee are monitoring the situation and when we know the position regarding the booking of the Memorial Hall Committee Room and up-to-date Government Advice a decision will be made.

CFT&FFC Fishing Day Out – Draycote Saturday 25 July 2020

Keith nets his first fish, first cast!

This was the first Fishing Day Out of this season for CFT&FFC because of Covid-19, and had just Keith Allison, Mark Robson and John Gamon and John Goldie fishing for the ‘Secretary’s Plate’, awarded for the biggest fish weighed in.  Earlier in the week the weather forecast for Draycote on the Saturday had been pretty awful with a likelihood of thunder and lightning.  But on the day the weather was not nearly so bad.  The morning started with heavy overcast skies and a fresh SW breeze. Keith and Mark were first off the jetty and headed for Rainbow Corner – most boats were fishing off the dam for a little bit of shelter from the wind.  By the time the John’s arrived on the scene, Keith was netting his first fish, taken on a DB with his first cast!  In the first hour Keith caught another 2 fish and John Ga had a couple on but lost them.

As the morning progressed the wind picked up and became quite unpleasant and made the fishing quite tough.At lunchtime we anchored in the small bay behind the tower and had a very convivial hour of chatting about all sorts.  By the time lunch was over we realised that the wind had eased off and turned to the west so that we could have a good long drift along the north shore – and there were fish rising!  The weather stayed very pleasant until 3.00pm when the heavens opened, but we continued fishing until the agreed 5.00pm for the weigh-in – by which time the rain had stopped and the sun was starting to show through the cloud.  But a weigh-in was completely unnecessary as after that first hour none of us had as much as a pull so Keith was the very worthy winner of the ‘Secretary’s Plate.  Especially as Keith went back out again after dropping off Mark and had some good evening action on dries! 

Talking to other anglers coming off the water, it was evident that it had been a tough day for most people, with some exceptionally good anglers catching just a few fish or finishing with a dry net.  But the adage that ‘there’s more to fishing than catching fish’ was as true as ever and we all had a great day and it was so good to be able to get out fishing together again.

Club Information

We are a long established club which in a friendly and informal group have been meeting to tie flies and talk about our fishing exploits. After 30 years we have decided to change our club name from the Chiltern Branch of the Fly Dressers’ Guild to the Chiltern Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Club which we think reflects a more modern outlook and terminology.

We have a number of excellent fly tyers who demonstrate at shows and events; they also train newcomers in all the techniques necessary to tie successful flies. Members are encouraged to improve their techniques and assistance is always available to help achieve a better understanding of fly tying.

Throughout the season we organise informal fishing days, we have experienced members who are willing to instruct newcomers in the various skills needed to catch fish.

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Chiltern Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Club

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Our club nights are held at the Great Missenden Memorial Hall, they run from September until April on Thursday evenings from 19:30 – 22:00. Three meetings are held every month:

  • The second Thursday of the month is beginner one-to-one instruction and group improver night.
  • The third Thursday of the month is our very popular ‘Invited Speaker’ evening when top personalities in the fly tying and fishing world demonstrate their skills.
  • The fourth Thursday of the month is a led workshop when one of the members demonstrates step by step how to tie particular flies, often those tied during the speaker evening.

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The memorial Hall in Great Missenden, post code HP16 9AE, is situated just off the A412 the road from Aylesbury to Amersham.
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Annual Adult membership is £20
Junior membership (under 18) is £5

In addition we charge £4 for the workshop evenings, our speaker evenings are £5 including raffle and refreshments.

We run a number of fishing competitions and a number of informal outings. Please see programme for details.

We are a Branch of the Fly Dressers’ Guild (FDG) and all members of the Club must also hold membership of the Guild. There are a number of benefits with membership, a regular magazine and public liability insurance.

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