Speaker Evening – Caroline Emmet

The Guest Speaker on 22nd November 2018 was Caroline Emmet. Caroline is an Editor of the Fly Dresser, the journal of the Fly Dressers’ Guild which is published quarterly.

Caroline tied a number of flies, predominantly emergers based on the use of peccary quills, CDC and Elk hair. The peccary quill is a thick quill sourced from the Peccary, a small pig-like hoofed mammal with stiff quills that have alternate black/dark and cream segments. When tied as a body, a single quill creates dark and cream coloured sections reminiscent of [...]

November 23rd, 2018|

Bob Sharp’s 2018 River Report

Bob Sharp, Martin James and occasionally Keith Allison went river fishing from April through September 2018. This is Bob’s report of their experiences.

This summer’s weather has dictated the quality of the river fishing in the south of England. We have experienced floods, low water and lots of combinations in between. We delayed starting fishing until nearly the end of April, only to find the River Avon in flood! This was followed later in the year by very hot weather with open, bright blue skies which adversely affected the fishing.

Martin [...]

November 20th, 2018|

Wherwell Weekend 2018

November 18th, 2018|