TENKARA EVENING. PETER ARFIELD. DOVEDALE. THURSDAY 13th JUNE. 7.0pm.

Following the successful evening 2 years ago,  another member’s evening with Peter has been arranged for the above date. The evening will include Peter demonstrating the Tenkara techniques, with commentary and he will be available to answer any questions, etc that members may have.( Last time he brought some rods and accessories which members were able to purchase.)

It is anticipated that we shall arrange a small BBQ on the evening, the group will be limited to a maximum of 12 with a provisional cost of £25.00/head. Further details will be posted nearer the date but this is another date for your diaries. Should anyone be interested now, please let me know. Stephen Clarke. 07754 621012 or asclarke647gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Note for your diary. 14th May 2019. 7.30 pm. Black Lion. Cheddleton.

On this evening we have arranged a presentation, supported by video footage, from Mr Don Stazicker.

The title of the presentation is Riseforms – Can we tell what they are eating?
It looks at how trout rise, what triggers the rise and what can we tell from the riseform.
Ultra high definition video is used to investigate what takes place in a split second often out of sight beneath the surface of the river.
It might change how you think of dry flies forever.
Cost will be £6.00 per person, with a light buffet at the end. Don comes very highly recommended and usually has a ‘packed house’.
I will be sending out reminders nearer the date but should anyone wish to book a seat now, let me know.
Stephen Clarke. Secretary. 07754 621012 or asclarke647@gmail.com

BFFI Stafford Showground

Thank you to all those members who came to visit us at Stafford today and Saturday. A successful show for the associaion with five new members, possibly seven.Particular thanks to Chris Bignell, Paul Harvey and Irene Osborne for giving up their time to ‘man’ the stand. Also recieved a lot of general enquiries with flyers taken for further referance. Have a good week and thank you all again.

RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019.

A polite reminder for all current members to please arrange to renew your membership by the 1st March 2019. You may pay your fees via this website (either monthly or annual fee) , or BACS payment through your bank, again either monthly or annual fee, or by cheque (Payable to ‘Leek and District Fly Fishing Association’ annual payment only) sent to me at 10 Tuscan Close, Cheadle, Stoke on Trent. ST10 1HS.

Thanking you all and have a good week. Stephen Clarke. Hon. Secretary. LADFFA>

 

 

 

 

British Fly Fair International. Staffordshire County Showground. ST18 0BD. February 9th & 10th.

Once again LADFFA will be represented at this show and would welcome all current and previous members who would like to visit us.

Our stand can be found in the mini expo area, Hall 2.

Well worth a visit to this event where there is ample free parking with admission. £10.00 for one day or £17.00 for the two days. Under 16 yrs accompanied have free entry.

Look forward to seeing you there. Steve Clarke. Hon. Secretary.

AGM and other bits

The AGM in November went very well and the attendance this year was very encouraging. I thank all that came on the 24th

The survey that was sent out has had a great response with 105 returns from 120 sent, brilliant! The committee will go through the returns and will get back to the membership as soon as we can.

I would just like to wish you all a great Christmas and a good 2018. I trust that those who get out on to the river will have a great time and lots of tight lines.

Regards

Graham

Grayling Society events

I have been given the programme for the local Grayling Society upcoming events. I know some Ladffa members are already Grayling Society members and will probably have received this information but if not please see below.

For those who are not yet members the Grayling Society is well worth a look and  for members there are fishing days available on some exclusive waters during the winter months.

The calendar of event is as below;

Wednesday 18th October  Gary Walker “Cane rods”

November 8th Jon Beer ” Get Fat- Live longer and other surprising lessons we learn from Trout”

December 6th Charles Jardine as well as his presentation Charles will be talking about “Fishing 4 Schools initiative”

January 10th Stuart Crofts ” Caddisfly Magic” entomology, fly patterns and tactics

February 7th Don Stazicker “The surface film, how to make your flies sit in it, on it and underneath it”

March 7th Martin Pearce “Spies and flies” spies apparently enjoy fly fishing!

Fly tying evenings join in or sit and watch the “experts”

October 23rd, November 27th, January 29th, February 26th, March 19th

All the above are presented by Grayling Fishers, Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell. Time 7.30 pm cost £3.00

Remember The Ladffa annual dinner on the 13th October get your choices to me asap.

Also the AGM is during November and I’ll be sending out the information soon.

Tight lines

Graham

Uttoxeter fly fair

On 15th October Ladffa will have a stand at this years Uttoxeter Fly Fair held at the Uttoxeter Race course. This is a one day fair and is well worth a visit to pick those essentials before the winter confines us to the tying bench.

Graham

Grayling Society evenings

I have been given the programme for the local Grayling Society upcoming events. I know some Ladffa members are already Grayling Society members and will probably have received this information but if not please see below.

For those who are not yet members the Grayling Society is well worth a look and  for members there are fishing days available on some exclusive waters during the winter months.

The calendar of event is as below;

Wednesday 18th October  Gary Walker “Cane rods”

November 8th Jon Beer ” Get Fat- Live longer and other surprising lessons we learn from Trout”

December 6th Charles Jardine as well as his presentation Charles will be talking about “Fishing 4 Schools initiative”

January 10th Stuart Crofts ” Caddisfly Magic” entomology, fly patterns and tactics

February 7th Don Stazicker “The surface film, how to make your flies sit in it, on it and underneath it”

March 7th Martin Pearce “Spies and flies” spies apparently enjoy fly fishing!

Fly tying evenings join in or sit and watch the “experts”

October 23rd, November 27th, January 29th, February 26th, March 19th

All the above are presented by Grayling Fishers, Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell. Time 7.30 pm cost £3.00

Remember The Ladffa annual dinner on the 13th October get your choices to me asap.

Also the AGM is during November and I’ll be sending out the information soon.

Tight lines

Graham

 

 

 

 

 

Working party update/ annual dinner

I now have some further information regarding the working party on the Dove on September the 12th. Alex’s intention is to work on two, possibly three weirs, breaching and removing the “newer” top layer from the weirs.Tools required to include crowbars and muscle power!

Meeting at Milldale around 09.30 and walking downstream to the weirs in question, the plan is to complete the works by mid afternoon,so a drink and food would also be an advisable inclusion.

Any one who can make it on September the 12th, please contact me and I’ll pass on your names and details to Alex.

The information for Ladffa’s annual dinner has also been sent out last week, either via email or letter, but anyone who hasn’t received that information please get in touch and I’ll forward them to you.

Regards                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Graham