Handling of Fish out of Water.

May I respectfully remind all members of our Catch and Release policy within LADFFA, other than non-indigenous fish, like to e.g. Rainbows.
I appreciate that we sometimes like to share our success via Whatsapp, etc but would refer members to the website of KEEPEMWET. Useful information and advise, which LADFFA support.
Please continue to have a successful season. Tightlines, Steve Clarke. Secretary. asclarke647@gmail.com or 07754 621012.

Working Party. River Hamps. Winkhill. Saturday 11th May. 09.30hrs.

Will those members able to attend this working party please meet in Station Road, Winkhill, for 09.30hrs. Please bring suitable wading clothing, gloves and hand tools suitable for removing thick overgrown vegetation, overhanging branches, etc. May well have to remove other debris! Estimated finishing time will be 12.30hrs. Bacon & /or sausage baps will be available late morning. Can members please let me know if they will be able to attend. Thank you again, have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend. Tightlines, Steve Clarke. Secretary. Mobile:07754 621012. Or asclarke647@gmail.com

Working Party. River Hamps. Saturday 11th May.

Morning everybody. Further to today’s cancellation, I have rearranged the next working party for the 11th May, meeting at 09.30 hrs in Station Road, Winkhill. Can you please let me know if you are able to attend. Have a good weekend, tightlines, Steve Clarke

River Hamps Working Party and new parking area.

Due to adverse weather forecast for tomorrow it has been decided to cancel the above working party. All those to whom I knew were coming have been advised, but thank you to those who were planning on coming anyway.I will post a news note when the next party is to be, hopefully middle to late May before the Mayfly.

On a positive note, I have recently agreed with Mr Spinks, Papermill Farm, Winkhill that we can park in the lay-by immediately in front of his farm. For those new to the association, this farm is right on the side of the A523, travelling east towards Ashbourne. I will be erecting a LADFFA sign there in next few days to indicate to members where to park. Please recognise that this is someone’s home and work place so do not obstruct any gate ways. Members can now walk down through the farm into the field where our lower beat finishes. Thus avoiding parking in Dukes Lane and negotiating that ‘boggy’ filed!!

Have a good week-end all, tightlines, Stephen Clarke.Hon Secretary.

Secretary ‘s Correct Email address

Please note that my correct email address is asclarke647@gmail.com. The handbook on website will be amended accordingly. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this error.

  1. Stephen Clarke  Hon Secretary


Working Party River Hamps. Saturday 27th April.

Good morning all, hope you all had a good Easter. This is a polite reminder about the above. We shall be meeting at 09.30 hrs at Station Road, Winkhill which is the top end of our waters. Parking between the main road, A523 and the stile in Station Road. Thank you to those who have already advised me of their attendance. Enjoy the rest of your week, tightlines  Steve Clarke  Hon Secretary. Mobile:07754621012 or asclarke647@gmail.com

R. Churnet, Lords Bridge and R. Hamps. Winkhill. 12th April 2019. Upper Dove. Crowdecote.

Lords Bridge. The road between Oakamoor & Ramblers Retreat, Red Road, is currently closed. It is hoped will be open again next week. Lords Bridge is still accessible though, via Red Road from Alton.

R. Hamps working party, Saturday 27th April. For those able to attend this working party can you please bring suitable wading gear and either bow saw, loppers or strong secateurs. The majority of the work will be wading downstream and tidying up overhanging bushes, trees, removing dead trees and or other artifacts.  ( I removed a car battery this morning, then spent the rest of the day looking for the car.)

Since the Waltonians  took over part of our fishing upstream, r/hand bank above Ludwell Farm, we have had to change the boundary signage. This was due to an oversight on their part when originally siting their signs. This has now been rectified and the start of their water, downstream from Crowdecote starts at the Pump House boundary wall, not the next field down.

Tightlines, Stephen Clarke. Secretary.


Working Party. River Hamps. Saturday 27th April. 09.30 hrs.

I have arranged a working party on the Hamps on the 27th April. Those members able to attend are asked to meet on Station Road, Winkhill at 09.30hrs. The entrance to these waters will be over the style on Station Road so members are requested to park between the style and main road. Depending on numbers, part of the party will go to Papermill Farm and work upstream towards Station Road.

Please bring suitable tools, e.g. brushing hooks, loppers, hand saws. (no power tools I’m afraid). Also some wading will be required. I expect to finish about 13.00hrs. Look forward to meeting you there. If you are able to attend please let me know on either 07754 621012 or asclarke647@gmail.com.hank you, tightlines, Stephen Clarke. Secretary.



Season 2019.

Good afternoon everybody. Not long now before we can all get out and catch some trout. I wish you all a very successful season this year.

If you have paid and not received your membership card for 2019, please let me know asap. If you haven’t paid, then this will be the reason why you haven’t received your membership card.(However there is still time so contact me asap.)

I would like to remind all members of the social events that have been organised and would recommend that those who will be interested in either one or both of Don Stazicker’s presentation (14th May) and Peter Arfield’s Tenkara evening (13th June) , please let me know of their interest.

LADFFA will be represented at the London Fly Fair next week, 22nd-23rd  March, Islington Business Design Centre. All visitors, past and present members will be most welcome.

Tightlines everyone. Stephen Clarke. Hon. Secretary. (asclarke647@gmail.com or 07754 621012.)