Durham Fly fishers v Tunstal Fly fishers Sat 2 June 2018

9 May

Thanks to Tunstall Flyfishers for their hospitality. Austin for the pies and Jim Blair for continually taking the P*** out of everyone at every opportunity and really making us all feel very welcome.

An excellent days fishing in spite of the sometimes torrential rain.

The friendly competition finished in a draw with 21 fish to each team.



Once again, Tunstall Fly fishers have graciously offered to host the annual Tunstall FF versus DFF  friendly competition on the bank and in the boat at Tunstall Reservoir.

Meet 9 am.

Anyone interested, Please contact John Hartland by 26 May.






DFF Summer Rainbows 19 May, Langley Dam, 9 am Meet

13 Apr

Mike Burnside, Jim Vasey, Gavin Cleminson and John Hartland had a very enjoyable day. Fishing in bright conditions in a variable wind.

They caught 15 fish between them and Gavin kept these 4.






Anyone interested, Please contact John Hartland by 20 April.





5 boats provisionally booked which need to be confirmed by 20 April.


DFF Winter Finale… Table Top Bring & Buy with Pie & Peas Supper – Thursday 22 March 2018

19 Mar


Well another winter season comes to an end albeit reluctantly with all this snow and wind …this recent weather is a bummer !! but I know everyone is really looking forward to the New Trout Season ….. sunshine, leaves on trees, hatching flies and rising trout.

To bring in the New 2018 Season we are having a Table Top Bring & Buy Sale on Thursday together with our infamous DFF Pie & Peas Supper.


So please please bring along all your surplus or unwanted fishing paraphernalia, tackle clothing, books etc to sell swap or just share the love.  See you all on Thursday night.


Howard Croston Presentation – “Competition Efficiency –  make more of your day on the River” – Thursday 8th February

5 Feb

This is a real treat for Durham Fly Fishers a fantastic presentation & talk from Howard Croston

“Competition efficiency –  make more of your day on the water  (Rivers) “

Pt 1 – Rigging for efficiency

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Pt 2- Applying competition logic to pleasure fishing

A passionate fly angler for more than 30 years Howard has fly fished in excess of 20 countries for more than 40 species.

He has represented England in excess of 20 times at every level from home internationals in all three disciplines to European and world championships in both casting and Fishing, placing twice in the top ten individually alongside team gold and team bronze medal finish’s.

A qualified casting instructor and monthly contributor to FFFT, Howard has also worked in the fishing tackle industry in excess of 20 years both in product design and development and Global brand management, he is currently the Fly product engineer for Pure fishing .

Just to prove its not all fishing Howard also holds a Brown belt in kick boxing so big respect !!

Arrive at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.

Members Free

Member’s Guests £5

Fur & Feather 2017

31 Dec

Well done to those that made it to Sharpley for the 2017 DFF Fur & Feather.

9 Anglers caught 21 fish so well done especially Top Rod John Hartland… Chad still has the Trophy so will get it presented soon.

Makes a nice change to have a photo of Chalky as he normally takes all the photos…here he is skimming one over the ice….   Oooooh    Errrr     Ha Ha

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and here’s to a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2018

Chalky F&F 2017

DFF Fur & Feather – Sharpley Springs Friday 29th December – Meet at 9.00am

23 Dec

Blow away the cobwebs and those extra mince pies and see you next Friday at Sharpley Springs for our 2017 Fur & Feather.


I haven’t managed to get hold of  Simon regarding  a group payment so we will just have to go with the flow when you get there.

Meet at 9.00-9.30am for a 10.00 start and finish at 3.00pm.

DON’T forget to bring a bottle or present for the table.

Merry Christmas     Stuart


Christmas Special — Pie & Peas & Raffle – 14 December

11 Dec


This Thursday is our Christmas Pie & Peas special night. Just a bit of criac, maybe a bit of fly tying have a raffle and to sort out our Fur & Feather Date & Venue between Christmas & New Year.

Stuart has organised Steak Pies from Robinsons of Wingate as they were so popular last time and are bloomin’ gorgeous !!…. only one each  Kevin !!!!