Archive | March, 2017

Durham Fly Fishers – Fly Fishing Days 2017 – Tunstall & Langley Dam

29 Mar

Just a heads up and a little reminder for everyone….

TUNSTALL -v- DURHAM FLY FISHERS – Saturday 13th May 2017

Our annual friendly boat and bank competition against Tunstall Fly Fishers with a buffet too is not to be missed.

8.30am meet at Tunstall for 9.00am start

Tunstall Map


SUMMER RAINBOWS – LANGLEY DAM – Saturday 3 June 2017

A fun day for everyone.. only 5 boats available so get your name down quick

8.30am meet at Langley Dam for 9.00am start.

Langley Dam Map

Langley Dam Website


PLEASE CONTACT John Hartland to confirm your attendance for either or both events as it is important to know how many will be attending       Email John     Tel/Txt: 07952 834228


Angling Trust Tees Fisheries Forum 29th March 2017 7.00pm

27 Mar
Angling Trust North East (Tees) Fisheries Forum
29th, March, 2017

The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington,  DL1 5RP

Tea & Coffee served from 6.40pm

Meeting begins 7.00pm

In association with the Environment Agency

This meeting is open to all anglers and fishery owners and is free to attend

This meeting is free to attend and open to all. It is aimed at ALL freshwater anglers, Coarse and Game. It is a key opportunity to hear about the work of the Environment Agency and Angling Trust and is a chance to tell us what YOU think our priorities should be. Plus updates from key organisations in your area.

It looks like being a fascinating meeting, so if you love angling and live within reach of the venue, make sure you attend.

If there is a specific question you would like to ask or a topic you would like to raise at the meeting please let us know well in advance by emailing

There is still time if you haven’t already registered, just click the link below:


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Pics & Flies from Dave Southall Demo 23 May 2017

25 Mar

‘A Fly For All Seasons’ with featured Guest Speaker Dave Southall …Thursday 23 March 7.30pm start Durham Fly Fishers

7 Mar

Source: ‘A Fly For All Seasons’ with featured Guest Speaker Dave Southall …Thursday 23 March 7.30pm start Durham Fly Fishers

‘A Fly For All Seasons’ with featured Guest Speaker Dave Southall …Thursday 23 March 7.30pm start Durham Fly Fishers

7 Mar

As a finale to our 2016/17 programme we’re going out with a bang and have Dave Southall coming to do a presentation and demo/tie some flies.

‘A Fly For All Seasons’ a presentation which covers the invertebrates on rivers & still waters throughout the year & the flies that Dave uses to imitate them followed by a Demo tying some of his most useful patterns.

Dave lives in Driffield, East Yorkshire,  close to the famous Driffield Beck chalk stream. He started fly fishing at the age of 14 but in his early 20s  was seduced by mountaineering and at the age of 40 mountain biking. As a result he had over 20 years without fly-fishing! Then in 1998  he damaged his back in a mountain bike accident and returned to his old love of fly-fishing and was once again hooked!

His passion is for river fly-fishing, particularly dry fly, using imitative patterns (often fish with CdC flies as small as size 30). Grayling are his favourite fish. He is obsessed by the search for perfect presentation of the fly, which is why he is an avid Tenkara addict. Presentation is the reason that in 2012 he became fascinated by the Italian Style of casting and is a UK Instructor . he is also passionate about protecting our rivers and is a member of the Wild Trout Trust, Grayling Society, Yorkshire Wild Life Trust and  a trustee of the East Yorkshire Rivers Trust and local coordinator for the River Flies Monitoring Initiative. In addition he is vice chairman of the Pickering Fishery Association (fishing club) and chairman of the East Yorkshire Fly Dressers club and regularly writes articles for Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine and the Grayling Society Magazine. He has have fished all over the world; Austria, Slovenia, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, New Zealand, USA and Canada and has some great knowledge & insights to share.


Oh  nearly forgot… we will have our end of season Pie & Peas supper too

Guests are welcome as long as advance notice is given to Secretary a small cover charge of £5.00 will apply for Guests