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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 !!!!




Flies for Pike – Tying Demo with Anth (Pikey) McKenna – Thursday 23 Nov 2017

22 Nov


DFF, W&DAC & Grayling Society (Area 11) Grayling Day – River Wear 19th November 2017

22 Nov

A brilliant day with well over 100 grayling caught

A very BIG thanks to: Willington & District Angling Club, Shaun Debra & Cieran for the hosting and refreshments and of course  Trevor  who is now our official Baker !!!. Also to Rod Calbrade (GS Secretary) for coming to visit us and for everyone who came along.

The feedback has been excellent.

A few pics courtesy of Chalky & Anth and some more fishy grayling pics to follow….