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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

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

Wear Rivers Trust – Steve Hudson Presentation – Thursday 24 November 2016

14 Nov


Wear Rivers Trust Senior Project officer, Steve Hudson will be coming along to give us an update of the work of the trust since their last appearance back in 2013. Since then the trust have been busy removing barriers to migratory fish, building fish passes, working with farmers to reduce runoff from farm land to improve water quality, delivering European funded research projects and working with schools to educate future generations of the importance of projecting our rivers. The trust was created in 2008 and Steve was employed as the only paid member of staff in 2010. Since then the trust has seen a rapid expansion, now employing 5 full time staff and one part time education officer.

The trust relies heavily on volunteers helping with survey work, project development and practical delivery so feel free to discuss how you can help support the amazing work of the trust on Thursday 24th November.

See you all on  24th Start Time 8.00pm

Picture below.. Steve getting in amongst it….steve-2.JPG

Fly Tying Demo Tonight “My Top Indicator Flies” – Anthony McKenna

10 Nov

A brilliant demo….Thanks Anth

anth-fly-tyingThursday 10 November 2016 8.00pm start
Our very own Anthony Mckenna will be demonstrating and tying a few of his top indicator flies for duo fishing or Klink & dink as some prefer to call it

Here’s a taster……


Coming up soon…..

30 Jan

Thursday 11th February – Bring & Buy/ Book Swap Night with a Fly Tying Demo from our very own Peter Clark (subject to be confirmed)

Thursday 25th February – Fly Tying Evening

Saturday  March Date to be confirmed  (11.00am – 3.00pm)- Presentation and Fly Tying Demo with (Martin Stewart

NOT TO BE MISSED – Christmas DFF Special – 10 December

9 Dec

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Well its nearly Christmas so let the festivities begin…
Tomorrow (10th December) we have a fun packed evening:
– Mike Burnside: Demo a few of his best salmon flies;
– Christmas Raffle…feel free to donate a prize if you can??

and of course our legendary Pies & Peas and banter

Start 8.00pm

TONIGHT….Fly Fishing USA a Talk about flyfishing in Montana Yellowstone & Colorado

26 Nov

Fly Fisghing with The Durham Fly Fishing Company

2015 Roadtrip USA

Stuart will be providing a talk about his September fly fishing trip to the USA fishing for Cutthroats, Rainbows Browns and Whitefish in the company of Bears & Buffalos !! should be different !!