DFF Tweed & Teviot Grayling Fishing Day – Saturday 17 December 2016

14 Dec


Couldn’t resist using this photo of Mike B and the BIG one that got away !!

DFF Members & Guests ….Grayling Day this Saturday. Weather forecast is good although colder and wind will pick up from West.

Meet at Orvis shop in Kelso Town Square for permits at 9.30am and sort out beat allocations.

Fishing from 10.00am.  Plenty of places for breakfast or coffee etc in Kelso.

Kelso AA Map



This Thursday 8 December- Xmas Special …Tying Tips & Tricks and ….Pie & Peas Night

7 Dec

Tomorrow night we will have the camera and a vice and some tools/gear set up for anyone to get up and show our DFF Members a few of their tying tips and tricks.

There will be an update on our Seasonal Fur & Feather and a Grayling day North of the Border

…and of course what better way to celebrate the festive period…our famous pie & peas

See you all tomorrow


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

W&DAC Grayling Day – 20 November 2016

14 Nov

This coming Sunday November 20th is Willington & District Grayling Day which our DFF Grayling Anglers have been kindly invited by WDAC.

The idea behind the day is to get anglers interested in Grayling Fishing and to determine the levels of grayling present in our waters. The event will be attended by Stuart Wardle an England International Fly angler and Guide and Regional secretary for the Grayling Society who has a wealth of knowledge in relation to this beautiful fish and the techniques required.
Also in attendance will be members of the Grayling Society, who will be able to advise members on techniques and tackle to tackle these fantastic fish.
In addition Stuart will have some gear on hand to allow members to get a greater insight into the methods and have a hands on approach to Grayling fishing so please come dressed to fish.

The agenda for the day will be :
Meet at Jubilee Bridge carpark Grid Reference NZ 20859 34407, Nearest postcode DL15 0DJ. For approximately 10am with a view to commence fishing from 11am.
We are also aiming to have tea and coffee available for those that attend and everything to plan there will be soup available. The day is aimed at all angling abilities with enjoyment the key aim. For those anglers that want to fish we will be aiming to collect some data in relation to fish sizes, numbers and spread.
As a little taster we have also had a Rio Euro Nymph Fly-line donated to the event by Sandra at Jubilee Lakes/ Anglers Lodge to be given as a prize on the day.
For those of you that are interested in attending if you could let the secretary know at the earliest opportunity to ensure that there are sufficient refreshments available.
Of course this is an event totally reliant on the river levels.
If you’re interested in attending please contact Stuart Wardle to confirm as he needs to confirm arrangements with the Club

For more info on Willington & District Angling Club check out their website



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……


2016 AGM Thursday 27th October

23 Oct

Our 2016 AGM is this Thursday at Meadowfield British Legion to start at 8.00pm



will be held on THURSDAY, 27th OCTOBER 2016 COMMENCING AT 8.00PM PROMPT


Stuart Wardle



1.         The Minutes of the 2015 Annual Meeting held on 22nd October 2015 (to be circulated)

2.         Chairman’s Report

3.         Secretary’s Report

4.         Treasurer’s Report and Accounts

5.         Other Reports

6.         Election of Officers and Committee Members

  1. a) Chairman

  2. b) Vice-Chairman

  3. c) Secretary

  4. d) Assistant Secretary & Webmaster

  5. e) Treasurer

  6. g) Six Committee Members

7.         Dates and Venue of Future Branch Meetings – (Meadowfield British Legion 2nd &  4th Thursday each Month)

8.         2016/2017 Club Subscriptions (to be determined – currently £10).

9.         Club Constitution

To consider any amendments of which prior notice has been given to the Secretary.

10.       Future Events & Fly-tying Evenings

To consider options and agree diary of future events (Fishing Days Demos Presentations etc)

11.       Any other Items of Business of which prior written Notice has been given to the Secretary.

Summer Rainbow Fishing Lockwood Beck Reservoir Sat 4th June.

16 May

Meet at 9am, start when we are ready. Finish at 5 pm or when we have had enough.

Boats may be booked by contacting Gordon on  01287 660501 or 07973 779527

For more details about the fishery:-


Catch return Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th May