Welcome to Mid Northants Trout Fishers Association. We are one of the oldest fly fishing clubs in the country having started in 1952 to improve trout fishing in the area for local people. Our early history can read by opening the PDF file MNTFA History at the bottom of this page
Today we have some excellent trout fishing facilities and our club is helping anglers to learn more, develop skills and help remind you that the best way to get better is to get out and go fishing.
To help with this, we offer a significant number of benefits to our club members:-
We have a thriving mixed membership of very experienced anglers and relative novices and cater for all. We are a friendly club with members prepared to help one another with all aspects of fly fishing and fly tying.
The MNTFA offers all of this for only £15 per annum,which means you can choose which aspect of the club you want to be part of. It's a bargain,helps fishing and helps you. How can you resist?
If you would like to join us, please complete the application form which you will find in the membership section of the website.
Welcome to the 2019 season
Hi all, it has been 12 months almost since I was re-elected as chairman where has that time gone? I’m sure we all say that.
The new year has not started off too well with the passing of Ian Pow let’s keep our fingers crossed that there are no more this year.
As a club we donated £25.00 to the Willen Hospice as opposed to a wreath, this was the wish of Pam, Ian’s wife.
The past year as far as the fishing is concerned has been good for some of our main waters, Rutland and Graham have been up and down not really a good year for either but Pitsford has been excellent right up until mid-December. I’ve had members telling me it’s been the best for years and that’s good to hear, congratulations to the local Anglian Water team of management and rangers.
Ravensthorpe has produced some good bags with a majority of the fish being caught on small flies and buzzers, they will be one of the first waters to open on the 22nd of February 2019.
The predatory fishing has been as ever popular with some big pike being caught and there’s a few guys trying with the fly rod and producing results.
Our monthly winter meetings were poorly attended we put this down to the emphasis on river fishing. Next winter we shall endeavour to have a more varied programme, even so the speakers we did have were very interesting, well done Derek.
Once again the summer matches were well attended and some good bags of fish caught.
These are very popular events, well done Terry for all the hard work you put into these events.
Again this coming summer we shall be holding our Saturday casting events and thanks to all the club members that help out.
As a club we shall be doing the adult learning - catch your own trout - days in May and September. This is quite a popular event thanks to Seumas’s hard work and all the level 1 and 2 coaches that help out, there are other events we shall be putting on around the county and you will be able to pick up the dates and venues for these in our newsletter.
Kelmarsh is on again this year over the Easter weekend so I shall be looking for volunteers for this, talk to myself or Seumas if you are interested both casters and fly tiers.
We are looking to have a BBQ this year not sure of the dates yet so keep your eyes open in the news letters.
So to finish off I’d like to say thank you to all the committee members for all your hard work you put in to keep the club up and running without you we wouldn’t have a club.
All have a good season and catch lots of trout, hopefully see you on the bank.
Don Moore .
click here for your MNTFA history summary in PDF format