Yeoman of England,31 High Street, Wooton,Northampton NN4 6LP
Time: 7:45pm for 8:00pm till 10.00pm
This year’s winter programme is focused on river fishing; not as a replacement for reservoir fishing but as a complement. Many club members fish rivers both at home and abroad when on holiday. We have 3 highly respected speakers, each of whom is a very experienced angler. All 3 talks will be especially relevant to those members planning to fish Wherwell. There will be a break around 9pm for refreshments and a raffle.
November 8th 2018 – A River Anglers Year - Stuart Crofts
Stuart is a Yorkshireman born & bred and has specialised in fly-fishing for over 40 years. He has been a fly-fishing guide since 1998. As well as a passionate “pleasure” fisherman he also fished in many fly-fishing competitions and represented England on numerous occasions, including six World Fly Fishing Championships and six European Championships. In addition, he was Captain of the gold medal winning England Rivers Home International Team in June 2000.
December 13th 2018 – Grayling Fishing - Ben Bangham
Ben is a highly experienced fisherman and proved this when he won individual gold in the 5 Nations for Team England in 2015 and became the English Rivers Champion. He has made numerous videos on grayling fishing and also fishing for carp and pike on the fly. He has designed a number of very successful grayling fly patterns – the most well know probably being the Disco Shrimp. Ben will tie a few of his favourite patterns which will then feature in the raffle. This talk will be very helpful for anyone considering going on the club trip to fish the river Test at Wherwell in February.
January 10th 2019 – River Fishing - Alex Jardine
Alex (yes Charles’ son) has fished for the England Youth Team, representing them at World Championship level over a 4 year period winning a team Bronze and a highest individual finish of 7th in the world. He has travelled extensively, looking after groups of people and guiding them as well as giving numerous casting demonstrations alongside his father. Alex ties flies for the Partridge hooks and Funky Fly Tying pro teams, and is a qualified casting instructor working with companies such as Guideline, Fulling Mill, Hunts Original to improve and create new products.
His day to day work is with Aardvark McLeod, specialising in international fishing travel. His list of fishing destinations includes the American West, East Coast USA, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, Bosnia, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Venezuela, Seychelles, Mongolia, South Africa and New Zealand.
February 14th 2018 – MNTFA Members
This month’s event will feature club members tying their favourite, go to, flies. Not in presentation format but each with their own table, tying their favourite flies and answering any questions. The audience is encouraged to roam freely, asking questions as they go. We hope to have around 6-8 separate fly tyers covering lures, wets, dries, emergers, nymphs and river flies.
March 14th 2018 – AGM
Yeoman of England is situated at 31 High Steet, Wooton,Northampton NN4 6LP
Directions are available on their website