ST MICHAEL FLY FISHERS
A Premier UK Club
Founded in 1987
Message from our Chair
We thank Vic Holloway our previous Chairman for the great service he has given the club over the past couple of years. This year, being our 36th anniversary, I am humbled to have been appointed Chairman of St Michael Fly Fishers, I hope to be able to continue the fine legacy of my predecessors. I stand in the company of many Great Chairmen of the past including our now Life President Geoff Brooks and for many years George Wilding.
One of my past aims, as vice chair, was to help increase numbers to a stable level where we can maintain and achieve exclusivity at all the venues we attend. This has always been a pre-requisite for the club and ensures we maintain a good level of sporting etiquette and excellence. We are long standing members of the Angling Trust and we work to uphold their fine traditions and help to maintain the environment in a sustainable way. As part of our drive for diversity and inclusivity we continue to offer free membership to junior members, under 14, if accompanied by an adult member.
Last year, as a club aim, we decided to help ensure the good health and peace of mind of our members, so we now carry a defibrillator to each of our events. Three of our members have now been trained to use the device and have a good degree of first aid training.
We have a very experienced and dedicated committee that over the past year has helped us increase our membership to 40, the highest number in over 10 years. We aim to further increase the diversity of our club, and with the help of great fisherman such as Charles Jardine, who will be attending our event at Lakedown, in East Sussex, in May, we hope to further encourage the young fisherman of the future, essential in maintaining the sport and tradition of Fly Fishing in this country.
Chairman Joe, with Geoff Brooks our Life President and Mike Littlestone our Club Secretary