ST MICHAEL FLY FISHERS

  A Premier UK Club

Founded in 1987

8 Oct 2021

Dear All,

 

I am sure we are looking forward to returning to this fishery again having not been there since March of last year due to the pandemic.

It is now under new ownership, however the format will be the same, being tea, coffee, and cake on arrival, breakfast at 10.30, afternoon tea when we finish

and a 4 fish ticket. Cost will be the same as last year £55.

 

To date the following members have either paid a deposit, and or advised they will be attending :-

 

Messrs Bateman, Berloth, Bloom, Brooks, Burgess, Butler, Fine, Holloway, Littlestone, Price, Sahami, Ian Smith, Tom Smith, Toogood, and Tufo.

If everyone comes its only 15, that leaves us a little bit short, we ideally need a few more as we have exclusive use of the fishery. 

So if you are now not attending please let me know by return, and if you are not on the list but would like to attend let me know ASAP so I can confirm catering 

numbers. If anyone wants to bring a guest they are more than welcome.

 

Once I have heard from everyone I will send out Tom's payment sheet. Payment as usual by bank transfer, and if you wish to take part in the raffle please add £5 to your

remittance.

 

Meet at the fishery at 8am.

 

I look forward to hearing from you, and or seeing you on the 16th.

 

Kind Regards

 

Michael

 

Duncton Mill Fishery

Dye House Ln, Duncton, Petworth GU28 0LF

 

Take the M25 to Exit Number 9. Follow the A24 south. Take the A272 west to Petworth. Take the A285 4 miles south to Duncton. Pass through the village of Duncton, past the Cricketer’s Pub and past Seaford College. At the base of the South Downs, take left turn-off signposted ‘Sutton’ and with green Duncton Mill sign.

10 Sept 2021

CHANGE OF PLAN - SAT 18th SEPT

Dear All,

 

We are now going to FARMOOR RESERVOIR as Ravensthorpe is fishing extremely badly, lots of scum, and weed.

I will assume those who have said they were coming to Ravensthorpe will come to Farmoor, if not please let Tom know ASAP.

 

Gates open at 8am, and I have arranged for breakfast at the Waterside Cafe from 8.15 please pay individually. As a guide full English is £6.95 plus tea or coffee, but

if you want something lighter bacon or sausage rolls are available.

 

Cost which has been negotiated with the fishery for boat, 6 fish ticket, plus catch, and release will be £35. Tom will send revised payment sheet. There will be a good raffle should you want to participate add £5 to your remittance.

 

Now as it's nearer than Ravensthorpe, some other members may wish to come, please let Tom know ASAP on 07792 098167 so he can confirm  final boat numbers.

 

Farmoor insists you use only their life jackets. You will need your own landing nets.

We had a warning on our last visit about boats going too close to the bank, anglers please observe the distance rule.

 

Bring you own lunch.

 

Thats it, have a good day, and tight lines.

 

Kind Regards

 

Michael

9 September 2021

RAVENSTHORPE SAT 18th SEPT

Dear All,

 

My thanks to all of you whom have confirmed their attendance, and taking into account those who wish to fish together I have allocated the  7 boats as follows :-

 

Bill Berloth with Alan Carlton, Bob Fulton with Derek McKelvey, Joe Tufo with Colin Bateman, Geoff Brooks with Lou Fine,  Dave Broome with Peter Burdett, Brian Bloom with Alan Butler, Tom Smith with his Guest. In addition Ian Kelly will probably fish from the bank as he is recovering from an operation.

 

Breakfast has been booked at The Coach & Horses, Harborough Road, Brixworth NN6 9BX, and will be served at 07.30

From there up to the fishery which is 10 minutes away.

 

Cost for the day is £50 for Full English breakfast, boat, 6 fish ticket, plus catch, and release. There are no concessions on a Saturday.

CLICK HERE to see Tom's sheet showing the cost for each angler bearing in mind any deposits paid, Bill, and Alan Carlton not having breakfast, and Ian fishing from the bank. Payment by BACS please guys, and if you would like to participate in the raffle add £5 to your remittance.

 

Just a couple of other points being we have to use Ravensthorpe's landing nets, but you can use your own life jackets, or use one from the  fishery. I am sure I don't have to remind you that everyone must wear a life jacket.

 

Bring your own lunch.

 

I regret I will not be there as will be on holiday, so as of today please contact Tom directly if you can't make it, or anything else. His mobile is 07792 098167

 

Other than that I wish you tight lines, and look forward to seeing you all at DUNCTON MILL next month.

 

Kind Regards

 

Michael

4 June 2021

JOHN O GAUNT  SAT 12th JUNE PAIRS COMPETITION

Dear All,

 

The following have previously advised they would be attending, and paid a deposit.

Messrs Bateman, Bloom, Broome, Burdett, Burgess, Butler, Fulton, Haskins, Holloway, Littlestone, Maguire, Martin, Sahami, Tom Smith, and Tufo. In addition Lynda Foster is coming with Dave Brome.

 

As I need to confirm breakfast numbers please only let me know if you are now not able to attend.

If you are not on the list, and would like to come let me know ASAP. We do need a minimum of  20 as we have booked the fishery for our exclusive use. 

 

Once I know the final numbers I will do the pairings, and send to you, as well as Tom's list showing what is owed by everyone. Once again payment by BACS is appreciated, or by cheque to Tom.

 

The arrangements are meet at The Crown in Kings Somborne at 8am for a full English breakfast, then up the hill to the fishery.

Cost for the day £65 for a 4 fish ticket, and breakfast. We will aim to start fishing by 9.15. There will be 4 moves of 35 minutes during the morning which will take us up till 11.35 then free roaming till we break for lunch at 1pm. By that time, and going on previous experience I would expect many to have bagged up. Free roaming after lunch if you still have fish to catch.

 

The John Fuller Trophy will be awarded to the pair with the heaviest combined weight. A prize for the best individual weight,  one for the biggest fish, and another for the secret weight. We will be having the lucky raffle draw with a Day Ticket to John O Gaunt, £30 towards your days costs, a day at Farmoor with boat, and two 6 fish tickets worth £70, and a couple of bottles of wine. If you want to take part in the raffle please add £5 to your payment.

 

We send our best wishes to Carl who is having an operation next week, we wish him a speedy recovery, and to Colin Mann who is awaiting his MRI scan, and is unable to walk, or drive at the moment. We hope to see them both later on in the season fit, and well.

 

I look forward to either hearing from you, or seeing you at John O Gaunt.

 

Kind Regards, and Tight Lines

 

Michael

3 June 2021

BARN ELMS NEAR READING WED 9th JUNE

Dear All,

 

Croxley Green Flyfishers have 3 or 4 spaces available at the above fishery next Wednesday 9th June.

Peter Burdett, Geoff Brooks, Myself, and all being well Carl Bolding will be going.

 

They have exclusive use of the fishery. Cost is £45 for a 4 fish ticket, if you would like to go please let me know, and I will send you the details.

 

Details for our outing to John O Gaunt for the pairs competition on Sat 12 June will be emailed this weekend. I am pleased to say we will be having breakfast at The Crown.

 

Kind Regards

 

Michael

10 May 2021

MAKING PAYMENTS

Would all members paying into the club account via BACS please use a reference so that Tom can recognise who it is. He suggests your initials plus the venue. For instance if its Tom Smith for Lakedown it would be TSLAKEDOWN. He is receiving payments he can't relate to members which is causing some confusion.

 

Thanks for your cooperation.

Michael

8 May 2021

Dear All,

 

As of this morning we have 18 members attending Lakedown next Saturday. Cost for the day £45 for a 4 fish ticket, breakfast roll tea, and coffee, afternoon tea, and cakes.

We will be having the lucky draw raffle, and if you would like to participate please add £5 to your remittance.

If for any reason you are unable to attend please let me know ASAP as I have to confirm numbers for catering, and if you are not on the list but would like to come let me know.

 

We have exclusive use of lakes 1, and 2 these being closest to the lodge.

 

Meet at the fishery at 8am, as you drive down the lane there is a sign saying no vehicles past this point, however if we don’t experience a lot of heavy rain over the next few days its OK to carry on down,and park on the grass by the lodge. Tackle up, and egg and bacon roll tea, coffee will be available outside the lodge.

 

Fishery Rules. Single fly only maximum size 10. Its a 4 fish ticket, all fish to be killed, no catch, and release.HOWEVER THERE ARE SOME WILD BROWN TROUT ON LAKE 1 MUCH SMALLER THAN THE NORMAL STOCKIES, THESE MUST BE CAREFULLY RELEASED AND RETURNED.

 

Bring your own lunch we will break for this at 1pm.

There will be prizes for the best bag, biggest fish, and secret weight, and the raffle, day ticket for Lakedown, £30 towards your days costs, and a few bottles. I will be your Day Captain.

 

Lakedown Trout Fishery - Swife Lane, Burwash, East Sussex TN21 8UX.  Tel: 01435 883449

 

 

FARMOOR WED 26th May

 

A lot of support for this one 8 boats incl the wheely booked, and confirmed.

Will email those attending during next week with the final details, and payment required 

 

Tight Lines, and look forward to seeing you at Lakedown, and or Farmoor

 

Michael