If you’d like to find out more about how the club is run and exactly what your club membership fees get spent on, be sure to come along to the Derwent Angling Association AGM this year on Saturday 23 February at The Crown and Crossed Swords, Shotley Bridge. Proceedings kick off at 7pm, but as the room usually gets quite crowded, allow a bit of extra time if you want to make sure of a seat.
Whether we’re speaking to the Environment Agency or to our riparian owners along the river, it’s incredibly useful for the club to have an accurate record of how many fish are being caught on our water, so don’t forget to bring your catch returns along on the night. (It’s not a competition, so don’t worry if you’ve blanked all season – that’s just as useful for us to know as it would be if you were having a golden day every day.) As a special thank to members, all entries go into the pot to be entered into the draw to win a year’s free fishing!
And don’t forget to bring a generous pocketful of change so you can buy plenty of raffle tickets!
North of England Fly Fishing Show
Just a quick reminder to come along and say hello to us if you’re planning on attending the North of England Fly Fishing Show which will be taking place tomorrow 10 February at the Nissan Sports & Social Club, Sunderland. The show is the only one of its kind in the North East, with a massive selection of rods, reels, fly lines, fly-tying materials and equipment, flies, hooks, tippet materials, sports clothing, etc. The 2013 show will see more new attractions including many new tying demonstrations projected onto display screens, allowing you to see all those skills in more detail, with plenty of question and answer sessions with all the flytiers. Included in the attractions there will be additional presentational talks on a variety of subjects such as small still water fishing, competition fishing, salmon and trout fishing holidays, etc. Admission is £4 for adults, which includes a free raffle ticket worth £1 for a Hardy’s Ultralite Fly Reel. Juniors enter for free. For more information, see www.northofenglandflyfishingshow.com.
See you soon
Derwent Angling Association