As part of the Grace House auction organised by Ian Woods on flyforums.co.uk, the club donated a guided day of wild trout fishing on the Derwent, which was won by Peter Anderson with a generous bid of £51.
Membership secretary Ian Colborne met Peter at Allensford a couple of weeks ago and took him upriver for some truly wild fishing. The rain had lashed down the previous night and all through the morning, but the river was still fishable, albeit a bit on the lively side in places! You can read Peter’s account of the day at www.flyforums.co.uk/trout-grayling-fishing/99450-trip-north.html. For our part, it was a real pleasure to be able to offer a day’s fishing and for such a good cause.
We also look forward to meeting David Wiltshire, who won our other Grace House auction for a day’s fishing during the mayfly season. Unfortunately, due to schedule clashes this time round, the day had to be postponed but we look forward to seeing Dave on the river next summer.
The Grace House North East Children’s Hospice Appeal is raising funds to build, equip and run a children’s hospice for children across the North East of England. For more information, see www.gracehouse.co.uk.