Winter Meetings

Invicta organise a full program of meetings throughout the winter months. 


Time: 7:45 for 8pm

Venue: Harston Village Hall, 20 High Street, Harston CB22 7PX                                                (unless otherwise specified)


2016/17 season

All meetings free to members; visitors welcome £5 including a beer or soft drink.



20th – The ‘A’ Team.
Members of the Invicta ‘A’ Team will tell you how to be successful in, and how to enjoy competition fishing.


3rdRussell Hill.
Editor of Trout Fisherman magazine will talk about editing a major sporting periodical. Russell also welcomes your questions (and grilling) about trout fishing in general.

17th Steve Johnson (SJ Flies).
Steve’s flies are being used by successful anglers with some acclaim. His SJ buzzers are particularly good looking and he will tie some flies which work well at Grafham.


8th – Charles Jardine
charles-jardineCharles is a leading light in fly fishing and will pass on many tips through years of experience. He is also a great exponent of engaging young people into angling and is director of ‘Fishing 4 Schools’ which  offers young people a gateway into fishery careers through BTEC qualifications.







5thAnnual Social Evening at Arundel House Hotel


19thAlan Briggs
Alan will give a talk about his father’s (mainly) salmon fishing career with pictures. Alan is himself a keen salmon man and the meeting will include a general discussion on salmon fishing.



2nd – Jon Marshall and Angela Tarry (Anglian Water)
Prospects for 2017 on Anglian Water Fisheries.


16th – Invicta FFC Annual General Meeting.


25thAnnual Dinner – St. Neots Golf Club.



Allan with a fine Bonefish

Allan with a fine Bonefish


2nd – Allan Sefton
Fly Fishing Coach and much travelled angler Allan Sefton will talk on Bone Fishing experiences in different venues.





16th – Quiz night with host Chris McLeod. Expect an evening of fun and banter!




Reports on each meeting appear on the ‘Winter Meeting Reports’ menu (See ‘Newsletters’ drop down menu on this website) or Click here to go to that page.


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Talks last season -(2015/16)

October 8.

John Parker. Temperature, air pressure and trout catch rates. John has made a detailed, year-long study of the effect of temperature and air pressure on trout (summarised in Trout Fisherman, June 2015) and will report the results to us. His findings may surprise some. Also, a look at Earith Fishery as a venue.


October 22.

Phil Holding, The FlyTying Boutique. – Cancelled due to speaker being injured.


November 5.

Dave SouthallDave Southall. – Dave, a regular contributor to fishing magazines, is a multi-skilled angler who will cover Tenkara, French Nymphing, Italian Casting, as well as tying micro flies. Also Pocket water fishing in Austria, Willow Grubbing in New Zealand and others.





November 19.

Peter CockwillPeter Cockwill. – If you read Trout Fisherman you will know Peter Cockwill from his thirty odd years of contributions to the magazine. Add in his many books, trophy catches and half his life spent managing a syndicate of lakes and you can be sure he has a fund of knowledge. His talk to us is the story of the quest for his Arctic Grayling record and the four trips he has made to the world’s best rainbow fishery in S America. Following that is the opportunity to ask Pete his opinion on fishy matters.




December 10.

Jack PerksJack Perks “the Fish Twitcher”. – An enthralling talk on underwater photography and the life of fish: see fish feed, fight, and mate. Jack is an acknowledged expert in the subject and has some amazing footage of how fish behave.





January 7th.

Members Social at the Arundel House Hotel, Cambridge.


January 21st.

Peter WaterhousePeter Waterhouse, PWW Designs. After taking on the Weaver Vices brand, with the iconic Scotty vice, Peter is producing and marketing a range of fly tying vices, rods and fishing accessories and will be demonstrating these.





February 4th.

Jon MarshallJon Marshall – Fisheries Manager will tell us of the current situation at the Anglian fisheries and the prospects for the coming season.





February 18th.

Annual General Meeting.


March 3rd.

Paul Knight, Chief Executive of Salmon and Trout Conservation UK (formerly the Salmon and Trout Association), with Tim Gaunt-Baker, East Anglia Representative of the S&TA, will tell us of the current work of the organisation, its aims and how it strives for the protection and sustainable management of the aquatic environment and fishing.


March 17th.

Quiz night – with your host Chris McLeod.



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