Winter Meetings

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

Members please note:
Following requests for an earlier start, meetings will begin at 7.30 pm this autumn (Doors open 7pm). All Meetings on Thursday unless otherwise stated.

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

Time: 7:00pm for 7:30pm

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


2019/20 Season

17th October – Tackle Sale and Season Review

A panel of our most experienced members giving tips and answering questions. Also an opportunity to bring along any items of tackle that you would like to sell and maybe have the chance to pick up a bargain.

14th November  – Jeff Wilkinson

Jeff Wilkinson runs Razor Sharp Flies. He ties quality flies commercially to order and also supplies a limited range of fly tying materials prepared by himself. He is perhaps one of the most innovative and creative fly tyers and is also a successful angler on the competition scene and is a regular fisherman at Grafham and Farmoor.

12th December – TBA

2020

9th January – Invicta Annual Social and Buffet at the Arundel House Hotel

23rd January – Don Stazicker (Trout and Salmon)

Don is a highly experienced instructor and fly tyer based in the Derbyshire Peaks – a man who really knows his rivers. He has guided extensively in both the UK and USA.

13th February – TBA

12th March – AGM and Anglian Water Update

Talks last Season – 2018/19 Season

18th October – Tackle Sale and Season Review

A panel of our most experienced members giving tips and answering questions. Also an opportunity to bring along any items of tackle that you would like to sell and maybe have the chance to pick up a bargain.

15th November – Stuart Wardle

Stuart has been a fly fisher for more than 35 years based in County Durham and has access to some of the best fly fishing for trout and grayling in the North of England. He is an approved Guide for Tenkara Centre UK and is a Simms Pro-Guide. He is a fully qualified coach and internationally experienced fly fisher, England Rivers Team Manager and Member of the current 2018 England Commonwealth Fly Fishing Team.

13th December – Peter Hartley and Mel Parrott.

Boat Fishing, handling and etiquette.

With 40 years of fishing at Grafham and Pitsford and 30 years at Rutland, Peter has seen these waters in all their moods.

Fishing Lochstyle from drifting boats is the traditional way to fish, and the method by which most competitions are fished; English Fly Fishers Association member Mel Parrott has vast experience of fishing in both England and his second home on the Irish  loughs.

2019

3rd January – Arundel House Social and Buffet

This popular event is an idea opportunity to meet other members and enjoy a very good buffet. £14 per person. Details of booking will be sent to members nearer the date.

17th January – Charles Rangeley- Wilson

– writer, conservationist , angler, TV presenter/author of the series ‘The Accidental Angler , and a new book just published   ‘ Silver Shoals- Five Fish that made Britain’ very well reviewed in Trout and Salmon’

Charles works as a writer, photographer and conservationist. He is interested in rivers, the sea and all things fishy, natural and cultural history and landscape. And because all these things come together in rivers and also in the best waste of time ever invented – fly-fishing – he often write about rivers and fishing too’

14th February – Lindsay Simpson  -Fly tying Demonstration

Including flies for the river , especially for Grayling .

21st March – AGM and update by Anglian Water

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Reports on each meeting appear on the ‘Winter Meeting Reports’ menu.

During the Winter and Spring, it is planned to hold pre-season ‘Casting Clinics’ and ‘Fly Tying sessions’ for Members on a couple of Saturdays at Grafham. Details and dates will appear on the Noticeboard page.

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