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.
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.
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
Talks last season -(2017/18)
19th – Season Review. Your experiences of Club days and Competitions. Plus Fishing Tackle Bring and Buy Sale. Please mark your items with a suggested price 10% (minimum) from proceeds to club funds.
2nd – Kye Jerrom of the Environment Agency Fisheries and Biodiversity in East Anglia, will report on the work of his team and discuss current issues. ‘Killer Shrimp – Friend or Foe?
16th – Simon Bath will share his experiences of developing and managing a still water trout fishery and reflect on a long fishing life.
7th – An Expert Panel on Stillwater Tactics with:
David Moore– What fish eat.
Peter de Kremer– Dry Fly Fishing on Reservoirs.
Keith Gilchrist– Selecting the right method.
4th – Social Evening and Buffet at the Arundel House Hotel, Cambridge.
18th – Andrew Flitcroft, Editor, Trout and Salmon.
24th (Saturday) – Invicta Annual Dinner. (details will be circulated later)
1st – AGM and update from Anglian Water.
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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