Activity Programme

We have a regular programme during the winter months and casual meetings during the rest of the year. Join us at the Lawns Hotel, Chellaston to learn more about fly fishing from a host of professional speakers and club members who are always happy to give you their opinion on absolutely anything! Meetings are open to all club members and the buffet and bar ensure it's a truly social occasion.


Jan 2020ActivityNotesMore
Mon20ALAN TOPPINGFormer club match organiser on “top rod tactics” and maybe his very successful angling trip of a lifetime to British Columbia 
Mon27JACK PERKSAce angling photographer on underwater filming at Derbyshire waters 
Feb 2020ActivityNotesMore
Mon3TOM BIRDTom has fished since he was 13 on rivers around his parents’ Lancashire home before progressing to reservoirs at 16. With degrees in aquaculture & fishery management in 2015 he won his first England cap representing England in the Loch Style International and is an all-round reservoir angler however prefers dry fly fishing from a drifting boat ; a qualified fly fishing instructor & valued member of the Draycote Fly Fishery Team, he has worked there full time as fishery ranger since 2015 
Mon10BILL COTTLEThe popular, highly experienced ghillie which is Gaelic for “a guide on a fishing, fly fishing, hunting, or deer stalking expedition, primarily in the Scottish Highlands or on a river such as the Spey”. As well as yarns and tall tales Bill will also tell us what he knows about sea trout in his inimitable style 
Mon17QUIZ NIGHTCancelled due to refurbishment at venue 
Mon24QUIZ NIGHTAn evening with your inquisitor-in-chief Neil Hassall. Families, friends, WAGS and HABS are all welcome Questions will cover a broad range of topics and not just fishing. Nearly every participant gets a prize
Mar 2020ActivityNotesMore
Mon2RALPH SKRIPEK, “The Wild Chef”, cookery tutor and demonstrator who has cooked all over Europe specialising in game. We’re visiting Ralph at his UK base The Butlers Pantry Unit 12 Grassy Court Etwall Road Mickleover Derby DE3 6BHX. Hopefully we’ll get a taste of smoked trout, curried trout etc. A separate flyer will be issued to assist with locating the venue which is near Burnaston aerodrome and not well signposted
Mon9DAVID THELWALLThe introduction of salmon into the Dove and Trent area : a regular writer for Trout and Salmon as well as Leicestershire/Rutland secretay,area rep.and event organizer for the MSTF Charity