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Chiltern Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Club

Where the Action is in Buckinghamshire

Mark Robson and
John Poote on Farmoor
18th April 2024


We arrived good and early due to the shortened fishing day.  A bit brisk for April, only 5 deg with a light north wind but clear skies.  I was glad of the new bib n brace from this year's sales. There were about half a dozen boats but there wasn’t a concensus of where to start. There weren’t any fish showing but a lot of buzzers hatching, so we headed out to the tower and gentle drift across the middle and round a couple of times. We picked up an odd fish but nothing regular. Spooning a fish they were on small buzzers and soon a pattern began to emerge of what was catching  - small olive buzzers.

The wind was dropping and preparing to change direction to the west. A change of tactic - tying up to one of the buoys mid way on the causeway and fishing into the wall. The fishing started to pick up. John had the right setup - anchor tip and free lining 4 buzzers.  I quickly joined in and the catch rate was starting to increase. As the wind direction steadily moved more westerly we had to get off the buoy and anchor in closer to hold our casting line along the wall. circulating up the wall and it became common for us both to have a fish on at the same time, resulting in a bit of ballet in the boat on occasion when fish ran and lines crossed.John might have regretted his 3 olive buzzers after the third double hookup, but we got them all in, even managing to handline in one when his previous rod repair gave in under the strain. At the end of the (short) day with a 4 o’clock finish we had 34 to the boat.Some great sport and hardly time to eat the sandwiches we had brought. A recce mission to the pub for the May club day, accompanied by a swift half of course, and the day was finally done.

Mark Robson

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Christmas Special
Excellent evening great presentation from Simon
Report and video to follow

Report: Bob Sharp and John Poote on the Test at Houghton

The Skip Nymph

Thank you Steve Orton

Thursday 23rd November Excellent Workshop Led by John Poote

Theme Beginners and Improvers: but we all leant something new during the course of the evening. Very social occasion with Tea/Coffee and chocolate biscuits by Bob and Tony thank you.

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2023 Trophy winners presented at AGM


Secretary's Plate
most fish Ravensthorpe John Poote


Ray Bull Trophy
most fish BBQ Farmoor Stuart Foulds


Jerry Thomas Trophy
most fish Tringford John Gamon


Mike Knight Trophy
most all round performance at Clywedog
John Poote

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Martin Grant Trophy
most fish at Draycote Graham Utley

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Club Day at Tringford
October 3rd 2023

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