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21mayAll DayFeatured10th Spring Bank Fishing Competition at Elinor, Sunday 21 May 2023
Our 2023 Elinor Bank competition will be held on the Sunday 21st May at Elinor Trout Fishery, Kettering. This is a very friendly day out enjoyed
Our 2023 Elinor Bank competition will be held on the Sunday 21st May at Elinor Trout Fishery, Kettering. This is a very friendly day out enjoyed by all the regular entrants. A great way to meet up with fellow Guild members.
The competition will be contested by teams of three but members entering as individuals will be placed into teams as feasible. The plan is to fish from 9.30 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. This year we are going to award the winning trophies and have hot food catered for at the fishery. For added comfort please bring a folding chair!
Full details are available here.
To secure your place, please send a completed entry form (available here) to the Fishing Competitions Secretary, Lee Hooper, with the corresponding fee. Cheques should be made out to ‘The Fly Dressers’ Guild’.
Any questions, please contact Lee on email@example.com.
All Day (Sunday)
Elinor Trout Fishery
Lowick Road, Aldwincle, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 3EE
48th John Watts Competition at Draycote, Saturday 26 August 2023
The John Watts is the FDG’s annual boat fly-fishing competition. Past participants will attest to it being a friendly and enjoyable day, attracting members from a variety of
The John Watts is the FDG’s annual boat fly-fishing competition. Past participants will attest to it being a friendly and enjoyable day, attracting members from a variety of Branches and wide-ranging parts of the UK. Although traditionally an inter-Branch event, it is also open to individual members of the FDG.
The competition is contested by teams of four. Each Branch may enter up to two teams and individual entrants will be placed into pairs or teams of four if feasible. All competitors must be paid up members of the Guild. The competition is fished from boats to fishery rules with certain exceptions. It is fished entirely on a catch and release basis. The tally will be followed by a light buffet and prize giving at the fishing lodge.
To take part, entrants will need to complete an entry form and return it with the corresponding payment as soon as possible as per the instructions on the form. Entries are restricted to twenty teams of four and will be accepted on a first come, first
served basis. More details on the event, including the entry form and competition rules, are available on the Guild website, from your Branch Secretary or from the Fishing Competitions Secretary.
Note: Details on the cost of entry for 2023 and the updated entry form and rules will be posted on the website in late Spring 2023.
Year Around Event (2023)
The Fishing Lodge, Draycote Water, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8AB