Wednesday, 9 September 2009

DNMAC River/Fly section - Speakers for Autumn 2009

We have booked the following speakers for this autumn

01-Oct-2009 Warren Slaney
05-Nov-2009 Paul Gaskell - "Trout in the Town"
03-Dec-2009 Stuart Crofts - "Put the fly back into your Fly Fishing"

The format is first Thursday of the month, doors open 7.30, for a prompt 8.00 start. I'm not absolutely sure what all of the topics will be! but I will let you know once I find out. Like last year we will charge £3 per head, please pay on the door. The venue like last year is:

High Lane Conservative Club
23 Buxton Road
High Lane
Map: High Lane Conservative Club)

For those who aren't familiar with the speakers, please allow me introduce each of them

Warren Slaney is Head River Keeper at the Haddon Estate in Derbyshire; one of the most celebrated river keepers in the UK, known for his passion for wild Trout populations. Warren has asked that the proceeds from his talk be donated to his favourite conservation charity, the Wild Trout Trust.
The Haddon Estate fishery website is: ; Warren's blog is at:

Dr Paul Gaskell is the "Trout in the Town" Project Officer for the Wild Trout Trust, and a member of our club. Paul has produced a very well-received fly fishing DVD which circulates on the grey market! Paul has asked that proceeds from his talk be donated to WTT.
The WTT website is: ; Paul's Trout in the Town blog is at:

Stuart Crofts
is renowned both as an angler and as an entomologist: he has published entomology articles in Wild Trout Trust periodicals, and works with the Riverfly Partnership and Buglife conservation charities. Those who were able to attend the entomology workshop run by Stuart for us in 2008 will know his passion for his subject is infectious.
Stuart's website is:

I hope you are able to attend some or all of these evenings, and would ask you please to publicise them to members and non-members alike.

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