The committee of SWFFL wish everyone a happy Christmas and a.very Healthy New Year.
Group number 9 was launched on the 6th September- The North Devon, group meet at Blakewell fishery nr Barnstaple. EX3 4ET from 2pm -4pm please contact Gillian if you wish to come and join the group, 1st Wednesday of the month.. 01398 371244 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Brown Boys TV programme showed a copy of our cook book.
Mrs Brown uses the SWFFL cookery book, we have still got copies for sale
The Cornwall group is not meeting at the moment as the Lead coach is poorly. We wish him a very speedy recovery.
We are always looking for Level 2 coaches to help with the growing groups and volunteers to make cups of tea and chat with people. If you would like to get involved please contact Patrick Chairman email@example.com , Sally fishing co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or Gillian -secretary email@example.com Thank you..
‘Fishing for Life’ is an organization which provides fly fishing sessions for people who all have one thing in common – breast cancer. Meetings are held every month at lakes over the South West, Greater Manchester area and Gloucester/Worcester,, where the scenery is beautiful all the year round. At these sessions they are able to learn to fly fish under the supervision of qualified coaches.
Some of the members and coaches at the 6th Anniversary Day
The sessions are provided free of charge, thanks to the help of South West Lakes Trust, Bristol Waters, fisheries and small grants from local authorities. Also fundraising done by a very committed group of volunteers. As well as learning to fly fish, knot tying, entomology, fly tying and conservation are all included in the program and each morning’s session is concluded with refreshments.
Fly fishing not only provides gentle relaxing exercise, but in this wonderful atmosphere, refreshes the soul as well.
The Queens Award for Voluntary Services
We were delighted to be awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary services in 2013. Sally our fishing co-ordinator and Tony her husband represented the committee when they attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace, a day to remember although it was not the warmest of days!
Thank you to all the qualified coaches and volunteers who give their time, fisheries who give their facilities for the monthly meetings and various small grants from local councils and donations. Without your support we would not be where we are today.
Fishing For Life is now CIO Reg. no 1157812