South West Fishing for Life




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


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 ,  Sally fishing co-ordinator  or Gillian -secretary   Thank you..









 Events at South West Fishing For Life 2017

Address’s for the lakes where the groups meet

Wimbleball Lake, Somerset
                     Brompton Regis, Dulverton. TA22 9NU

We meet at the lecture room by the offices

Kennick Lake, Devon
Near Bovey Tracey, Devon
 EX6 7NZ.
We meet in the lodge by the lake side.

Cornwall group will now meet at Innis Fly Fishery,Innis Moor, Penwithick,St. Austall. PL26 8YH                  

Blagdon lake  Bristol

 which is  next to the Visitor Centre BS40 7UN, we meet in the lodge.

Pennines group at Curley’s Fishery, Bolton
                     BL6 6PP
Ask at the tackle shop/office by the FFL banner where we are

Dorset Group

The Wrackleford Estate fishery Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9SN

loucesterG  Gloucester/Worcester

The Lenches lakes

WR11 4UB


Lechlade & Bushyleaze Trout Fisheries

Lechlade,Gloucester. GL7 3QQ

We meet in the main lodge during the winter and at Bushyleaze to fish.



For start times please look on each groups page or contact the lead coach or Gillian

January 2017

8th Wimbleball  To be held at Holworthy farm TA22 9NY ring Gillian for directions 01398371244 

8th Kennick

8th Hawkridge Canceled

8th Gloucester/Worcester Lechlade& Bushyleaze Fishery 10am-1pm

15th Cornwall group will nopw meet at Innis Fly fishery PL26 8YH 11am-3pm
15th Dorset Canceled

22nd Pennines change of date

28th Blagdon


5th Wimbleball at Holworthy

12th Kennick

12th Worcester-Lenches Lakes1-4pm

12th Hawkridge 

19th Cornwall group -Innis Fly fishery

19th Dorset-Canceled

19th Pennines

25th Blagdon CANCELED




   113th1 5th Wimbleball group meet at Exe bridge Fishery from 10-12 noon


12th Kennick

12h Hawkridge-1pm-4pm

19th Gloucester-Lechlade & Bushyleaze fishery 10-1pm- CHANGE OF DATE

19th Pennines

19th Dorset-

25th Blagdon Saturday

26th Cornwall-Innis fishery, CHANGE of date this month




2nd Wimbleball at Wimbleball lecture room/fishing

9th Kennick

9th Hawkridge

9th Worcester- Lenches Lakes 10am-1pm

16th Pennines

22nd Blagdon-Saturday

23rd Dorset-change of date this month

30th Cornwall- Canceled


7th  Wimbleball

14th Kennick

14h Hawkridge

14h Gloucester-Lechlade  & Bushyleaze fishery 1-4pm

21st Cornwall group-Innis fly fishery CANCELED

21st  Pennines-

21st  Dorset

26th Blagdon-saturday



4th Wimbleball 9th Anniversary

11th Kennick

11th Hawkridge

11th Worcester- Lenches Lakes 1-4pm

18th Cornwall group-Innis fly fishery CANCELLED due to poorly lead coach.
18th Pennines

18th Dorset

24th Blagdon-saturday



2nd Wimbleba.

9th Kennick

9th Hawkrige

9th Gloucester-Lechlade and Busheyleaze 1-4pm

16th Cornwall group-Innis fishery-CANCELLED due to poorly lead coach.

16th Dorset
 22rd Blagdon-saturday

  23rd Pennines



6th Wimbleball  Fishing in the morning and Fund raising  family afternoon for everyone, craft stalls, games for the children etc

13th Kennick

 13h Hawkridge

 !3th Worcester- Lenches lakes 1-4pm

20th Cornwall group-Innis fly fishery-CANCELLED for the present due to poorly lead coach

20th Dorset  

20th  Pennines Cancelled

26th Blagdon-saturday


3rd Wimbleball

3rd Gloucester-Lechlade trout fishery 1pm-4pm CHANGE OF DATE THIS MONTH


10th Kennick

10th Hawkridge


17th Cornwall group-Innis fly fishery-cancelled

17th Dorset

23rd  Blagdon-saturday



1st Wimbleball   Last fishing day

4th North Devon-at Blakewell fishery from 2-4pm

8th Kennick       .

8th Hawkridge

8th Worcester-Lenches lakes 10am-1pm

15th Cornwall group-Innis fly fishery
-cancelled due to poorly lead coach

15h Dorset        Last fishing day

15th Pennines    Last fishing day--cancelled

28th Blagdon     



5th Wimbleball- Fly tying  and AGM at Holworthy farm, close to the lake TA22 9NY

1st North Devon -at Balkewell fishery 2-4pm

5th Gloucester-Lenchlade and Busheyleaze fishery 10-1pm.-CHANGE OF DATE THIS MONTH


12th Kennick- fishing from the bank. This group is now going to meet during the winter for fly tying, check www for where!

12th Hawkridge


19th Cornwall group-Innis fly fishery-cancelled

19th Dorset

19th Pennines-North West

25th Blagdon-saturday



3rd Wimbleball at Holwortyhy farm TA22 9NY

6th North Devon -at Balkewell fishery 2-4pm

10th Kennick- Check with lead Jimmy where they are meeting this month.-Cancelled

10th Hawkridge-CANCELLED

10th Gloucester-Worcester-Lechlade fishery 10am-1pm

10th  Pennines-North West ,Christmas get together.

17th Cornwall group-Innis fly fishery- cancelled

17th Dorset

16th Blagdon-saturday




Wimbleball starts at 10 am - 1pm,   Kennick starts  10 am-1pm , Cornwall group 11am-1pm. Blagdon meets 10 am - 1 pm on a Saturday the other groups on Sunday, Dorset 9am-1pm, Gloucester/Worcester 10 am-1pm Hawkridge 1pm-4pm

All groups finish with refreshments.

The fishing season is from April-October. Winter the groups still meet for fly tying and talks on how to catch fish!

If you would like to come to any of the days please ring Gillian on 01398 371244