South West Fishing for Life





July 15th SWFFL we hosted  a cookery day at Wimbleball lake  with celeberaty chef Ryan Riley from Life Kitchen.  He demonstrated recipes for people who have had cancer treatments and struggle with enjoying food again. It was a very enjoyable day and evryone learnt something about taste!

The Cornwall/Siblyback groups lead coach has had to retire due to his health.We ar hoping to find a replacement.



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 2018

Address’s for the lakes where the groups meet

Wimbleball Lake,

                     Brompton Regis, Dulverton. TA22 9NU
We meet at the lecture room by the offices in the fishing season & at Holworthy farm in winter. TA22 9NY

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

Cornwall group meet at Siblyback lake..                 

Blagdon lake  Bristol

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

Pennines-North West/Bolton Curleys 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 group

The Lenches lakes

WR11 4UB

Lechlade & Bushyleaze Trout Fisheries

Lechlade,Gloucester. GL7 3QQ

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

Hawkridge Resevoir group

Spaxton, Somerset. TA5 1AL

North Devon group

Blakewell Fishery, nr Barnstaple. EX31 4ET




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

January 2018

3rd Wednesday North Devon group 10am-1pm and an afternoon session. CANCELLED due to weather forecast.

7th Wimbleball  To be held at Holworthy farm  10am -12.30pm TA22 9NY ring Gillian for directions 01398371244 

14th Kennick- ring lead coach to see where they are meeting.

14th Hawkridge contact 01398 371244 to see where thay are meeting.

14th Gloucester/Worcester Lechlade Fly tying  in the Corporate Suite/meeting room 10am-1pm

20th Dorset -Salthouse West Bay Fly tying-SATURDAY, change of day and date this month

21st Cornwall group is on hold at the due to poorly lead coach 

21st Pennines/ North West -Bolton  PM

27th Blagdon Contact lead coach to see where they are meeting.


4th Wimbleball at Holworthy

7th Wednesday- North Devon group

11th Kennick-ring to see where meeting.
 11th Salthouse West Bay- Fly tying.

11th  GloucesterWorcester-Lechlade-Fly tying in the Corporste suite/meeting room.

11th Hawkridge 

18th Cornwall group -Cancelled

18th Dorset-Wrackleford-Fishing

18th Pennines/North West-Bolton

24th Blagdon ring Lead coach to see where meeting.




   113th1 4th Wimbleball group meet at Exe bridge Fishery from 10-12 noon CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

7th Wednesday North Devon CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

11th Kennick -FISHING

11th Hawkridge-1pm-4pm FiSHING

17th Gloucester/Worcester- Lenches lakes-Fishing 10am-1pm Change of dat and day SATURDAY

18th Cornwall-Cancelled

18th Pennines/North West-Bolton

18th Dorset-Wrackleford FISHING

24th Blagdon Saturday FISHINg


8th Wimbleball meet at the lecture room/fishing CHANGE OF DATE DUE TO EASTER

8th Kennick

8th Gloucester/Worcester- Fishing -Bushyleaze 10am -1pm


15th Cornwall-This group willl be meeting again from now on-10am-1pm

15th Pennines/North West-Bolton

15th Dorset-Wrackleford

28th Blagdon-Saturday


2nd  Wednesday North Devon

6th  Wimbleball

13th Kennick

13th Hawkridge

13h Gloucester/Worcester--Lenches lakes 10am-1pm

15th BERKSHIRE group no 10 Taster Day

20th Cornwall group-Siblyback

20th  Pennines/North West-Bolton

20th  Dorset-Wrackleford

26th Blagdon-saturday



3rd  Wimbleball 10th Anniversary

6th Wednesday-North Devon

10th Kennick

10th Hawkridge

10th Gloucester/Worcester- Bushyleaze- 10am -1pm

17th Cornwall group-Siblyback 
17th Pennines/North West-Bolton

17th Dorset-Wrackleford


19th Berkshire

23rd Blagdon-saturday



1st Wimbleball.

4th Wednesday-North Devon

8th Kennick

8th Hawkrige


8th Gloucester/Worcester--Lenches lakes 10am-1pm FISHERY CLOSED  DUE TO WEATHER!!

15th Cornwall group-Innis fishery-

15th Penines/North West-Bolton

17th Berkshire

 28th Blagdon-saturday




1st   Wednesday-North Devon

5th Wimbleball 

12th Kennick- Meeting at Hatchlands fishery. Contact Mike Lead coach for details.

12th Hawkridge-CANCELLED due to low water, weed and algae.

 12th Gloucester-Worcester- Bushyleaze -10am-1pm CANCELLED due to weather.

19th Cornwall -CANCELLED

19th Dorset-Wrackleford  -CANCELLED

19th  Pennines/North West-Bolton

21st Berkshire

25th Blagdon-saturday


2nd Wimbleball

5th Wednesday- North Devon

9th Kennick


9th Gloucester/Worscester-Lenches lakes 10am-1pm

16th Cornwall group-Cancelled

16th Pennines/North Wets-Bolton

16th Dorset-Wrackleford

18th Berkshire

22rd  Blagdon-saturday



3rd Wedneesday-North Devon

7th Wimbleball   Last fishing day

14th Kennick       .

14th Hawkridge

14th Gloucester/Worcester-Bushyleaze-10am-1pm

16th Berkshire

21st Cornwall group-cancelled

21st Dorset -Wrackleford       Last fishing day

21st Pennines/North West-Bolton

27th Blagdon     



4th Wimbleball- Fly tying  and AGM at Holworthy farm, close to the lake TA22 9NY

4th Gloucester/Worcester- Fly tying 10am-1pm  CHANGE OF DATE THGIS MONTH

7th Wednesday- North Devon -at Balkewell fishery 2-4pm

11th Kennick- fishing from the bank. This group is now going to meet during the winter for fly tying, check www for where!

11th Hawkridge

18th Cornwall group-Siblyback-Cancelled

18th Dorset-Salthouse West Bay-Fly tying

18th Pennines-North West-Bolton

24th Blagdon-saturday



2nd Wimbleball at Holwortyhy farm TA22 9NY

5th North Devon -at Balkewell fishery 2-4pm


9th Kennick- Check with lead Mike where they are meeting this month.

9th Hawkridge

9th Gloucester/Worcester-Lechlade -Fly tying-Corporate Suite/meeting room

16th  Pennines-North West -Bolton.

16th Cornwall Siblyback-Cancelled

16th Dorset

 22nd Blagdon-saturday




Wimbleball starts at 10 am - 1pm,   Kennick starts  10 am-1pm , Cornwall group 10am-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