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Title: This years proposed dates
Post by: stevieN on December 22, 2015, 11:23:16 AM
2016 dates

Date         Venue       Organiser            Confirmed                           Date               Venue              Organiser            
            
Apr-02   Wimbleball     Kevin Primmer   confirmed                           Feb-20    Toft  Newton      Steve Naylor            Confirmed      
new date to be arranged Blagdon      Kevin Primmer                          Mar-12      Elinor             Steve Naylor           Confirmed  
                                                                                                       May 7th.   Elinor.             Andre.        Confirmed
May-14   Drift           Dave Williams  confirmed                              Apr-09     Barnsfold         Martin Mayers     Confirmed
May-21  Kennick      Kevin P             confirmed                                 Apr-23      Colwick           Steve Frakes     Confirmed
Jun-4. Burrator   new date          confirmed                                  May-28    Ringstead        Andre Russell       Confirmed
Jun-18   Siblyback                    confirmed                                     Jun-11      Lockwood        Steve Naylor              Confirmed
July-16   Kennick       Kevin Primmer         confirmed                       Jun-25     Rutland           Andre Russell
Aug-06   Burrator                    confirmed                                       Jul-09       Sweethope      Tony Barclay
Sep-03   Siblyback                                                          Aug-13     Eyebrook         Andre Russell      Confirmed
Oct-1     Wimbleball                    confirmed
Oct-8     Thornton Steve Parton Memorial       confirmed                Aug-27     Thornton         Andre  Russell       Confirmed
Oct-15   Kennick AGM                 confirmed                                    Sep-03      Thrybergh      Dave Minogue
                                                                                                   Sep-17      Ladybower     Phil Pickard
                                                                                                    Oct-01      Barnsfold       Martin Mayers


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: andre on December 22, 2015, 02:39:19 PM
Well done Steve, was just thinking about next years calendar.

When the season starts I'll nip in to Ravensthorpe and see what the 2016 policy for launching is.

Andre.


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: brian on December 24, 2015, 10:58:00 AM
nice to see the dates on for next year just checking the overnighters and May 27th is down as a fri should it be 28th



Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: bracken on December 24, 2015, 12:27:07 PM
I thought that the Southern faction were going to foray out on Colliford this season - has this been overlooked, or is it going to take place as a meet for those who are interested in floating about on large oceans?

Roadford is not on the list either I notice.


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: fishicist on December 24, 2015, 07:38:40 PM
I will sort Sweethope. If anybody requires o/night accommodation please let me know as there will be options at discounted rates.
I note there is no date for Parton (unless 27/8?) no need to arrange to coincide with Burton Fly Festival for our benefit as we now have similar 'up norf' at a Penrith.
ta Tony


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: kevin1 on December 26, 2015, 07:07:15 PM
Roadford and Colliford are not competitions .
Dates for Roadford will be sorted between the members who want to fish it.
Colliford will be a one off and the date will be agreed with South West Lakes as they want to have a tubing day on it.  This is a large water 911 acres .


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: davec on January 09, 2016, 12:46:39 PM
The 12th of August is a Friday? That was a quick change I have only just posted well done Tony.


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: bracken on January 09, 2016, 12:55:28 PM
There were about four Fridays listed Dave. I just changed them by making an independent Executive Decision. If I'm in the wrong - then we'll go on the Saturday and the others can go Friday if they like!? How about that?

I've just been going through the listings to see what I might fish. I'm a bit stuffed for fishing in July at present. I know it's not the most productive month, but I reckon Ravensthorpe might go then if they have got rid of their silly, extortionate launch fee.  (Any news on this Andre)? Would anybody else be interested in having a float round there then if we could arrange suitable terms?


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: Terry on January 10, 2016, 10:40:43 AM
After a year with no fly fishing, due to shoulder problems, I am hoping to get back to it this year. If I do feel capable I would love a session on Ravensthorpe, if the launch fee was waived or at least made sensible. Let's see what happens.


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: bracken on January 11, 2016, 06:11:43 PM
Noted Terry.

Look forward to seeing you back on the water, what about ringstead and Elinor for you?


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: Terry on January 12, 2016, 10:04:12 AM
There are a few venues I have my eye on, but my shoulder needs to improve some more before I will commit. This may mean a late decision on when I fish. I took a spinning rod to my local lakes last week and was ready to stop after an hour, so I have a bit to go yet.


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: wardy on January 12, 2016, 02:25:14 PM
After a busy year last year and not making any meetings hope to fish a few in 2016


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: kevin1 on January 26, 2016, 10:13:20 AM
Bladon date to be changed ,   April not suitable as birds still nesting .  Bird watchers claim that last year we disturbed nesting birds at top end.

I have moved Barrator to 11th june hope to get blagdon on 4th june .


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: Montanajoe on January 27, 2016, 09:25:10 AM
Just managed to join the forum and will be looking to attend a couple of events and meet a few like minded souls.

Iain



Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: buzzerman on February 12, 2016, 12:36:37 PM
Collwick Park confirmed for the 23/4/16 6 fish ticket cost for this year should be around £24 there will be no float tube launch fee to pay for BFTA members confirmed by the fishery manager. New rule is take first 6 fish then catch and release.

Directions:-
Post code for the cafe at Colwick is NG2 4DG not far from the venue small breakfast (starter for DaveC) £4 large breakfast £5.

Directions for cafe from the road leading from the city centre is the roundabout just prior to the Virgin Media centre located on the right hand side of the roundabout you can see it from the road Daleside Cafe. For the fishery head past the Virgin media centre and carry straight on - the first sign for Colwick country park is NOT the entrance for fishing, carry on when you see the Toby Carvery at the second set of traffic lights after this turn right onto Mile End road, then take a right turn onto River Lane (small track) follow this round and you will see the ticket office where the barriers are.


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: buzzerman on February 15, 2016, 02:25:27 PM
Is it just me or does having the 2 sets of fixtures on one page look confusing. Would it be better to have tem on 2 seperate pages? ???


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: bracken on February 15, 2016, 05:30:57 PM
I guess the thinking was that those of us living between and betwixt could see both venues at the same time and make up our minds where to go. I did my best to tidy up the meets into two columns - not a two minute task I might add. Just remember Blagdon is proposed for June 4th when Kevin can find somebody to confirm it.

Twitchers who pay nothing to look at feathers are causing us hassle here. You know just how disturbed nesting birds get - they generally ignore us. I'm not convinced about a coot shortage either. Perhaps I shouldn't have saved those rare and lovely little dab chicks from predation by carrion crows last year!!? Most of us have enough sense to know when to move clear of edgy birds don't we?


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: buzzerman on February 17, 2016, 02:33:37 PM
Still think the fixtures should be on 2 seperate sheets. Not hard to look at 2 pages.




Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: rider12351 on February 19, 2016, 03:11:25 PM
I am confused with whats on and whats not may be an upto date one would be good even an attached pdf file so it can be printed might be good there easy to do?


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: rider12351 on February 19, 2016, 03:13:39 PM
am i losing the plot is the dates Steve done now upto date?.....lol


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: bracken on February 19, 2016, 07:10:59 PM
As an Officer of the BFTA, as far as I am aware everything except Blagdon should be fixed and as published. This allows people including me, to book hotels etc. to allow travel to the venues. Blagdon is still a problem as Kev. has not been able to get into direct contact with the right  person in the management there. I just confirmed this with Kevin in a few minutes ago. The dates only change in exceptional circumstances.


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: rider12351 on February 20, 2016, 09:41:25 AM
cheers matey


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: phil p on March 01, 2016, 11:42:45 AM
Hi people just a quick one. Im about to book the Ladybower comp could i ask everyone, if i should book it with food or with out. as last year there was a problem with a couple  of us getting a burger. as the staff kept eating them. So when a couple of us went up for a burger there was none. lol. please let me know this week. A simple yes or no will do ill let you know about price as soon as i know. thanks for your time  phil


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: buzzerman on March 01, 2016, 11:45:55 AM
Food for the chemical twins


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: martin on March 01, 2016, 02:25:27 PM
Food Please. Not sure about this weekend, hope you know that the fish will have probably moved by the following weekend!!




Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: davec on March 01, 2016, 02:57:21 PM
Food for Brian and me. I got one last year but I had to barge passed Steve and Rik to get there first and make sure the icecream man has some single cones I struggled with the double one !


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: rider12351 on March 02, 2016, 04:01:45 PM
Food for me please as i expect to be back on the water as soon as i can god willing.


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: kevin1 on March 20, 2016, 11:36:13 AM
We have put Burrator back to the original date 4th June , we arranging to fish from 12 pm to 6 pm. This solves the problem of getting permits and parking with the earlier start.

Also John and myself are going to fish Fernworthy on the Sunday if anyone else wants to fish it let me know. We intend to get to the water at 9 am.


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: kevin1 on March 20, 2016, 11:38:13 AM
South West Lakes
When tubing can you purchase a boat ticket and state that you are float tubing .  £5 fee.


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: rider12351 on May 11, 2016, 09:02:26 PM
Accommodation for the AGM anyone that can advise me in case i decided to make the trip


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: Ric the Red on May 12, 2016, 10:05:15 AM
I now Russ is fully booked but if you have a word with him he will get you in somewhere close.
Ric


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: rider12351 on May 14, 2016, 09:32:28 AM
Cheers Ric managed to get in a B/B near the fishery


Title: Re: This years proposed dates
Post by: kevin1 on August 18, 2016, 11:41:49 AM
Siblyback 20th August has been cancelled due to high winds on Saturday, I will sort a new date maybe 3rd September.