The Clatworthy Fly Fishing Club mission statement is ‘to promote fly fishing to people of all ages and abilities’. It’s ethos is to have fun. The club has an open, all-inclusive membership policy and welcomes local and visiting anglers. Members are from all walks of life, age and (fishing) ability from the counties of Somerset, Devon, Dorset and further afield.
Clatworthy Fly Fishing Club Membership and Events
Club members can attend a wide range of fun social events and friendly fly fishing competitions. The club hosts events at Clatworthy reservoir and other venues throughout the year.
There are masterclasses for those who would like to learn more about the art of fly tying. For novice fly fishers who want to brush up on techniques we have casting tuition led by expert fly fishers.
Club members run a ‘buddy scheme’ where an experienced angler partners a beginner for a couple of hours. This can help them get on the right track, to improve casting, fly selection and fishing techniques. Boat fishing requires a different mindset and approach. We can advise on tactics and, equally important, boat craft skills and safety.
Not all of the club events and activities are fly fishing related. The ‘Clatworthy Cook Off’ is a much anticipated event involving live demonstrations on hot and cold smoking techniques, how to turn your catch into delicious curries, paté and other dishes. As well as trout there’s tasty meat treats from the BBQs to enjoy too.
The online forum is exclusively for club members and is a popular and growing resource for all things fly fishing. With lots of forum categories covering a wide range of topics there’s plenty of discussion threads to contribute to or browse. Another feature of the forum is the classified adverts section. This is where you can (for no fee) buy, swap or sell pretty much any item as well as fishing tackle.
Keep in Touch
Clatworthy Fly Fishing Club members benefit from exclusive access to an online private messaging service. This allows you to get in touch with other members or create group chats. It’s useful if you want to arrange fishing trips, find a fishing companion, need help or advice with something or if you just want an alternative to other messaging services.
As a member of Clatworthy Fly Fishing Club (CFFC) you could help shape our programme of social and competitive events. Perhaps you might like to introduce fly fishing to others, or those who have not had the opportunity to try their hand at casting or making a fly.
Does your skill set lie in other areas that could be put to good use? No matter how much or little time you can spare, any help and participation is welcome. Either way, if you’d just like to roll up to club events we’d love to have you on board.
There’s lots going on so come and join in with the activities, meet a friendly community of fellow fly fishing enthusiasts and have some fun!
Membership fees can be paid via BACS transfer to the club account at Lloyds Bank .
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Sort Code: 30-99-08 Account Number: 22748060
Clatworthy Fly Fishing Club is fully supported by, and run independent of Wessex Water
who own and manage the reservoir.