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Fishing For Forces Annual Lunch 2016 – Tuesday Nov 29th

Tuesday November 29th  2016 at 12 Noon: The House of Lords

Dear FFF Supporter

For our annual lunch this year, FFF have managed to reserve the Cholmondeley Room & Terrace at the HOUSE of LORDS courtesy of our patron Lord Dear Kt.QPM.DL.

We have managed to keep single seat prices to £120.00 pp and a table of ten to £1000.00. A table of ten will consist of nine civilian guests and a member of HMAF as an FFF ambassador.

Lunch will be an excellent three course meal with a raffle of numerous superb items to suits all tastes so please bring a £20 note with your name written clearly on it. This will be followed by a small auction of very desirable items.

As you know this is a very popular venue and tables are booked quickly so to allow for invitation posting please RSVP by Friday Nov 19th. Your support is invaluable and it would be a genuine pleasure to have your company.

Due to high security a photo ID (passport / drivers licence) will be required with your personal invitation so please arrive promptly to avoid delayed entry.

For your personal invitation and to secure your seat, please contact Bill Howell on 07850 373760 or bill@fishingforforces.org

We also would appreciate being informed of any special dietary requirements.

Looking forward to the pleasure of your company.

Bill Howell.

FFF Founder

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14th April 2016 – Calstone Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 14th April 2016
Location: Calstone Fishery, Studley, Wiltshire

On Thursday 14th April, Fishing for Forces and Calstone FFS will host guests from Tedworth House and other PRCs for a day’s fishing at Calstone Lake in Wiltshire. Club members will kindly mentor.

Please note: As requested by the MOD No Alcohol will be permitted at any FFF event

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14th April 2016 – Chalybeate Springs, Tonbridge, Kent

Date: Thursday 14th April 2016
Location: Chalybeate Springs, Eridge Green, Tonbridge, Kent

On Thursday 14th April, Fishing for Forces and Tunbridge Wells FFS will be hosting guests from Her Majesty’s Armed Forces for a day’s fishing at Chalybeate Springs in Tonbridge, Kent. Club members will kindly mentor.

Please note: As requested by the MOD No Alcohol will be permitted at any FFF event

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19th May 2016 – Ratfyn Lake, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 19th May 2016
Location: Ratfyn Lake, Wiltshire

Details: Fishing for Forces and SADAC will be hosting guests from Tedworth House and other PRCs at Ratfyn Lake, Wiltshire.

Club members will kindly mentor.

Please note: As requested by the MOD No Alcohol will be permitted at any FFF event

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15th June 2016 – Manningford Trout Fishery, Pewsey, Wiltshire

Date: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Location: Manningford Trout Fishery, Pewsey, Wiltshire

Fifteen Guests from HMAF will be hosted by Fishing For Forces at Manningford Trout Fishery near Pewsey on June 15th.

Mentors required please.

Mentors kindly note the postcode SN9 6JZ.

Manningford Trout Fishery
Manningford Bohune
Pewsey
Wiltshire
SN9 6NR

Please note: As requested by the MOD No Alcohol will be permitted at any FFF event

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16th June 2016 – Calstone Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 16th June 2016
Location: Calstone Fishery, Studley, Wiltshire

On Thursday 16th June, Fishing for Forces and Calstone FFS will host guests from Tedworth House and other PRCs for a day’s fishing at Calstone Lake in Wiltshire. Club members will kindly mentor.

Please note: As requested by the MOD No Alcohol will be permitted at any FFF event

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Wild Trout Trust Three Fly Challenge on 18th June 2016

Wild Trout TrustThe 2016 Wild Trout Trust Three Fly Challenge is on Saturday 18th June 2016 at Meon Springs Fishery in Petersfield, Hampshire. 

It is a fishing tournament that will test your skills, while raising money for the Wild Trout Trust, a worthwhile charity dedicated to preserving river habitats throughout the country.

The rules are simple.  You can use only three flies and points are awarded based on which fish are caught on which flies; a fish caught on a dry fly gets you  the most points, a nymph bags you the least.

It’s a sociable day and a favourite for many people in the angling calendar. In recent years around £13,000 has been raised for the charity.

Tickets cost £95.00, including breakfast, lunch, a 4-fish ticket and flies.

Book your ticket here

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30th June 2016 – Manningford Fishery, Pewsey, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 30th June 2016
Location: Manningford Trout Fishery, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 6JZ

On Thursday 30th June 2016, fifteen guests from HMAF will be hosted by Lloyds Fly Fishing Society and Cozens O’Connell at Manningford Trout Fishery near Pewsey.

Club members will mentor.

Please note: As requested by the MOD No Alcohol will be permitted at any FFF event

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Fidelity International Worldwide Fly Fishing Competition on 2nd July

Fidelity International Worldwide, under the guidance of Vicky Haxton and Mick Heasman, are for the second year running holding an inter office fly fishing competition to raise funds for FFF at Chalybeate Springs fishery.

Last year was a tremendous success with loads of ribald competitive banter and abuse and several attempted sword fights with 10ft fly rods. I had to referee with the aid of the Tunbridge Wells Fly fishers which is not easy when you are rolling around laughing at the antics of normally polite personnel from the financial industry, who were aiming flies into the blue and still catching fish. As I explained to one young lady that she would not beat her opponent in to submission with a light carbon fly rod, and this baseball bat would do the job, she promptly whacked me with it for suggesting she hurt her friend. Work that one out? It was a great day, made so by the participants for their fervour to win the glass tankards so coveted by all, and raising lots of money to boot.

Fidelity in their generosity will once more match every £ raised so please help us by donating on http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/FidelityF4F you will be enhancing the days at the waterside for our lads and lasses from HMAF.

My sincere thanks

Bill Howell (Founder)

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4th July 2016: Petersfield to the Somme 2016: In aid of FFF

The Petersfield to the Somme team

The team: Roger, Dom, Tom, Mark, Luke, Mike and Clive

This year, we are very fortunate to have a dedicated team of supporters who will be raising money for Fishing for Forces by taking on an incredible challenge. Roger, Dom, Tom, Mark, Luke, Mike and Clive will be cycling from Petersfield to the Somme and back again, a round trip of 350 miles! They will leave on the 4th July and return on the 9th.

A quote from their Virgin Money Giving page:

“We are aiming to raise money for ‘Fishing For Forces’ which is a charity that we have all experienced their work first hand. The aim of the charity is to provide a days fishing for those returning from operational duty, whether it’s part of a group day out at a local fishery or a day out with a local fisherman, easing their path back into a normal life, with lifetime support should they take up the sport. This charity is open to all servicemen and women from the Navy, Army and Air Force who have been affected both physically and mentally from conflict and individuals from WWII are still receiving the full support of the charity.”

“We are aiming to raise at least £2,500 for this amazing charity and we feel that it ties in well with the 100th anniversary of The Battle of the Somme, where we will be laying a wreath at a memorial service half way through our expedition, to pay our respects. ”

“Please help us support this amazing charity and any donations will be an amazing help and will be gratefully received. “

We feel very lucky to have such wonderful supporters, and we’d be thrilled if you would visit their page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/cycletothesomme and give what you can to help them reach their target.

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