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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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14th July 2016 – Waldens Farm, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 14th July 2016
Location: Waldens Farm, East Grimstead, Salisbury, Wiltshire

On Thursday 14th  July, Fishing for Forces and SADAC will be hosting guests from Tedworth House and other PRCs for a day’s fishing at Waldens Farm. 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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Meon Springs Cast & Blast Fundraising Day on 16th July 2016

Meon SpringsMeon Springs’ Fishery in Petersfield, Hampshire, is holding its annual Cast & Blast Fundraising Day – combining fly fishing and clay shooting – on Saturday 16th July 2016 with the aim of raising money for Fishing for Forces.

The competition starts at 0930, with a weigh-in and prize giving at 4pm. There will be a 25 bird clay shoot competition in the afternoon.

As with the Three Fly Challenge, breakfast, BBQ lunch, and tea and cake are included in the price. There will also be a lunchtime raffle with some excellent prizes to help raise much needed funds.

Read the full article on the Meon Springs website

Thanks to all at Meon Springs for their support and we hope to see you there!

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11th August 2016 – Nightingale Lake, nr Romsey

Date: Thursday 11th August 2016
Location: Nightingale Lake (TBC), East Wellow, Romsey

On Thursday 11th August, Fishing for Forces and Salisbury and District Angling Club (SADAC) will be hosting guests from Tedworth House and other PRCs at Nightingale Lake near Romsey. 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 September 2016 – Calstone Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 15th September 2016
Location: Calstone Fishery, Studley, Wiltshire

On Thursday 15th September, 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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POSTPONED: 15th September 2016 – Chalybeate Springs, Tonbridge, Kent

NOTICE: We regret that this event has been postponed. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Date: Thursday 15th September 2016
Location: Chalybeate Springs, Eridge Green, Tonbridge, Kent

On Thursday 15th September, Fishing for Forces and Tunbridge Wells Fly Fishing Society 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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28th September 2016 – FFF Special Event Day

Date: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Venue: Sportfish Game Fishing Centre, Theale, Reading

With generous sponsorship from Imtech Technical Services and Sportfish Reading FFF will be hosting 30 guests from HMAF for a full day of trout fishing. The day will commence for mentors at 08.30 (guests 09.30) with breakfast of bacon and sausage rolls, while lunch will be a hog roast.

The day will finish with a 16.00hrs weigh in, with tea, cakes and a prize giving for largest fish and heaviest bag. Come and share your trout fishing skills with those who protect our way of life.

MENTORS REQUIRED PLEASE.

To participate, contact bill@fishingforforces.org or call 07850 373760

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13th October 2016 – Petersfinger Lake, Salisbury

Date: Thursday 13th October 2016
Location: Petersfinger Lake, Salisbury, Wiltshire

On Thursday 13th October, Fishing for Forces and SADAC will host guests from Tedworth House and other PRCs for a day’s fishing at Petersfinger Lake near Salisbury. 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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Fishing For Forces Annual Lunch 2015

Hosted by our Patron
The Lord Dear KT QPM.DL

FFF are privileged to be holding our annual lunch this year.
On Wednesday November 18th at 12 Noon

At the home of the Blues and Royals. The HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY MOUNTED REGIMENT Barracks, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge. SW7 1SE.

As usual at this event there will be a superb three course lunch served in the WO’s and NCO’s Mess. This will be followed by a small number of items for auction to cater for all tastes whilst coffee is being served.

Seats are £120.00 PP, but a Table of 10 is offered at £1000.00. A table of 10 will consist of 9 civilians plus a guest from HMAF.

A very special addition not to be missed.

Guests of FFF have been offered the opportunity to join a tour of the Historic in house Museum at the barracks (at no extra cost). The tour commences at 11.15 sharp until 11.45 when the guests will then return to the parade ground and be allowed to watch the dismounting of the troopers returning from duty at Buckingham Palace. The tour will be conducted by an officer of many years distinguished service Major Warren Douglas, Squadron Leader of the Life Guards.  Places for the tour are highly sought after and limited to 20 guests only so booking is required at the earliest possible.

Please report to the Ceremonial Gate in Hyde Park with your invitation (for Tour and / or Lunch). For security Photo ID is also required.

P&D Parking is available in the park and local streets and Knightsbridge Underground is 6 Minutes walk. Your RSVP please asap as to date 6 tables have already been taken and we only have a maximum of 12 tables.

Kindly e mail your reservation to me at bill@fishingforforces.org (please check  for a confirmation reply by e mail from me) and please post your appropriate cheque made to Fishing For Forces in a plain envelope addressed to me;

Bill Howell. Flat C (Side Entrance). 69 Perham Road. London. W14 9SP. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements. Your tickets will then arrive by 1st class return post.

My very best regards and I look forward to the pleasure of your company.

Bill Howell.

FFF Founder

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March 2015 – Manningford Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Tuesday 10th March 2015

Location: Manningford Trout Fishery, Pewsey, Wiltshire
Time: 13:00 – 17:00

Details: Fishing for Forces will be hosting 15 young guests from Cheltenham College at Manningford Fishery in Wiltshire. Charlie Jardine will be demonstrating and assisting, and there will be tea and cakes on arrival and during the midway break.

Mentors will be required please.

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

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March 2015 – Avon Springs Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Wednesday 18th March 2015
Location: Avon Springs, Durrington, Wiltshire
Time: 09:00 – 16:00

Details: Fishing for Forces will be hosting 10 guests from mixed regiments at Avon Springs Fishery in Durrington, Wiltshire. A barbecue lunch will be laid on.

Mentors will be required please.

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

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March 2015 – Avon Springs, Wiltshire

Date: Wednesday 25th March 2015
Location: Avon Springs, Durrington, Wiltshire
Time: 09:00 – 16:00

Details: On Wednesday 25th March Fishing for Forces will be hosting 16 guests from mixed regiments at Avon Springs Fishery in Durrington, Wiltshire. A barbecue lunch will be provided.

Mentors will be required please.

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

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April 2015 – Leckford Lake, Hampshire

Date: Thursday 16th April 2015
Location: Leckford Lake, Hampshire

Details: Fishing for Forces and the John Lewis Partnership will be hosting a day’s fishing at Leckford Lake in Hampshire. Club members will mentor on the day.

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

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April 2015 – Calstone Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 16th April 2015
Location: Calstone Fishery, Studley, Wiltshire

Details: Calstone Fly Fishing club will be hosting guests from Tedworth House at Calstone Fishery in Studley, Wiltshire.

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

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April 2015 – Farlows, Pall Mall, London

Date: Thursday 16th April 2015
Location: Farlows, 9 Pall Mall, London
Time: 7pm

On Thursday 16th April, Farlows of London will be hosting the Lloyds Fly Fishing Society Social Evening at their Pall Mall store for their 175th anniversary. Plans for the evening are drinks, canapes and a simple auction, together with fishing supplies for sale at a good discount.

The evening is open to anyone who’d like to join us on what will be a fun evening and raise some money for Fishing for Forces.

For tickets and enquiries, contact Mike Dean on mike.dean@ctcplc.com and Iain Boardman on imwb@hotmail.co.uk. Ticket price £10.

Download the Farlows event flyer here

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April 2015 – Chalybeate Springs, Kent

Date: Thursday 30th April 2015
Location: Chalybeate Springs, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Details: Fishing for Forces and the Tunbridge Wells Fly Fishing Society will be hosting guests at Chalybeate Springs in Kent. Club members will mentor.

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

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May 2015 – Corfe Lakes, Wiltshire

EVENT POSTPONED
APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

Date: TBC
Location: Corfe Lakes, Durrington Wiltshire

Details: Services Dry Fly Fishing Association will be hosting guests from Tedworth House at Corfe Lakes near Durrington, Wiltshire. Club Members will mentor on the day.

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

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May 2015 – Ratfyn Lake, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 14th May 2015
Location: Ratfyn Lake, Amesbury, Wiltshire

Details: On Thursday 14th May, Salisbury and District Angling Club will host guests from Tedworth House for a day’s fishing at Ratfyn Lake in Amesbury, Wiltshire. Club Members will mentor.

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

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May 2015 – Avon Springs Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Time: 9:00 – 16:00 (mentor start time 9:00)
Location: Avon Springs Fishery, Durrington, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Details: Mr Jim Steele of JS Associates will be generously hosting a Fishing for Forces day for 15 guests from HMAF at Avon Springs Fishery in Wiltshire.

Mentors will be required please.

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

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June 2015 – Calstone Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 18th June 2015
Location: Calstone Fishery, Studley, Wiltshire

Details: Calstone Fly Fishing club will be hosting guests from Tedworth House at Calstone Fishery in Studley, Wiltshire.

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

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July 2015 – Cast & Blast: Meon Springs, Hampshire

Date: Saturday 11th July 2015
Location: Meon Springs Fishery, East Meon, Hampshire

Details: A special Fishing for Forces fundraising day and competition are being held at Meon Springs in Hampshire. All are welcome.

Print off our FFF Cast & Blast 2015 entry form and send with your entry fee cheque, made payable to Fishing for Forces, to:

NEIL MUNDY – PINE VIEW, FOREST ROAD, DENMEAD, HAMPSHIRE PO7 6UA

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July 2015 – Waldens Farm Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 16th July 2015
Location: Waldens Farm Fishery, West Grimstead, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Details: Salisbury and District Angling Club (SADAC) will be hosting guests from Tedworth House for a day’s fishing at Waldens Farm Lakes in West Grimstead, Salisbury. Club Members will mentor.

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

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July 2015 – Manningford Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Wednesday 15th July 2015
Location: Manningford Fishery, Pewsey, Wiltshire

Details: Imtech Technical Services will be hosting 15 guests from the Queens Own Gurhka Logistic Regiment at Manningford Fishery in Wiltshire.

Mentors will be required please.

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

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August 2015 – Petersfinger Lakes, Wiltshire

Date: Thursday 13th August 2015
Location: Petersfinger Lakes, Petersfinger, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Details: On Thursday 13th August, Salisbury and District Angling Club will host guests from Tedworth House for a day’s fishing at Petersfinger Lakes, near Salisbury. Club Members will mentor.

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

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September 2015 – Chalybeate Springs, Kent

Date: Thursday 10th September 2015
Location: Chalybeate Springs, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Details: Fishing for Forces and the Tunbridge Wells Fly Fishing Society will be hosting guests at Chalybeate Springs in Kent. Club members will mentor.

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

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September 2015 – Calstone Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Friday 18th September 2015
Location: Calstone Fishery, Studley, Wiltshire

Details: Calstone Fishery will be hosting guests from Tedworth House at Calstone Fishery in Studley, Wiltshire. Mentors kindly supplied by host.

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

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September 2015 – Meon Springs, Hampshire

Date: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Location: Meon Springs Fishery, East Meon, Hampshire

Details: 15 Ghurkas from 10 QOGLR will enjoy a day with Fishing for Forces in attendance at Meon Springs Trout Fishery. As all are competent anglers, mentors on this occasion not required.

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October 2015 – Bewl Water Fishery, Kent

Date: Saturday 3rd October 2015
Location: Bewl Water Fishery, Kent, TN3 8JH
Time: 09:30 – 20:00

Details: The organisers of this fundraising event invite competitors to join the John Lewis/Fishing For Forces team to participate in a fun day of trout fishing from boats on this attractive and productive reservoir fishery.  For those who are not familiar with boat fishing on these big waters, it presents the opportunity to share a boat with an experienced angler from the Tunbridge Wells Fly Fishing Society and to have a good introduction to this method of fishing.

The cost of the day, including fishing, boat hire and evening meal plus a £10 donation to Fishing for Forces will be £62.50.  In addition, all monies raised from the evening raffle will be donated to Fishing for Forces.

For more details contact Neil Mundy

Click here to download a flyer with more details and timings

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September 2015 – Manningford Fishery, Wiltshire

Date: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Location: Manningford Fishery, Pewsey, Wiltshire

Details: Fishing for Forces will host 15 guests members of D Trg at HQLF for a day’s fishing at Manningford Fishery near Pewsey, Wiltshire.

MENTORS ARE REQUIRED PLEASE.

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