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16th June 2018 – Three Fly Challenge at Meon Springs

Date: Saturday 16th June 2018
Location: Meon Spring Fishery, Whitewool Farm, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1HW

The Wild Trout Trust is a special charity that FFF wholeheartedly support as their dedication and hard work keep our rivers and streams flowing. Come and join us on Saturday 16th June for the Three Fly Challenge and enjoy a great day, while supporting a charity that ensures you can fish rivers and streams in the future.

 

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14th July 2018 – Cast & Blast at Meon Springs

Date: Saturday 14th July 2018
Location: Meon Spring Fishery, Whitewool Farm, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1HW

Come along on Saturday 14th July and join in our annual fundraising day – the Fishing for Forces Cast and Blast! This is always a superb day with lots of fish, grub, great people and superb items in the auction.

The event is getting very popular, so book early with ncmundy@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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22nd September 2018 – Children’s Fishing Day at Meon Springs

Date: Saturday 22nd September 2018
Location: Meon Spring Fishery, Whitewool Farm, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1HW

Organised annually by Neil Mundy, the Children’s Fishing Day at Meon Springs is always very popular and well attended by a group of children that have special needs and appreciate our care and consideration.

Mentors may be required, so if you wish to join us, please contact ncmundy@hotmail.co.uk.

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The Last Post

British Army remembers the fallen with poignant video featuring the Last Post

THE BRITISH Army has released a video ahead of Remembrance Day entitled The Last Post, featuring a bugler playing the emotive tune of the same name, which commemorates those who made the ultimate sacrifice in war.

Poignantly the video opens to the sound of waves crashing at the foot of the White Cliffs of Dover, with the bugler looking out to sea. As the moving music continues, the camera starts to circle the Bugler and as it does the location changes – transporting us to a sunrise over Stonehenge.

With the Bugler at the heart of the video, the location becomes a powerful supporting artist as we are magically transported around the country taking in a number of recognisable landmarks including the Angel of the North, Tower Bridge and Edinburgh Castle before ending, fittingly, at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The Bugler is Lance Corporal Sebastian Yaseen (24) who is an Assault Pioneer within the Bugle Platoon of 5th Battalion the Rifles. He was selected to be featured in the Army’s Remembrance Video out of 80 Buglers within the regiment and says it is one of the great achievements of his career so far.

“This has been a great year for me,” said LCpl Yaseen. “I placed second in the regimental competition and became the Colonel Commandant’s Bugler.”

In the five years that he has been playing the bugle, Sebastian has played at Horse Guards, the Royal Albert Hall and at a number of International Rugby matches, and has spent a number of days over the last two months filming all over the UK for this video.

When asked what his highlight was, he said; “Filming all over the UK has been a great experience and sounding the Last Post is huge honour. I always feel an overwhelming sense of pride.”

After a month of careful planning, the team of four Army photographers started filming in September. Warrant Officer Class 2 Daniel Harmer, Sergeant Jonathan Van Zyl, Corporal Tim Jones and Corporal Pete Brown brought the video to life but it is LCpl Yaseen who was the star at each location.

“The public reaction was great,” he said. “I had a lot of interest at all locations. Many people wanted photographs and asked me questions about the regiment, the bugle itself, and what we were filming for. I didn’t go into detail as we didn’t want to spoil the surprise!”

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1st July – Memorial for Richard Twite at Robinswood

On July the 1st there is a competition being held at Robinswood Trout Fishery by Jillian the lovely wife of Richard Twite a very well known and respected angler and renowned fishery owner. The entry fee proceeds are to be split between three charities at present unnamed but I have no doubt will definitely be most worthy and there are 1st,2nd& 3rd prizes as well. Come along and support such a worthy event and get a glass of Red FOC as well. For details please contact Jenny at Jenny.WCL@outlook.com and get in quick as I am up for it, alongside quite a few already. Details below.

My best,

Bill


Robinswood was Richard’s favourite place in the world. He also supported some charities that were very close to his heart.

Richard’s wife Jillian would like to invite you to join her on Saturday 1st July 2017 at Robinswood to celebrate Richard’s life in the most appropriate way, a fishing competition along with a glass of red!

Whilst at it, we will be raising funds for three charities by donating all entry fees in memory of Richard.

The fishing competition will be for best fish with trophies being given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

If you would like to attend, please let me know as soon as possible so we have an idea of numbers.

I hope you can join us.

SATURDAY 1ST JULY 2017
MEMORIAL FOR RICHARD TWITE
AT ROBINSWOOD

Best Fish Competition

Entry £30 per person to include a 2-fish ticket for the day with food and drink.
Non-fishing guests £5 per person

9am – Fishing starts
1pm – Lunch
3pm – Weigh in and trophy presentation

Usual Fishery rules apply. Trophies for Winner, 2nd and 3rd Places A small tipple will be provided to toast The Guv’nor

If you would like to attend, please telephone 01252 794321 or email: Jillian – countryleisure@msn.com or Jenny jenny.wcl@outlook.com

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30th July 2017: Prudential RideLondon 100 mile bike ride in aid of FFF

We are very fortunate to have a great bank of supporters, one of whom – Stephen Cooper – will be raising money for Fishing for Forces by taking on the Prudential Ride London 100 mile bike ride on 30th July 2017.

Steve is a very keen angler who recently started to volunteer with Fishing for Forces and is now taking on this amazing challenge to raise money.

You can sponsor Steve through VirginMoneyGiving and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the charity. VirginMoneyGiving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where the donor is eligible for this. 

You can find Steve’s sponsorship page here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=StephenCooper12 

We really appreciate Steve’s support and hope that some of you will be able to sponsor him in his endeavour.

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April 25th A great day at Manningford

Again a successful day for FFF as the smiles say it all. A great group from HQLF with lovely old friends appearing much to my delight. Biggest bag went to Matt Patterson and biggest fish to Mike O’neill a nice 4lb 8oz fish that put up a helluva fight.

Manningford fishery chef Gaydon did them proud and they all finished the day with fish and slightly bloated from food. Mentors did them proud and everyone took at least one fish home so mission accomplished, once more thanks to them.

Pic 4 Paul Dalgleish a staunch supporter and mentor complaining of the size of the one he lost and my face obviously expresses sadness whilst thinking “do I really give a xxx” having lost a good one whilst he bent my ear.

A great day for all.

Bill Howell (Founder)

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April 20th – Chalybeate

Once again Tunbridge Wells Flyfishers Association hosted a group from HCMR and QOGLR for a superb day of fishing at this pristine fishery. A great day had by all with copious food for brekkie, lunch and tea and cake to finish.

Biggest bag won by Jamie Bradbury (HCMR and biggest fish by Adam Cooper (HCMR) so the Ghurkas have some catching up at the next event. The banter was superb and very few did not catch apart from the flak from confederates on the way home, but I am sure all departed very happy.

A superb job by the club who mentored as well and Jim the fishery owner for the stock and quality of fish. A privilege to be part of these events.

Bill Howell (Founder)

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The London Fly Fishing Fair 2017 March 10th/11th

Come and see us, Fishing For Forces, at the best fishing show to hit London. The London Fly Fishing Fair, 2017!

To be held 10/11 March 2017
BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE
ISLINGTON LONDON

There will be a full casting pool, fly tying area and many activities for everyone to get involved in our wonderful sport.

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“We are pleased to present the first edition of The London Fly Fishing Fair located in the heart of central London at the Business Design Centre, Islington on the 10/11 of March 2017. The fair will include all aspects of the fly fishing world as well as lifestyle aspects for the family.

If you are interested in fly fishing and want to know how to get involved in the sport, please come along to find out more.

From a beginner to an expert this is the place to find out more about fly fishing and how to improve your techniques, arrange trips and get the gear you need to get you on those fish.”

 

More details and tickets from the London Fly Fishing Fair website, thelondonflyfishingfair.co.uk

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Cast and Blast Saturday 15th July 2017

CAST AND BLAST SATURDAY 15th JULY 2017

AT MEON SPRINGS FISHERY (www.meonsprings.com) IN HAMPSHIRE IN AID OF FISHING FOR FORCES (FFF) registered charity 1141744 event sponsored by the John Lewis Partnership FFC

Fishing For Forces aims to provide a day’s fishing for all those who have been on Operational Duties. We believe they would benefit from the healing and therapeutic effects a day by the waterside has to offer. We also feel that this provides in a modest way, a means for those of the angling fraternity (and the public at large) who are not in the services, to show our appreciation of what they do for us.

FISHING COMPETITION

(LARGEST FISH AND HEAVIEST BAG) STARTS AT 09.30am WITH WEIGH IN AT 4.00PM. LARGE BLUE AND GOLDEN TROUT WILL ALSO BE PRESENT IN THE WATER. PRIZES WILL ALSO BE AWARDED IF THESE DIFFICULT FISH ARE CAUGHT. 20 CLAY SHOOT COMPETITION IN THE AFTERNOON. BREAKFAST/BBQ LUNCH AND AFTERNOON TEA AND CAKE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. LUNCH TIME RAFFLE AND AUCTION TO RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR FFF.

TO ENTER – PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM (Word doc) AND SEND A CHEQUE FOR £90 TO NEIL MUNDY – PINE VIEW, FOREST ROAD, DENMEAD, HAMPSHIRE PO7 6UA (TEL – 02392 254 886 OR MOB – 07964 379 988). CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES WILL BE SATURDAY 1st  JULY.

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