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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 [email protected].

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14th July 2018 – A great day at Cast & Blast, Meon Springs

Thanks to the organisational skills of Neil Mundy, one of our co-directors, the FFF Cast & Blast this year was exceptional. With 45 competitors and numerous guests, among them several members of 10 QOGLR Gurhkas, Chris Tarrant (Captain Chaos) and his lady Jane the day was a very memorable one.

The day started with the competitors chomping at the bit up to the shooting stands, or off to a ‘fly in’ start on the lakes as soon as the whistle went. To the lovely sound of wind passing casting rods, previous discussions on what fly, method and other possibly nefarious techniques went in the bin as fish were soon bending rods.

The banter was superb with advice being passed across the water at Meon Spring with some rather ribald replies from both angling sexes, concerning parts of one’s anatomy, made you pleased there were no children present. It warmed up rapidly and fish got wiser by the hour so we had to start hunting for our quarry in the lakes or slow our adrenalin at the gun cages, chasing the clays.

Lunch was outstanding, supplied by the ladies at Meon, served by Greg, Tim & Co and was followed by Jane Bird (Chris’s lovely partner) calling the raffle, closely followed by Chris auctioneering many lots donated by supporters and friends of FFF. If Chris decides to give up his celeb status he would do splendidly as an auctioneer, as those who were slow to bid he shamed in to doing so, laced with waves of laughter. He raised a phenomenal sum and practically gave himself a coronary along the way. I was exhausted just watching him.

The staff at Meon did a superb job before, during and after the event ensuring nothing was too much trouble and I cannot thank them enough.

Special thanks must go to all the competitors and guests ,the Mundy family the JLP Partnership for sponsoring the day and Pauline Pendle for superb pictures and of course Chris & Jane for making it such a superb day and raising close to £8,640.00.

Trophies were presented to:

Mick Heasman  TWFFS for SMALLEST FISH (Hah): 1lb 11oz

Bill Bishop  JLP Pshp for Heaviest Fish: 6lb 11oz         

Paul Robinson (Definite ringer) for Heaviest Bag: 12lb11oz         

Hank Di Mond (A wild card) Best Shot on clays: 19 out of 20 clays

No prizes given if you spot the picture of us looking at the floor and a hundred pieces of glass when I dropped Hank’s shooting trophy with a “I thought you had it and no I thought you had it”.

Please put Saturday July 13th 2019 in your diary for the next Cast & Blast.

My personal and most sincere thanks to all for such sterling support. 

Bill Howell FFF Founder.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Three-Fly Challenge at Meon Springs Fishery, Hampshire

Wild Trout TrustOn Saturday 22nd June, Meon Springs Fishery in Hampshire will host a new fundraising event on behalf of The Wild Trout Trust, with all monies raised going towards ‘The Pasco James Project’.

The Wild Trout Trust work to conserve wild trout throughout the UK and Ireland, so if you’re able to attend not only will you have a wonderful day but you’ll also be supporting a very worthwhile cause. All details are below.

Date: Saturday 22 June 2013
Time: 9am
Weigh-in: 4pm
Location: Meon Springs Fishery, Hampshire

The Three-Fly Challenge is a fishing tournament that will test your skills and catching ability as you will only be able to use three flies (one at a time), these will be provided on the day:

Kites Imperial dry (3 points per fish);
Black buzzer (2 points per fish);
GHHE nymph (1 point per fish).

Points will be awarded according to the fly used and the weight of the fish, i.e. a 3lb fish caught with dry Kites Imperial would score 9 points (3 points x 3lb = 9), a 3lb fish caught with a pheasant tail would score 3 points (1 point x 3lb = 3) etc.

The angler with the highest number of points will win a new Sage rod.  Many other runners-up prizes. A raffle will be held at lunchtime.

If you would like to attend you will be helping the Wild Trout Trust (a registered charity no. 1077041) that was formed in 1997 to conserve wild trout throughout the UK and Ireland by encouraging people to protect and restore habitat.

Tickets cost £90 including breakfast, cooked lunch, a 4-fish ticket and flies. 

Applications with a cheque for £90 made payable to The Wild Trout Trust should be sent to: Neil Mundy, Pine View, Forest Road, Denmead, Hants PO7 6UA.

For further information: email: [email protected] or tel: 023 9225 4886 / 07964 379988

Closing date for entries is Saturday 15 June 2013

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