Fund-Raising for Casting for Recovery at Chatton Trout Fishery

Team photo

Ladies Fishing in the North East held their 1st still water fund-raising event for Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland at Chatton Trout Fishery, Northumberland on Saturday. 15 ladies from beginners to advanced gathered to raise money and also improve their fishing with a selection of  workshops available during the evening event.

Anne Woodcock said “I wanted to organise some ladies events across the UK to raise money for Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland. Working with Ali at Chatton we’ve tried to arrange something a little different to cater for all abilities, from sessions on how to improve your casting  to dressing your own fly”

The ladies event started at 4pm with meet and greet including the opportunity to register for the following workshops:

Beginner’s introduction to Fly Fishing with GAIA Clive Robson & Colin Thrower.

Dawn with distance caster and coach Richard

How to achieve more distance from your casting with 18 year old Richard Wood distance caster since the age of 11, attaining 3rd  place last year in the adult distance competition CLA Belvoir Castle. At 18 Richard is currently the youngest level 2 coach in the UK.

Introduction to fly dressing from AAPGAI Master Paul Little with still water fly choice.

Fish a still water fishery effectively with Jim Tuc, Team Chatton competition member.

All workshops were well attended, with some ladies joining all sessions. Distance casting with Richard was very popular, which just goes to show that every angler wants to cast that extra yard or 2.

Beginner Fupi, showing us all how to cast

Dawn Dixon said “I’ve never been to an event where there has been so much choice of tuition for women. It’s been a great opportunity to meet fellow female anglers in the North East and every penny from this evening has been donated to such a worthwhile cause Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland ”

Supper and the ladies enjoyed a Pimms drinks reception with BBQ from Ali’s husband, buffet/desserts provided by award winning cooks Marion and Sarah. Ladies fishing are getting a reputation for providing excellent cuisine at their events, this was no exception, member Marta from Marta Vine bought along a sample of Portuguese wines she’s just introduced to the north east to compliment the food.

Tabitha with one of her 2 fish, well done

After supper Colin Thrower gave a spinning demonstration including tuition. All ladies continued fishing into the evening and congratulations go to Tabitha Bell who caught her 2nd fish of the evening after tuition from Jim Tuc.

Final Draw of the night a rod, reel, line and flies courtesy of Ali & Roger was won by Tracey who kindly donated the prize back and included a fishing bag. This was drawn again at Chatton Trout Fishery by Ali on Monday, lucky lady out of the draw was beginner Marta Aires.

colin and marta

To finish the event all ladies went home with a goody bag courtesy of Game Fishing Supplies.

Thank you to all the ladies and instructors that attended. The evening raised £400.00 towards the ladies £6,000 target for Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland

If you would like to support our next fund-raising event on the 18th August at Bolton Abbey please contact Anne Woodcock.

Jim Tuc's workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended the Chatton Trout Fishery Event. Huge thanks must also go to Martin Ritchie Newtyle Beat, Tay who is currently holding an online charity auction on Ebay with the proceeds going towards the £6,000 target.

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