Salmon Events for 2013

Ladies Fishing Club Salmon Days 2013 in ScotlandThis year the club are holding salmon events in Scotland and England to encourage more people to try the art of fly fishing for salmon using a double handed rod.

We have listened to club member requests and we will be holding a series of afternoon salmon workshops from March until May at the following venues, Chatton Trout Fishery (women only places ) and Witton Castle Lakes – (places for men available)

Working with FishPal and individual River Trusts our Chairman Anne Woodcock has organised events in Scotland to encourage a network of fellow female anglers. All events will be held in Scotland, the entire cost will be donated to the individual River Trust.  The money raised will go towards funding trust projects working with schools and their respective local communities. All events have been realistically priced to encourage women and young people to try the sport of fly fishing.

Casting For Recovery UK & Ireland is a charity close to our hearts, thanks to the kind generosity of Mr Schrocksnadel we are able to continue our yearly fund-raising with a River Tyne ladies salmon day at Eltringham Beat on June 8th.

Salmon Workshops: A series of events across 3 months aimed at beginners and to those anglers who would like to learn more about fishing for salmon. The workshop is run by AAPGAI Master in the double handed rod – Paul Little. The course covers equipment, flies, water craft, casting and is supplemented with learning materials written and video. Places must be booked with Paul Little on 07885 465704

Time 1-4pm. Cost £15.00

Ladies who are attending the Stillwater event,  cost will only be £5.00

Dates: Chatton Trout Fishery 23rd March. 20th April. 12th May -day change to sunday in May.

Dates: Witton Castle Lakes 24th March. 21st April. 11th May – day change to saturday in May.

River Deveron Trust – Following in the footsteps of Miss Clementine Tiny Morison: 

“At Lower Shaws on the banks of the River Deveron a record was smashed and a legend born. The fish in question was a Salmon weighing in at 61lb and a highly prised specimen and the angler being a local lady by the name of Mrs Clementina “Tiny” Morison. The record achieved was that the fish became the heaviest UK fly caught salmon. Little did she know at the time but here on Deveronside and on that day a legend was born.” read more

Saturday 1st June we are holding a ladies day on the beat that Miss Morison caught her magnificent salmon in conjunction with the River Deveron Salmon Fisheries Board. The day will consist of tuition, fishing and food – price £45. The cost of the day will be donated to the River Deveron Trust. To book a place please contact Anne Woodcock on 01573 470612 or – places are limited.

The event will pay homage to this wonderful achievement – more details to follow from the Deveron and FishPal.

River Annan Trust – Introduction to salmon fishing 

Working with the trust and George Birkbeck owner of Hoddom Beat, from June until August we are holding monthly ladies salmon days on Hoddom beat. The beat enjoys 2.5 miles of double bank fishing and is set amongst stunning woodland, last years catches 233 salmon. The beat is perfect for a series of ladies days, with an excellent lodge, wc facilities and a great ghillie. The events will run by AAPGAI, GAIA Casting Instructors & UKCC Level 2 Coaches. To book a place please contact Anne Woodcock , at FishPal on 01573 470612 or –  Read more about the beat

Dates & Times: Saturday 9.30 – 4.30

June 15th.  July 13th.  August 17th.

Places are limited and must be booked.

River Annan Trust – Junior Event: Ladies Fishing coaches will be running junior trout days with the trust, every Sunday after the salmon days, aimed at local children. Dates & Times Sunday 10 – 2pm. June 16th. July 14th and August 18th. Cost £3.00. Places are limited and must be booked.

River Tay – Ladies Days

The Tay is the home of record fish including the largest ever rod caught salmon in Britain which was caught by Miss Georgina Ballantine in 1922, weighing 64lbs, and which remains the British Record. Anne Woodcock has been working with FishTay Reporter Robert White and Andy Gunn Head Ghillie Newtyle beat to organise 2 days of salmon fishing – all money from these 2 events is being donated to the Tay Foundation and their schools project. Both days AAPGAI, GAIA and UKCC Level 2 coaches will be providing casting tuition.

Monday 5th August – Robert White of Benchil will guide you on one of the most picturesque beats on the River Tay. It is about six miles above the tidal reaches and offers many different types of pools to fish especially for fly. The day will consist of fishing and tuition and is priced at £75.00. Catches 2012 – 191 salmon – read more about the beat . Places are limited – please contact

Evening of 5th August – following in the footsteps of Georgina Ballantyne – more details soon.

Tuesday 6th August – Andy Gunn of Newtyle Beat will guide you on two miles of very picturesque middle River Tay. The beat enjoys 2 miles of double bank with 16 named pools. The day will consist of fishing and tuition price £70. Catches 2012 – 180 salmon – read more about the beat .  Places are limited – please contact

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