Face of Fieldsports & CLA Game Fair

Ladies From Orvis USA CLA Game FairThis weekend was the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, and a chance to meet up with female anglers from the UK & abroad.

The ladies from Orvis USA came to the show, and what a treat we were in for with casting demonstrations from the girls. They were continuing on from their three very successful days where 68 ladies were introduced to fly fishing in Hampshire and London. Speaking with their USA head of clothing design – I’ve been informed that the full range of ladies fishing clothing will be available in the UK next year. You can see their clothing range by following this link

Sonik Consultant Glenda Powell CLA Game FairIt was great that women were giving talks in the Grand Arena on trout and salmon casting. Glenda Powell salmon expert and Sonik consultant wowed the crowds with her unique style, inspirational.

Ally Bremnar from the Tweed, excelled in the double handed casting competitions in between giving casting lessons to the general public for GAIA. She even managed to rope me into the Spey Casting competition – knees knocking I managed a respectable 2nd. Phillippa Hake entered her first casting competition, the Women’s Trout Distance and came fourth, well done, she was casting alongside members of England ladies.
Cliff with a beginner to salmon fishing S&TA junior dayHead Coach Cliff Johnston has been introducing and improving anglers trout casting skills during the show on the GAIA stand. Cliff has given up his time this weekend, un-paid ,one of the many things Cliff does un-paid to get people into fishing. Well done.

Thank you for the lovely messages of support and voting for the The Really Wild face of FieldSports 2014. Great to meet up with the girls from Really Wild and FieldSports magazine during the show. They announce the female and male category on the glorious 12th, fingers are crossed.

Tight Lines

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