Fishing Competition To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Carole-ann manager at STC, showing Anne how to fillet

Carole-ann manager at STC, showing Anne how to fillet

International Women’s Day is to celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women. Carole-ann Osborne is the manager of the Seafood Training Centre based at North Shields where she manages a variety of courses for the sea fishing industry. She is offering 3 lucky ladies the chance to spend the morning of 12th March with herself at the centre. The 3 hour filleting course is aimed at all anglers and fishermen, particulary those fishing for a hobby. It covers gutting and filleting a variety of fish, including one to one tuition with the centres senior filleting manager. If you have a fishy quote of no more than 15 words, send it to Carole-ann at osbornes@associates.wanadoo.co.uk

 http://www.seafoodtrainingcentre.co.uk/about.cfm

There are 3 filleting prizes these must be taken on Friday 12th March am. Winners will be drawn midday Friday 5th March.

Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives. STC does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or postal service. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. This STC competition is not open to employees or contractors of STC, any person directly or indirectly involved in STC or the running of the competition, or their direct family members. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering a competition. Entrants will also be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by any extra rules that appear on the site where the competition is hosted. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. Competitions on STC are administered by STC. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winner will be drawn midday on Friday 5th March. The winner will be notified by the STC team and the winner’s name will be posted on the STC website.

Huge THANK YOU to Ali and the team at Chatton Trout Fishery for the link to ladies fishing from their website.

Hilary tying her first fly at Chatton Fishery

Hilary tying her first fly at Chatton Fishery

We enjoy visiting Chatton because the facilities are great, you always get a friendly greeting and the team make a brilliant bacon sandwich and a good mug of tea. There is always upto date information on whats being caught and the killing fly pattern of choice, if you don’t have that fly in your armoury, you can always buy it from the shop. They sell Sharpes of Aberdeen rods too.

We will be visiting Ali on Saturday 13th March on the International Womens day fishing day. Hilary will be there too, one of our youngest members. 
So if you want to find out a little more about Chatton Fishery contact
http://www.chattontroutfishery.com/

 

International Women’s Day is to celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women.  Today I’ve finalised March events for women interested in fishing to celebrate the achievements of women during March 

Friday 12th March: Seafood Training Centre’s manager Carole-ann has agreed to have 3 lucky ladies one to one fish filleting free of charge ( 3 lucky ladies who come up with a STC fishey quote, closing date 5th March) http://www.seafoodtrainingcentre.co.uk/about.cfm 

Seafood Training Centre

Seafood Training Centre

Staurday 13th March Chatton Fishery Ali and her team of ladies are inviting women to fish at the fishery, day includes fishing and a bacon sandwich. Anne Ladies Fishing will be offering any lady on the day the chance to tie their own fly. http://www.chattontroutfishery.com/ 

Saturday 27th March Vicky from Game Fishing Supplies will be hosting a day on the Tyne salmon fishing and tuition from AAPGAI Salmon master Jim Fearn  http://www.ian-woods.co.uk/events.html 

Hundreds of events occur not just on these days but throughout March so we wanted to give women the opportunity to come to an event across the region  

 

 

Sarah, Paul, Jim, Vicky, Anne

Sarah, Paul, Jim, Vicky, Anne

 Myself and Sarah were lucky enough to be invited by Vicky Bell Marketing Director at Game Fishing Supplies to spend a day with Jim Fearn of Guide Fly Fishing, Rio pro guide and senior assessor for AAPGAI on a private stretch of water on the Tyne. The day started with greetings and a mug of hot coffee waiting for Jim to start his casting presentation. If anyone has seen Jim cast you will understand what i’m about to say “he engages an audience with effortless style, and makes his casts look so simple, encouraging words gives you the confidence to try the casts he demonstrates” and yes he has bad casting days too….! 

Refreshing ! 

Sarah having instruction with Jim

Sarah having instruction with Jim

 He explained in easy language how to perform roll casts, single spey, snap t, circle and perry poke, going into detail about the benefits of a perry poke, bringing the audience right into close proximity as we became the trees on the bankside, again  effortless explanation and selling us all the benefits of why we should try a perry poke. He even had fish rising to his hookless tube fly, this guy can cast with ease and place his fly in the right place.

Sarah had a one to one session with Jim, she is becomming a real casting queen, last time i was out with Sarah it was double speys, today it was single speys, snap T’s and such effortless spey casting with some v sexy loops.

Anne having tuition off Jim using a skagit line

Anne having tuition off Jim using a skagit line

Jim demonstrated with ease shooting heads and Skagit lines. Skagit are a popular line in the armoury of todays fly fisher’s tool kit, fishing heavy tungsten tips and line to get large tube flies into the “fish zone” quickly. I was lucky to spend a session with Jim casting a 15ft Vision Caterpult with 650g skagit, sinking tip and a serious pink tube fly that was like a bullet hitting the water. He explained where to place the line, how to bend it and then how to move the fly in such a manner that would increase your catch rate.

Vicky had a session with Paul Little, with another lady watching who was picking up useful tips of line presentation on the water, Vicky used the shooting heads on a 14ft Vision Caterpult rod with a beautiful Lamson Waterworks ULA Force Spey.

Vicky roll casting with paul

Vicky roll casting with paul

 The day finished with Jim agreeing to come and spend a day with Ladies Fishing on the Tyne in March. We left with beaming smiles as we’d finally got him for a day, (last year he was too busy on the dates we suggested). Sarah was so taken with the Vision Caterpults that she has ordered a 14ft, great choice as this rod is an excellent choice for any lady taking up salmon fishing.

Teviot is a renowned grayling river, the place I have in mind is on a private estate near Nisbet, Roxburghshire, and rods are available on Saturday 20 February.  The last time I visited, I was lucky enough to net two grayling.

 Cliff Johnston GAIA Instructor has been invited to provide expertise, and a gillie is also available, depends how many of us there will be. During the day you will learn about efficient fly-casting, fly fishing tactics, long trotting, effective flies and how to read the river, along with safety and wading

 The estate provided the following information: Woodside Walled Garden is located nearby Harestanes and is open from 10am – 4pm during February.  They serve soup/sandwich lunches and tea/coffee/cakes etc.  If you want a more substantial lunch you could book a table at the Cross Keys in the neighbouring village of Ancrum (a couple of minutes drive) or book a table there for dinner at the end of your day. 

If you are bringing your own lunch there are tables and chairs in the park at Harestanes which is still accessible or if it is wet the fishing hut can be used to provide some undercover shelter.Please have a look at the distance Nisbet is from you and let me know if that and date 20th Feb suit, and I will book the rods (£10 each). Cost including tuition £10.00 per person

Anne is currently tying flies for grayling for the trip

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