Annual Fly Dressing Comp. Winners

Our closing meeting this week was a fun night with a good selection of drinks and nibbles for everyone plus a quiz and then the prizegiving for the various category winners. Many thanks to the committee members who as ususal put in a lot of effort to buy, cook and present the food and drink and write the quiz questions – no need to name you as everyone played a part ably driven by Ken who despite a problem with his van still made it on time. A great shame that Chairman Pete Webb could not make it but he sent his good wishes and we saved him some of the uneaten food!

It was a relaxed evening giving us all a chance to chat and catch up in general. It was also good to see some of the wives and husband of our members and they sportingly joined in with the quiz and came up with some interesting answers I have to say!

Tony Woods was chief camerman on the night but supported by Roy McAdam for reasons that will become clear below.

We were joined by long term but now sadly ex-member Caroline Clist who has now turned her creative skills from feathers to glass. She now makes a range of glassware items from her home and these include a selection of game fish. Caroline had decided to present one of her fish to us for use as a trophy and is seen handing over the brown trout to myself. We are extremely indebted to Caroline for her generosity; the committee will consider what we might use this new addition to the trophies for over the Summer.

So…. the winners. Well first of all we have the worthy winners of our Quiz being Tony Woods, his wife Shirley and our guest Caroline Clist. Tony is on the camera here and the ladies received the trophy for him.

The winner of the Open class Competition by a narrow margin was Paul Aston with his Holographic cascade – see below. Well done Paul – you put a lot of time in practicing and it pays off for certain.

The runner up in the Open class was Mark Siviter and considering he had little time to practice he did extremely well – ask Mark, he will tell you why he didn’t have much practice time!

The Novice class attracted less entries but in truth we do not have too many novices these days. You will see now why Tony Woods could not take the photo. as he was the very surprised winner.

The runner up in the Novice class was a very recent addition to our membership Richard Benham and well done to him.

For the first time we held a new competition where members were given a list of materials and had to invent a pattern of their own and tie it. Ex-chairman John Bergdahl took the honours on this one but thanks to all of you who ‘had a go.’

So, all in all a good night. The results of the Photographic competition have been posted prior to this.

Thanks to all for making the event enjoyable and next year make sure that you finish all the food please!

Tight lines. Glyn.

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