Upcoming Events


River Annan workshop- Hoddom Castle - Saturday 20th of May 

The workshop is designed to promote and demonstrate the “Italian casting style” which is a fly fishing discipline developed for fishing fast water and getting flies into difficult places.  This casting technique is extremely effective on all waters; especially those rivers that are overgrown and have many pockets of water."

The workshop will be run on the Annan River at Hoddom Castle Estate in the Borders. This will be a similar format to our normal course with casting instruction for both beginners and for those wishing to further develop their understanding of the “Italian Style”. This will followed by some fishing in the evening.

The format for the day is:

We will meet on the Hoddom Castle carpark at 9.15am

9.30 am – 10.00 am    Briefing and demonstration of the technique

10.00 am – 12 noon   Casting tuition practice and fine tuning

12 noon – 1 pm           Lunch

1 pm – 2.30 pm           More tuition and practice

2.30 pm – 3.30 pm     River Master Class demonstration (applying the casts to fishing situations)

3.30 pm - onwards     Fishing with the FFMUK team

 FFMUK will supply all necessary equipment for the Italian style free of Charge. However please bring your own  gear if you want to fish. If you wish to fish using the Italian style, you are welcome to use the FFMUK rods and reels.

The cost of the day is £25 (which includes a donation to Wild Trout Trust) plus individual day tickets if you wish to fish.

If you wish to fish the following day please see the details below, and the location can also be found on the Hoddom Castle Website http://www.hoddomcastle.co.uk/

NOTE: We ask that glasses be worn at all times throughout the workshop and during fishing for safety reasons.

Contact event organizer Manu Gonetto by email at lelegonet@yahoo.it.

 Saturday and Sunday 16th / 17th June- FFMUK Workshop South Wales

This will be an event similar to the Annan Workshop. We will be based at the Cammarch Hotel, Llangammarch Wells, Powys, LD4 4BY.

The workshop will be held in the grounds with fishing on the Hotels stretches of the Irfon.

Hotels contact details can be found at http://www.cammarch.com/

Contact event organizers Phil Bastow by email at Phil Bastow Phil@bastow.net

Saturday and Sunday  16th / 17th September - FFMUK Workshop River Tees - Full Details to be announced

Saturday 30th September to Sunday *th October – Welsh Dee FFMUK Fly in Full Details to be announcedType your paragraph here.

Other FFMUK events in 2017

Saturday 6th May – Bradford City AA open day – Gargrave Village Green, Gargrave BD23 3RT 9.30am  - 4.00 pm

We will be at the Bradford City annual open day, which  will occupy much of the space on the Village Green, and the river-bank will provide a viewing gallery for the many demonstrations we have planned for you on the river.  There will be nationally well-known presenters who will demonstrate angling and conservation skills.  Sessions will include:

Manu Gonetto (from The Italian Casting team), showing the ‘Fly First’ casting technique
Clark Colman & Brian Towers, AAPGAI instructors, demonstrating ‘standard’ casting methods.
Stephen Cheetham, from ‘Fishing with Style’, and Phil Sheridan, with the Japanese ‘Tenkara style’ of casting.
Jonathan Barnes, an England Angling Team Member, showing ‘How To Fish A River’.
Prof.Jon Grey of the Wild Trout Trust, demonstrating River Conservation approaches and methods.
Riverfly ‘Bug Sampling’ surveys of aquatic invertebrate populations, ever-popular with both Big and Little kids!

FFM UK will provide free casting tuition in the Italian Style subject to availability.

There will be a small entry charge, to include a raffle. ALL proceeds from the event will go to the Wild Trout Trust, to promote their nationally-important work to conserve and improve habitat and environment for aquatic and streamside fauna and flora.

Saturday and Sunday  12/13th August – Lowther Show near Penrith  http://www.lowthershow.co.uk

FFMUK will be demonstrating and providing tuition on both days at the Lowther Show.