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[11/11/2021] Peter Stonnard

It is with a heavy heart, we have to report the passing of Peter Stonnard.

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We all know the brothers well, Peter was a long serving well liked and valued members of Errwood Fly Fishing Club. I know you will all join me sending our condolences both to Jack and Peters family.

I have asked Jack to keep us informed of the arrangements and we wish all the family well at this difficult time.



[17/10/2021] Fur & Feather

Fur & Feather Errwood Reservoir 17th October

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Fur & Feather

Open to members and guests
8:00am - 9:00am Meet and bacon rolls!
Fishing 9:30am - 2:00pm
Weigh in and a few pies 2:00pm - 2:30pm



[08/09/2021] Meet and Greet September 12th

Errwood Meet and Greet 12th September

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MEET and GREET

12th September 2021

Gentlemen,

Whilst Covid is not quite beaten, we certainly have it on the ropes.

With that in mind we have set up with our friends at Errwood sailing club a bit of a get together.

A chance to meet your new committee and have a friendly day consisting of our famous bacon sarnies from 8am till 9am.

A chance to fish together from 9am till 12.30pm.

We will then have a weigh in for those wishing to compete in a very relaxed informal competition, best three fish, with a suitable bit of China for the winner.

1pm pies and a pint, chance to grill the new Chairman and alay any fears you may have.

We will have a raffle on the day to raise funds for the Air Ambulance, a deserving cause, I'm sure you will agree.

We will also be hoping for donations towards a commemorative bench for Farmer John Mellor, which we hope will be unveiled on the day.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

I must remind you all to be Covid aware, respect each other's space.

By taking the precautions we can move forward and continue with our program of competition's whilst forging ahead with heathy meaningful relations with all our partners in the valley.

Your Committee, still working hard on behalf of our members.



[07/07/2021] Farmer John's Bench

I have been asked to help raise monies for Farmer John’s bench.

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Hi Guys,
I have been asked by our very own Donald Hough to help raise monies for Farmer John’s bench. Sarah ( John’s Daughter ) wants a bench to commemorate John’s passing, a celebration of his life, his love of EFFC. We would like to contribute towards the bench, it will be unveiled at the gathering on the 12th September, our return to social activities.
With that in mind we have a number of money raising activities over the next few weeks. We have managed to secure a limited edition “EFFC” Baseball cap. Strictly limited to 30 caps, each cap is £12 posted out free of charge.
We will also embark on a Facebook and website sales programme of all sorts stuff from caps to cups, flies to flipping all sorts. That in mind a selection of flies limited to 12 sets for only £6 posted out free of charge (see pic )
Check Facebook for offers and freebies some first come first served.
All profits to Farmer John’s Bench, surplus monies to the Air Ambulance.
Money sent via PayPal to my email or phone number available on the website effc.org.uk,Or just phone me and we will sort something. Any donations gratefully accepted.

Best

David H.






[22/07/2021] Steve McCormack

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Steve McCormack.

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It is with great sadness that we have learned that one of our fellow members, Steve McCormack, has recently passed away. Steve waited patiently for full membership of Errwood for many years before finally being offered membership for the first time just this year. Indeed I remember meeting him as a day ticket angler a couple of years back and recall him enthusiastically pressing me for news of his membership request.

We send our sincere condolences to Steve’s widow, family and friends.

Lyn Powell (Chairman EFFC, on behalf of Committee and Members)



[23/06/2021] Club Chairman

Lyn Powell EFFC Chairman

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As you all well know, I am on my way out.

Lyn Powell is now your new chairman.

Having had time to spend in his company, I am confident you are in a safe pair of hands.

Lyn has been a member for 30 years knows the club and members, realises the task ahead of him, realises there is always room for improvement and I know will strive to make Errwood Fly Fishing Club the best it could possibly be.

So, NOW, I’m a rebel:

Today we have stocked with the finest stocking we have ever had.
Browns to double figures.
Rainbows to double figures.
However, the smile on Mick Prince’s face probably says it all.

You guys should be so very proud to be members of a fantastic club.

Look out for the forthcoming events, speak to Don Hough if you not on email or Facebook.

Please continue to support Lyn as you have supported me over the last 8 years.

We have a very special club, a social club, in an outstanding area of natural beauty.

We have 130 adult members.

I task each one of you to look after Errwood for me, for yourselves, for your children, maybe more importantly for our friends that have passed.

Pick up litter, shout at any member of the public that makes you angry and shoot any cormorant you see.

Like I say I’m a “REBEL” now.

David Hamnett

So very, very, proud to have been your chairman.



[07/04/2021] Committee Vacancies

Errwood Fly Fishing Club Committee Vacancies

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Hi Guys,

As is the norm, in this covid age, the life and times of Errwood Fly Fishing Club continues to move on at a pace. We find ourselves requiring our members to stand up and be counted. We are through differing circumstances, in need of the following support for committee. We are therefore asking members to apply for the following positions.

Head Baillif

You will be able to manage a team of likeminded members who will work under your direction to ensure the compliance of our rules and constitution, regarding both members and Day ticket anglers. You will be able to interact with the public and always present the club in a favourable light. Full support will be given by committee and any training needs looked upon favourably.

Fisheries Officer

You will be in sole charge of a large budget, reporting directly to committee and responsible for the stocking of fish, the timely completion of all movement paperwork and compliance with all current regulations. Again, you will have the full support of committee.

Ordinary Committee member

You will assist committee, attending our meetings and offering your point of view, to all aspects of our club undertaking tasks as and when you feel able to assist.

Chairman

You will liase with all agencies in the valley, take all credit when things go well and blame others when it doesn`t, win win.

Seriously guys, I am getting too old to fight the good fight. You`ve had my best years, I shall now bow out gracefully. I shall be around to interview all prospective candidates and promise I will only leave when I`m sure the club is in safe hands.

In the first instance please apply in writing or by email david.hamnett@hotmail.co.uk. My address is found on the contact page at effc.org.uk

Regards David Hamnett
Chairman.



[07/03/2021] Day Tickets - Now Online

Errwood Fly Fishing Club Day tickets now available online

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Day tickets

Day tickets are now available to buy online as well as via the usual resellers. The online system is secure and there are a number of payment options.



[12/05/2020] Day Tickets

Errwood Fly Fishing Club, Day tickets to return from the 20th June

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Day ticket anglers

The date you have been waiting patiently for can now be announced, day tickets are on sale from Saturday 20th June.

It is so particularly important we observe all the social distancing measures, be aware of the public as well as other anglers.Importantly the public will also be policing our behavior.

Please observe the following simple measures, they will be strictly enforced.Firstly, no member exhibiting any Covid 19 symptoms shall fish or visit the valley.

No one shall have access to any of the facilities in the club house including the toilet until further notice.

You must travel to the water by yourself unless the passenger is a member of your own household.

Social distancing shall be the new normal, a rod length always kept between all anglers.

A suitable distance shall be kept between anglers when fishing. Minimum of 15 paces.

Under no circumstances shall anyone share any fishing tackle of any sort, including flies.

There shall be no tuition unless the distancing rule applies, and no tackle is shared.

Gloves and hand sanitizer will be required to gain entrance via the barrier and gate.

Please remember to park at a safe distance.



These simple but extremely important rules will be revised as and when the advice changes.

Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time.

Tight Lines.

Your Committee.

PS, There will be no day tickets at this time

[12/05/2020] EFFC Statement

Errwood Fly Fishing Club, Coronavirus Update Return to Fishing

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Dear members

The day we have been waiting patiently for has arrived, we can go fishing as of Wednesday 13th May.

It is so particularly important we observe all the social distancing measures, be aware of the public as well as other members.Importantly the public will also be policing our behavior.

Please observe the following simple measures, they will be strictly enforced.Firstly, no member exhibiting any Covid 19 symptoms shall fish or visit the valley.

No member shall have access to any of the facilities in the club house including the toilet until further notice.

You must travel to the water by yourself unless the passenger is a member of your own household.

Social distancing shall be the new normal, a rod length always kept between all members.

A suitable distance shall be kept between members when fishing. Minimum of 15 paces.

Under no circumstances shall anyone share any fishing tackle of any sort, including flies.

There shall be no tuition unless the distancing rule applies, and no tackle is shared.

Gloves and hand sanitizer will be required to gain entrance via the barrier and gate.

Please remember to park at a safe distance.



These simple but extremely important rules will be revised as and when the advice changes.

Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time.

Tight Lines.

Your Committee.

PS, There will be no day tickets at this time

[17/03/2020] EFFC Statement

Errwood Fly Fishing Club, Coronavirus Statement

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Dear Member,

We live in unprecedented times, the advice given with regard to COVID 19 is changing on a daily basis.
We have to view the situation very seriously.
We fully understand that being able to escape to Errwood could well prove to be a god send, I am certainly looking forward to opening day.

That said different people will have differing views on what they feel acceptable, what is considered to be an acceptable distance should you wish to chat with fellow members.
I suggest we all maintain at least a ROD`S LENGTH between ourselves when chatting, as you all well know you can have the virus and not be aware of it.
Should you develop a high temperature, sore throat or cough, please refrain from visiting us.
You all are well aware of our demographic, a large percentage of our members would be considered in the VUNERABLE category.

Let common sense prevail, lets all continue to enjoy our fishing, respect each other’s personal space, and most importantly stay safe.

Regards David Hamnett.

Chairman EFFC.