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Branches in England 

 

 


Branch details are based on information provided to us by the branch, or in its absence, scoured from other sources. The last line for each entry indicates the "vintage" of the information we have.  You can also find a map showing the location of all our branches here.

 

If you spot any mistakes or would like to change any of the information below, please get in touch with Mike Doran on webmaster@flydressersguild.org.  

 

 

  

 

Bedfordshire South Fly Dressers' Guild

(formal name: South Bedfordshire Fly Dressers' Guild) 

 

  

Where we meet: Kent Athletic Club, Tenby Drive, Luton, Bedfordshire LU4 9BN. Tel: 01582 582 723

 

When we meet: 7:30 pm on Tuesdays - end of October to end of March for fly dressing. Throughout the Summer, a program of competitions and social fishing events is held on local venues generally once per month excluding August.

 

Contact: Dennis Hunt, Secretary.  Email: Dennishunt1@btinternet.com. Tel: 07956 685 316

 

Website: n/a

 

Current programme: n/a

 

Latest update from branch: March 2013

 

  

  

  

  
Bristol and West Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: Redhill Village Hall, Church Road, Redhill, Bristol BS40 5SG. Tel: 01934 862 619

 

When we meet: 8:00 pm most Wednesdays, except during June, July and August when the club meets on the first Wednesday of the month

 

Contact: David Wheeler, Secretary. Email: toledo1946@sky.com Tel: 07870 108 767

 

Website: www.bristolflydressers.co.uk  Facebook pageBristol Fly Dressers Guild

 

Current programme: www.bristolflydressers.co.uk/#Programme

 

Latest update from branch: January 2017

 

 

 

 

  

Cheltenham & Gloucester Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: Hucclecote Community Association, Hucclecote Rd, Gloucester GL3 3RT. Tel: 01452 616 289

 

When we meet: First and third Tuesday of the month, except August and December when it's the first Tuesday only

 

Contact: Nick Hayward, Membership Secretary: Email: nickandmaryhayward@googlemail.com. Tel. 01242 575 107

 

Website: www.cgfdg.co.uk

 

Current programme: http://www.cgfdg.co.uk/programme/

 

Latest update from branch: December 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Chiltern Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Club

 

 

Where we meet: Great Missenden Memorial Centre, Buryfield,Link Road, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 9AE. Tel: 01494 416 559

 

When we meet: 7:30 pm on the last three Thursdays of the month, September to April, plus a minimum of three days' fishing in the summer months 

 

Contact: Geoff Darby, Secretary. Email: geoffdarby748@yahoo.co.uk Tel:  07293 936 034.

 

Website: www.chilternflytying.co.uk

 

Current programme: Programme - what's on and where

 

Latest update from branch:  February 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Congleton Fly Tying Club

 

 

Where we meet: The Cygnet Club, 12 Swan Bank, Congleton CW12 1AH

 

When we meet: 7:45 pm for an 8:00 pm start, first and third Thursdays of the month, September to April

 

Contacts: 

  • Mark Shuttleworth, Secretary.  Email: secretary_cftc@outlook.com
  • David Sartin, Assistant Secretary.  Email: david.sartin1815@btinternet.com

 

Website: www.congletonflytyingclub.co.uk

 

Current programme: www.congletonflytyingclub.co.uk/calender

 

Latest update from branch: June 2014 

 

 

 

 

 

The Craven Branch of The Fly Dressers' Guild (Skipton Flytyers)

 

 

Where we meet: Odd Fellows' House, 26 Rectory Lane, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1ER - at the Rectory Lane entrance to the main car park in Skipton (in the back room)

 

When we meet: 7:30pm on the third Monday of the month - check calendar on website

 

Contact: J. Benard Sunderland, Secretary.  Email: bernardsunderland@gmail.com.  Tel: 01535 603 074; OR contact@skiptonflytyers.org.uk

 

Website: www.skiptonflytyers.org.uk 

 

Current programme: www.skiptonflytyers.org.uk/calendar.htm

 

Latest update from branch: July 2013

 

 

 

 

East Anglia Branch of The Fly Dressers' Guild 

 

 

Where we meet: West Suffolk Golf Centre, New Drove Road, Beck Row, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 8RN

 

Meetings: From 7.30 to 9.30 pm on 2nd Wednesday of each month, twelve months a year.

 

Contact:  Collin Picton (Secretary) Email : Collin.picton@btinternet.com  Tel: 07885 135617 / 01553 671488


               Albert Denty (Chairman).  Email: albertdenty@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 07825 397111


                    Bill Morris (Treasurer)

 

Current programme: See our Newsletter here – Fishing matches, social events, guest speakers and tying master classes


Website: n/a

 

Latest update from branch: May 2016

 

 

 

 

East Kent Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: Canterbury & District Angling Association Headquarters, Riversdale, 14 Mill Road, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent CT2 0AF. Tel: 01227 710 830

 

When we meet: First Monday of the month, from October to March

 

Contact: David Morton, Secretary and Treasurer. Email: dave@sueanddavemorton.plus.com. Tel: 01227 710 037

 

Website: n/a

 

Current programme: n/a

 

Latest update from branch: February 2012

 

 

 

 

 

East Yorkshire Branch of The Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: The Beverley Conservative Club, Wylies Road, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 7AP. Tel: 01482 867 968

 

When we meet: 7:45pm on the first Tuesday of every month

 

Contact: Colin Farmer, Secretary.  Telephone: 01430 440278  Email: farmcon74@gmail.com

 

Website: www.eastyorkshireflydressers.co.uk

 

Current programme: see branch website

 

Latest update from branch: February 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Hereford Fly-Tying Club

 

 

Where we meet: Three Counties Hotel, Belmont Rd, Hereford HR2 7BP. Tel: 01432 299 955

 

When we meet: 7:30 pm or 8:00 pm (depending on the meeting) on the third Monday of the month

 

Contact: Brian Stokes, Secretary.  Email: bjstokes51@btinternet.com

 

Website: www.hfdg.org

 

Current programme: n/a

 

Latest update from branch: December 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Hertfordshire & District Branch - Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: Lemsford Village Hall, Lemsford, Brocket Road (B653), Lemsford, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 7TT. Tel: 01707 270 772

 

When we meet:

  • Speakers, demonstrations -8:00 pm on the second Monday of the month
  • Fly tying classes - 8:30 pm on the third Monday of the month
  • We will be demonstrating at a number of shows in 2017 

 

Contacts:


Derek Cross, Chairman: Tel: 01707 883 167 (home); 07949 030 476 (mobile). dntc45@hotmail.com

Phil Middleton, Secretary: middleton.pj@googlemail.com

Regan Skinner, Membership Secretary: regan.skinner@btopenworld.com

Ian Ruff, FDG Awards and fly tying coordinator: ianlruff@virginmedia.com

 

Website: www.flydressers-guild-herts-branch.co.uk

 

Current programme: www.flydressers-guild-herts-branch.co.uk/herts_flydressers_guild_programme.html;


       

Newsletters:     The Hertfordshire Hackle November 2017



Latest update from branch: November 2017



Kennet Valley Flydressers


 

Where we meet: Englefield Social Club, The Street, Englefield, Berkshire, RG7 5ES

 

When we meet: 7:30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month, October through to March

 

Contact: Geoff Wilcox, Secretary. Email: geoffwilcox@btinternet.com. Tel: 07050 236 839

 

Website: n/a

 

Current programme: 2016/17 programme to be posted 

 

Latest update from branch: March 2016




Lakeland Flydressers Guild

 

 

Where we meet: The Club Inn, Main Street, Endmoor, Kendal, LA8 0EU. Tel: 01539 567 424

 


When we meet: n/a

 


Contact: Mike Harper, Treasurer/ Membership Secretary. Email: mikeharps@dsl.pipex.com. Address: 3 Starnthwaite Cottages, Crossthwaite, Kendal, LA8 8HZ

 


Website: www.lakelandflydressers.org.uk/index.html

 


Current programme: http://www.lakelandflydressers.org.uk/page3.html

 


Latest update from branch: 




Leeds Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: Lounge Bar, West Park Rugby Club, The Sycamores, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 9JR. Tel: 0113 267 1437

 

When we meet: Most Wednesday evenings, at 7.30 p.m. for two hours or so, from October to March (inclusive)

 

Contact: Dudley Hosfield, Secretary. Email: dhosfield@ntlworld.com.  Tel: 01937 842 319

 

Website: www.leedsflydressersguild.co.uk

 

Current programme (2017/18): See website as above download here

 

Latest update from branch: September 2017




London Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Turnham Green, Chiswick, London W4 4JN. Tel: 0845 456 2828

 

When we meet: 


Wednesday 16th  September 2015

Wednesdays 28th October, 25th November 2015

Tuesdays 12th January and 23rd February 2016

Meetings will start at 7.00 pm sharp as we have to clear the room by 9.30 pm


Auction on Saturday 26th September 2015 (see Branch News page for details)


Annual Auctions on Saturdays 27th February and 5th March 2016 (to be confirmed)


Contact: Mike Humphreys, Secretary. Email: mike@cutleruk.co.uk. Tel: 01923 778 544

 

Website: n/a

 

Current programme: n/a

 

Latest update from branch: September 2015




North Kent Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet:


Meetings and fly dressing evenings - White Oak Leisure Centre, Garrolds Close, off Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent BR8 7BT (good parking, bar available). Tel: 01322 622 188

 

When we meet:

Meetings - 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month, October to March

Fly dressing evenings - First Tuesday of the month, October to March

 

Contact: Martin Smith, Membership Secretary. Email: martinsmith@northkentfdg.co.uk

 

Website: www.northkentfdg.co.uk.  Facebook pageNorth Kent FDG

 

Current programme: www.northkentfdg.co.uk/Programme.html

 

Latest update from branch: November 2015




Northampton Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: Cardigan Arms, 7 Stocks Hill, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7TB

 

When we meet: 7:30 pm for an 8:00 pm start on Tuesday evenings – October to April

 

Contact: TBC. Email: northamptonflydressers@hotmail.co.uk

 

Website: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/alexander.prouse/northamptonflydressers.co.uk/index.html

 

Current programme: n/a

 

Latest update from branch: pending




Northumbria Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: The Masons Arms, Font St, Dinnington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 7LG

 

When we meet: Third Tuesday of the month

 

Contact details:  see the 2017 programme

 

Website: n/a

 

Current programme: 2017 programme

 

Latest update from branch: January 2017




Northwest Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet:Timperley Sports Club, Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham, Chesire WA15 7LU. Tel: 01619 804 397

 

When we meet:7:30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month


Contact: Eddie Wilkinson, General Secretary.  Email: e.j.wilkinson@hotmail.co.uk. Tel: 07885 796 145

 

Website: http://northwest-fdg.co.uk/


Current programme: 2015 Programme

  

Latest Newsletters: May 2016; June 2016July 2016;August 2016; October 2016


Latest update from branch:  November 2016




Pendle Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: The Royal British Legion Club, 21 King Street, Barnoldswick, BB18 5UW. Tel: 01282 812 491

 

When we meet:Last Wednesday of each month

 

Contact: Dennis MacDonald, Chairman and Acting Secretary. General Committee email: pendleflydressers@yahoo.co.uk

 

Website: n/a

 

Current programme: 2013 programme

 

Latest update from branch:January 2012




Ringwood & District Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: Poulner Junior School, North Poulner Road, Ringwood, Hants BH24 3LA. Tel: 01425 474 590

 

When we meet: 7:00 pm on Wednesdays, September to March/ April. The last session for the 2011/12 season is 4th April 2012, which will include the Branch AGM. Classes will resume on 19th September 2012 and will run until 3rd April 2013.

 

Contacts:

Peter Wildash, Secretary. Email: mayoflycraft@talktalk.net. Tel: 01202 872 985

Rob Norris, Chairman. Tel: 02380 282 469

Brin Woodsford, Treasurer. Tel: 01425 477 774

Malcolm Price. Tel: 0120 537 321

 

Facebook page: Ringwood & District Branch, Fly Dressers' Guild

 

Current programme: n/a

 

Latest update from branch: October 2012




Roadford Branch, Fly Dressers' Guild

in association with South West Lakes Trust 

 

 

Where we meet: The Water Sports Centre at Roadford Lake Country Park, Lower Goodacre, Broadwoodwidger, Devon PL16 0JL

 

Inaugural meeting: 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm start on Tuesday 11th June - Charles Jardine in attendance!  Thereafter, meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, with 2-3 meetings at Stithians Lake near Redruth in Cornwall.

 

Contact: Wes Ower.  Email: wesower@yahoo.co.uk. Tel: 07923 504163

 

Current programme: n/a


Website: n/a but you can find them on Facebook

 

Latest update from branch: May 2013




Rother Valley Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: The Bear Hotel, 15 East St, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1AA. Tel: 02392 486 501

 

When we meet: 7:30 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, September to March

 

Contact: Steve Batten, Chairman. Tel: 01243 823 491

 

Website: www.fdg-rothervalleybranch.co.uk

 

Current programme: http://www.fdg-rothervalleybranch.co.uk/tying-program/

 

Latest update from branch: September 2015




Sheffield & High Peak Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: Phoenix Sports & Social Club, Pavilion Lane, Brinsworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5PA. Tel: 01709 363 788

 

When we meet: 7.30 pm, normally the 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the month - check with the Secretary or in the current programme link below

 

Contact: David Rowley, Secretary. Email: dwrowley@btinternet.com. Tel: 01142 685 422

 

Website: http://shef-fdg.salp.co.uk/

 

Current programme: http://shef-fdg.salp.co.uk/2014-15_events

 

Latest update from branch: November 2014




Surrey Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: 


Monthly meetings: Effingham Golf Club, Guildford Road, Effingham, Surrey KT24 5PZ. Tel: 01372 452 203

Fly-tying sessions: Byfleet Village Hall, 54 High Rd, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7QL.  Tel: 07980 974 577


 

When we meet: 


Monthly meetings: 7:30 pm on the second Monday of the month – September to May

Fly-tying sessions: please see the Branch website


 

Contact: Dave Taylor, Chairman. Email: djtaylor818@btinternet.com. Tel: 07414 682372

 

Website: www.surreyflydresser.org

 

Current programme: Meeting programme; Fly-tying programme

 

Latest update from branch: February 2016




Sussex Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: Patcham Community Centre, School Campus, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 8TA. Tel: 01273 508 376

 

When we meet: 8:00 pm every Thursday evening – mid-September to April

 

Contacts:

Roy Gurney - Membership Secretary/ Treasurer. Email: roygurney@capel29.plus.com. Tel: 01273 581 519

Paul Bond - Secretary. Email: paul.bond13@btinternet.com. Tel: 01273 420 410

 

Website: www.sussexflydressers.org.uk

 

Current programme: www.sussexflydressers.org.uk/events.html

 

Latest update from branch: June 2014




Swale Branch Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: UKP Leisure Club, Sports Pavilion, Gore Court Road, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 1QN - Tel. 01795 477 047

 

When we meet: First Monday of the month, except Bank Holidays, when move to the following Monday

 

Contacts:

Patrick Camber, Secretary. Email: patricksfdg@gmail.com. Tel: 01634 365 481

Len Hopson, Chairman. Tel: 01634 366 080

 

Website: n/a

 

Current programme: n/a

 

Latest update from branch: February 2012




Thames Valley Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

Where we meet: The Flowerpot Hotel, Aston, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3DG. Tel: 01491 574 721

 

When we meet: First and last Thursday of every month from September to April. Plus trips!

 

Contacts:

John Watkins, Secretary - watkins657@btinternet.com. Tel: 01189 542 228

Richard Ellis, Treasurer - sre868@tiscali.co.uk. Tel: 01344 625 068

Peter Watson, Instructor - Peter.Watson@vinciconstruction.co.uk. Tel: 01753 855 027

 

Website:  www.thamesvalleyflydressers.co.uk/

 

Current programme: 2013/ 2014 programme

 

Latest update from branch: January 2014




Wandle Piscators Fly Dressers' Guild

 

 

When and where we meet:


We hold fly tying sessions on the first Thursday of every month from October to March inclusive - 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start at

the William Morris pub, Merton Abbey Mills 20, Watermill Way, Merton, London SW19 2RD


Contact:


Phil Kay, Membership Secretary. Email: membership@wandlepiscators.net 


 

Website: www.wandlepiscators.net


 

Current programme: Members can check the latest information on the Fly Tying section of the Wandle Piscators' Members Forum


 

Latest update from branch: April 2015




Wessex Fly Dressers' Guild


Where we meet:


Winter Venue: Atherley Bowling Club, Hill Lane, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 5DB. Tel: 02380 630 261

Summer Venue: Toronto Court, Brendon Green, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 4BE


When we meet: almost every Tuesday of the year


Contacts:


Paul Eslinger, Chairman; Email: paul@eslinger.com; Tel: 07795 187 632

Paul Herington, Treasurer; Email: p.herington@ntlworld.com; Tel - 01329 843 230

Alan Clarke, Secretary; Email: a.a.clarke1@btinternet.com; Tel - 07961 171 625


Website: www.fdgwessex.co.ukFacebook pageFly Dressers Guild - Wessex Branch


Current programme: 2016 programme


Latest update from branch: January 2016




Wey Valley Branch



Where we meet: The Lower Bourne Social Club, 83 Burnt Hill Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3LL

   (NB comes up as a Nursery if you Google Map it, but it is the right address!). Tel: 01252 716 683


 

When we meet: Typically, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month - check with secretary



Contact: Peter Stephens, Secretary. Email: peterstephens13@btinternet.com


              Tel: 01252 794375. Mobile: 07785 257895.



Website www.weyvalleyflydressers.co.uk



Current programme: 2017 programme 


 

Latest update from branch: December 2016




Wiltshire Chalkstreams Fly Dressers

 

Where we meet: - Note: new venue 

Boscombe Down Recreation Club, Lyndhurst Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7PE


When we meet:


Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month - lectures and presentations - September to April

Fly dressing and instruction evening: First Tuesday of every month, throughout the year

 

Contact: Mike Allen secretary. Email familyallen24@ntlworld.com telephone 07593 797284

 

Website: n/a

 

New programme for autumn/winter 2015/2016:


13th October: Dr Nick Giles 'How clean is the Avon and what difference does this make to my fishing?'  Dr Giles will talk about how clean a chalk stream should be; what factors pollute it and what the current state of play on the Avon actually is, discussing what sorts of flies are lost, which are suffering and which are thriving.  The talk will be based on work that the Wessex Chalk Stream & Rivers Trust has been doing using river invertebrates to map water quality problems.


10th November: Stuart McTeare; Head Keeper of the Piscatorial Society will be chatting about his years as a boatman on Lough Sheelin and tying some flies that he used there and other parts of Ireland.


January (date TBC): Martin Browne; River Keeper of the Services Dry Fly Fishing Association’s water, chatting about which waters he likes to escape to away from local chalkstreams, with a tying demonstration of wet and dry flies for the rivers of South Wales and the West Highlands of Scotland.

February (date TBC): Charles and Alex Jardine ‘tag team’ fly tying evening; members to bring materials for the evening of which Charles and Alex are put on the spot to design and tie a fly with.


Latest branch newsletter: October 2015


Latest update from branch: November 2016




Worcester Fly Dressers


  

Where we meet: Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7SN



When we meet: 7.00 - 10.00 pm on Tuesdays, from September to March


 

Contacts:


Ken Nutting, Chairman. Email: ken.nutting@gmail.com or Chairman@WorcesterFlyDressers.co.uk; Tel: 01386 554 219 or 07802 320 532

Matt Whalley, Secretary.  Email: matthew_whalley@sky.com or Secretary@Worcesterflydressers.co.uk; Tel: 01384 271514 or 07425 155 201

Bob Cooper, Treasurer. Email: bob.cooper@talktalk.net or Treasurer@Worcesterflydressers.co.uk; Tel: 01384 440 322 or 07875 383 815

Mark Siviter, Youth Officer. Email: mhsiviter@hotmail.co.uk; Tel: 01562 777 531 or 07967 118 582 


Website and current programme: www.worcesterflydressers.co.uk

 


Facebook:www.facebook.com/worcesterflydressers    



Latest update from Branch: January 2017