Archive for November, 2010



Posted by mike On November 18th, 2010

It is very good to be able to report that the BFCC is further expanding its areas of operation with a Meeting in Glasgow on Sunday 11 September 2011. However, we will not be doing it all on our own, since we have had help from several people, to which the Club’s gratitute must be expressed. However, special mention must be made of our friend, Alberto Laidlaw, who emailed to say “The Glasgow Casting Club is delighted to be working with The BFCC during their first trip north of the border. We have a committed group of guys who regularly meet to cast and who I know will benefit from the day with the BFCC, so a good turnout is anticipated”. 

He was also instrumental in directing us to Pollok Park, which is a very pleasant country environment within the City, with the Police Club and rugby pitches being good for casting. Importantly though, for any of you who may be concerned, they have promised to let us go when we finish!!!

The proceedings for the day will be like the very successful model established in Wrexham in 2010, and directions/other details are given in the CALENDAR.

I am sure all the Club Members will join with me in welcoming new friends to our Glasgow Meeting, which is an area steeped in fly fishing tradition.

Please email your interest to:

Caer Beris

Posted by mikeh On November 14th, 2010

After the Wrexham meeting GAIA kindly invited the BFCC to give workshops on tournament and full line distance casting at their autumn meeting. Mike Marshall accepted the invitation which meant he and I have spent a weekend in Wales at Caer Beris Manor. The meeting is part of  GAIA’s CPPD ( continuing personal and professional developement) and Mike and I gave two of the several workshops available to the sixty GAIA members who attended.

 Mike gave the tournament workshop and a demo of casting a five weight DT in the morning and I did mine on distance with full lines in the afternoon. I think it’s fair to say that the majority who attended our workshops are primarily river orientated so the sight of eighty feet of fly line being held up by a five weight rod wasn’t something they were used to seeing, nor was the sight (or lack of it ) of a T120 disappearing into the distance like a launched rocket.

 I think I am safe in saying both were well recieved and generated quite a bit of interest. I know for certain Mike and I thoroughly enjoyed doing them.

 I managed to attend a couple of the other excellent workshops which certainly have contributed greatly to my own CPPD and were worth the the trip on their own.

I don’t know why I am always surprised at the friendliness and enthusiasm of the fly fishing fraternity, especially fellow instructors. You would have thought I would have got used to it by now.

 Thank you GAIA for the invitation and your generous hospitality.

  Mike Heritage


Posted by mike On November 2nd, 2010

For very sound business reasons the Fly Show has been merged with the Shooting Show at Newark on the 26th and 27th February. Unfortunately, this large event  submerges our usual casting area under tents, so the organisers are trying find us another suitable area. As the plans become clearer I will ‘keep you posted’. In the meantime we will need to have a flexible view of the situation, which is a sign of the the times in which we live.