Archive for May, 2011



Posted by mike On May 19th, 2011

The BFCC received a major boost last weekend when leading lights Mike Heritage and Roger Miles participated in The Federation of Fly Fishers meeting in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Following rigorous testing Mike was elevated from his earlier Certified Casting Instructor – CCI, to Masters CCI and Roger achieved his CCI to add to his recent GAIA success in Wales.

This goes to show just how far our BFCC Members are, literally and metaphorically, prepared to go to obtain recognition for their practical tuition skills and written theoretical knowledge, so many congratulations to both from myself and on behalf of all our supporters.

READING 7 & 8 MAY 2011

Posted by mike On May 9th, 2011

For the first time ever we were able to have two teams representing the BFCC which is a major step forwards. On Saturday Tracy, Wendy and Alan supported coaches Mark and Mike M, then on Sunday Tracy and David supported coaches Alex, Mike H and Mike M and this arrangement worked extremely well – thanks one and all.

The weekend was well attended and the coaches were kept busy throughout and it was good to see anglers returning for further help – a sure sign that we are doing something right! It was also a pleasure to see Wendy and Tracy in action selling books, they had lots of success.

It was good to welcome new members John Green and Tim Edwards at the Event and Kim Main by post. Welcome and let’s hope we will see you soon.

In spite of less then ideal conditions Distance Badges were achieved by: Jennie Thorn – 20yds and Paris Paraskeva – 30yds. Well done both!

We were very lucky with the weather, it rained early on both days then dried up. However, teaching on Sunday was very difficult due to the very strong westerly, when a flying tent (not ours) added an element of danger to our work, but it was eventually subdued. There’s never a dull moment for the BFCC.

Sunday afternoon finished on a high because Roger returned from Wales with the news that he had achieved his GAIA Instructors qualfication – great news and very well done.