Caer Beris

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

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