Note, we are holding any BFCC Meeting with regards to the COVID-rules, such as social distancing rules and good hand hygiene practices. Please check regularly here and on our Facebook Page The-British-Fly-Casting-Club for updates to the Calendar.

2023 BFCC Meetings

March 25th 2023 (Saturday) Dodleston Sports Field, near Chester, Cheshire CH4 9NH Facebook link

  • Directions: 4 Church Road, Dodleston, Chester, Cheshire CH4 9NH.

May 28th 2023 (Sunday)  Willesborough Cricket Club, Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent (Facebook link)

  • Directions: Leave M20 at J10, take A292 (Hythe Rd) towards Ashford. After passing Waterside (a road) on left, travel straight on 300yds to a narrow entrance on left with a small sign Willesborough CC – easy to miss. If you reach Albemarle Rd (100yds on left) go back. For Satnav users, enter postcode TN24 0NE followed by number 328, or use co-ordinates 51-08-35N; 0-53-47E.

June 25th 2023 (Sunday) Dodleston Sports Field, near Chester, Cheshire CH4 9NH FACEBOOK

  • Directions 4 Church Road, Dodleston, Chester, Cheshire CH4 9NH. Note the postcode in a Satnav may not take you to the exact location, so follow the directions below.
  • From North, take A483 off the A55, then immediately right turn onto Rough Hill.
  • From South take A483 towards Chester, then before the roundabout with the A55, turn left onto Rough Hill.
  • At the next roundabout, take 2nd exit onto Lache Lane. Turn Left onto Church Road.
  • Go past Chester Lakes on left hand side. On left, sign for Dodleston Sports Field on a track going to the car park.
  • If you find yourself going past the ‘Dodleston town’ signs, then turn around as you have missed the entrance to the Sports Field.
  • Co-ords to entrance off Church Road – N53-08-56; W2-57-2

July 22nd 2023 (Saturday) Stothert and Pitt Rugby Ground, Bristol Road (A4), Corston, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9DJ FACEBOOK

  • Directions from the West, take Junction 19 off M4, exit onto M32 towards Ring Rd/A4174/Bristol. Take the A4174 towards Bath, go over several roundabouts continuing on the A4174 and eventually turn left onto the A4. Continue on the A4, Stothert & Pitt RFC will be on the left.
  • Directions from the East, take Junction 18 off M4, A46 exit to Bath/Stroud. Continue on A46, then right onto Gorse Ln, right onto A420, take Freezinghill Ln and Lansdown Ln to Bristol Rd/A4. At the roundabout, take third exit and stay on A4 for 0.5 mile, Stothert & Pitt RFC will be on the right.
  • Co-ords to entrance – N 51-23-27; W 2-26-18.

August 19th 2023 (Saturday) Ashford in the Water Cricket Club, near Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PZ FACEBOOK

  • Directions: Parking for the Meeting is on a turning just off the A6020 in Ashford in the water. Co-ordinates to turning off A6020 for parking area: N53-13-25; W1-42-19. Parking is good either on the pitch or the asphalt road next to the pitch. See map below, circle indicates parking on pitch, dashed line indicates parking on asphalt (there is a 5-bar gate which is unlocked and is ok to open if needed).

October 1st 2023 (Sunday) Bentley Cricket Club, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5PN FACEBOOK

  • Tuition: please bring along an outfit, or two, that you are comfortable casting so that the instructor can view your technique, although BFCC casting outfits can be provided if preferable.
  • Agenda – am: We will aim to start the Meeting with a safety briefing around 10am, followed by the accuracy competition for everyone to enter if they wish. Tuition sessions continue during the rest of the morning whilst the T120, T38 and S55g competition events are run.
  • Agenda – pm: After lunch, more tuition sessions plus the 5#, 7# and ST27 competition events are run. For the 5# and 7# competition, there is a category (B100) for new people to enter separate to the more experienced competitors. We normally finish around 4pm.
  • Refreshments: Hot and cold drinks plus sandwiches and snacks will be available from the Bentley Cricket Club – but cash only purchases.
  • Directions: Leave M25 at J28, take A1023 to Brentwood town centre. At end of High St, turn left onto A128 Ongar Rd, travel for 2 miles and at a pair of mini roundabouts, turn left into Coxtie Green Rd. The entrance is on the left at the end of the cricket field.

At Meetings: BFCC Members and Juniors free; day entrants £15.

  • All BFCC Meetings start at 9:30am with a safety briefing and details about the day. Normally ends around 4pm. Tuition provided all day. All seven competition events run during the day.
  • BFCC Meetings include tuition and competition events: B100, B110, #5, #7, ST27, S55g, T38 & T120 Distance and Trout Accuracy.  Only competition results from BFCC Meetings contribute to the BFCC British Championship; with the results announced at the final Meeting of the year.

2023 Support to Shows: BFCC supports Shows by either providing tuition or casting competitions

  • Scottish Game Fair in Scone Palace Parklands, Perthshire: June 30 – July 2
  • Game Fair in Ragley Hall, Warwickshire: July 28-30
  • Welsh Game Fair in Vaynol Hall, Bangor, Gwynedd: Sept 9-10
  • BFCC will be running fly casting competitions: Trout accuracy on grass; Trout distance and Salmon overhead distance over water. There will be daily comps for everyone to have a go, plus we will be running the Overall GF Championship. Qualifications will run over the weekend with prizes for the male, female and junior winners. The winner and one runner-up from each class from both the Scottish and Ragley GFs will be invited to compete at the Grand Final at the Welsh GF. (Please note that the BFCC do not provide instruction at the GFs).
  • If you are interested in joining us at any of the three GFs to help run the casting competitions, then please let us know. You will get free entry for the days you support; half each day supporting the BFCC and the rest to enjoy the Fair.
  • September 10th (Sunday)           Hampshire Country Sports Day, Bereleigh Estate near Petersfield   We have previously supported this event, though as this coincides with the Welsh GF, we will be hoping that BFCC members local to this event may support and provide a free to enter accuracy casting competition