Our 2023/24 programme.

Our club programme consists of winter meetings (October to March) plus a series of matches and social events held during the spring to autumn fly fishing season.

Winter Meetings

All club evenings are held at Empingham Cricket Club and start at 7:30pm unless noted otherwise. A cash bar is available each evening and we try to provide a free buffet supper at most winter events. This is funded by the raffle so members are encouraged to contribute to this on the evening.

Thursday 26th October 2023: Andy Hutson from Toft Newton Fishery

Thursday 9th November 2023: Annual General Meeting & Ecology of Rutland Water talk with John Wadham

Thursday 23rd November 2023: An evening with Chris Bobby, England Ladies Team Manager

Thursday 7th December 2023: Fly Tying Evening & Beginners Clinic

Thursday 11th January 2024: Gareth Jones from Airflo

Thursday 25th January 2024: Panel & Pizza, Q&A panel discussion followed by pizza supper

Thursday 8th February 2024: Tackle evening with John Stephenson from webuyfishingtackle.com, including a ‘bring & buy’ sale

Thursday 22nd February 2024: Anglian Water Forum

Thursday 7th March 2024: An evening with Nick Dunn

Thursday 21st March 2024: Club Dinner & Awards

Click here for a map to Empingham Cricket Club

Summer Programme

Final dates for the events below are still to be confirmed.

May: The Wadham Shield – Bank competition and social event

May: The Cutting Trophy – Bank competition and social event

August: John Maitland Trophy – Boat match against Grafham, Invicta & Mid Northants. Venue: Rutland.

September: The Loch Style Trophy – Boat pairs event

September: Water Aid event at Rutland Water

October: The Hanby Cup match & social boat fishing event

October: The Club Championships match & social boat fishing event

External Matches

Each year the club takes part in a number of Association of Major Fishing Club matches. We take a team of either 4 or 6 to compete in each event. The dates and locations are waiting to be confirmed and will be added to this page in due course.

Members who are interested in taking part in the AMFC matches should contact Paul Wild and complete the availability form.