Our 2023/2024 programme.

Our club programme consists of winter meetings, held October to March, plus a series of matches and social events held April to September.

Winter Meetings

All club evenings are held at Empingham Cricket Club and start at 7:30pm unless noted otherwise. A 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.

Guests may visit for a fee of £5. Turn up and pay on the night or why not join the club for £20 covering all the evening and summer events.

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: An evening with Rob Waddington

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

Thursday 8th February 2024: Tackle ‘Bring & Buy’ sale plus Fly Tying and beginner workshop

Thursday 22nd February 2024: Anglian Water Forum

Thursday 7th March 2024: An evening with Nick Dunn

Thursday 21st March 2024: Club Awards Evening with speaker Gareth Jones from Airflo Fishing

The clubhouse at Empingham Cricket Club is easy to find and has plenty of free parking. It is approx 5 miles from Oakham and 4 miles from the A1 junction.

Click here for a map to Empingham Cricket Club

Summer Programme

Friday 10th May: The Wadham Shield – Bank competition and social event

Friday 24th May: The Cutting Trophy – Bank competition and social event

Saturday 15th June: The Club Championships – Boat match & social fishing event

Sunday 4th August: Club Open Day – details to be advised

Saturday 17th August: The Loch Style Trophy – Boat pairs match

Sunday 25th August: John Maitland Trophy – Boat match against Grafham, Invicta & Mid Northants clubs. Venue: Rutland.

Sunday 8th September: The Hanby Cup – Open boat pairs match

Thursday 12th September: Water Aid event at Rutland Water

A series of Bank Meetings are also held. These are advised to the members via email and the club WhatsApp group.

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.

Saturday 20th April: AMFC at Grafham

Sunday 5th May: AMFC at Rutland

Sunday 2nd June: AMFC at Pitsford

Saturday 6th July: AMFC at Grafham

Saturday 28th Sept: AMFC at Chew

Saturday 5th October: AMFC at Bewl

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