Spring, Summer & Winter Programmes 2020


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A very warm welcome to the Rutland Water Fly Fishers web site. Please take a few minutes and browse our various pages to see what we have to offer. All new members are very welcome and if you wish to join, please click here to see our 2020 application form. To view our Club Rules & Constitution, click here. Also if you catch what you feel is a Specimen Fish whilst fishing on Rutland Water, please enter it in the RWFF Specimen Catch Return. To download a PDF copy of our specimen catch return, please click here.

Please note that ALL of our club functions will be held at the Empingham Cricket Club, click here for a map. Also please can you note that all of the 2020 'Club Evening' meeting dates are held on a Thursday and they will start at 7.30pm or 8.00pm if there is a committee meeting prior to the speaker. Prompt and finish at around 9.30pm.


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A message from our new Chairman
After another successful 2019 both fishing wise and strength of the club we now look forward to a fresh new year! We have such a fantastic club here at Rutland Fly fishers and I would like personally thank all the members for their continued support and also all the committee for their contributions to events and club activities. It really wouldn't be possible without the volunteers and on that note if you have interest in joining the committee and contributing in some way then please feel to contact me directly on: rutlandwaterflyfishers@gmail.com.

The main aim of 2020 for the Rutland Waters Fly Fishers is to continue to bring new people into the club and secure the future of the sport we all love. It is no secret that we face many challenges but I am sure that if all us made an effort to bring a friend or family member then we really could start to see the difference. We will be hosting our annual club open weekend again in 2020, so feel to use this event to encourage people we know that could join our sport and club. I look forward to seeing all of you over the 2020 season and as always please feel to send in ideas or suggestions as they will always be welcomed.
Kind regards, Geoff Wanless, RWFF Chairman.


Club Events & Functions 2020


January 2020

09/01/2020

Club Evening - Nigel Savage talk on Fly fishing for Pike at Empingham Cricket Club and will start at 7.30pm.

23/01/2020 

Club Evening - Rob Edmonds talk - Empingham Cricket Club and will start at 7.30pm.

30/01/2020 

Committee Meeting 7.30pm Empingham Cricket Club.


February 2020

06/02/2020

Club Evening - Andrew Flitcroft will be replacing Russell Hill following merger of Trout Fisherman and Trout & Salmon and will start at 7.30pm.

09/02/2020

Club Outing - Big Dave’s Bus Trip to the BFFI. Payment for the trip needs to be paid by Tuesday 28th January. Please either pay Dave directly, or leave at Rutland fishing lodge.

20/02/2020

Club Evening - Paul Procter from Semperfli will be giving a presentation at Empingham Cricket Club which will start at 7.30pm.

27/02/2020

Committee Meeting  - 7.30pm Empingham Cricket Club.


March 2020

01/03/2020

RWFF Litter Pick - Parade at the Fishing Lodge at 9.00am for a Bacon Butty & coffee/tea. We are sponsored by Anglian Water. We set off at 9.30am and finish at Noon. Gloves & Bags will be provided.

05/03/2020

Club Evening - Anglian Water Forum - Unmissable evening where we can debate future plans for the fishery with AW. If you have any items that you would like to see on the agenda then please convey these to a committee member prior to the meeting.

12/03/2020

Club Evening - Sports Quiz (£5.00 per team entry) at Empingham Cricket Club and will start at 7.30pm. The cricket club are holding their 12th beer festival - 12th to 15th, please click here for more details.

19/03/2020

RWFF Pre Season Dinner - For Members & their guests on Thursday, 19th March 2020, 7.30pm to 8.00pm at The Wheatsheaf, 1 Stretton Road, Greetham, Rutland, LE15 7NP. A fabulous Dinner for £25.00p. Members and their guest are very welcome, but numbers are limited, so please book early to avoid any disappointment. Please observe a reasonable dress code. The closing date for bookings will be Thursday, 12th March. Telephone: 01572-812325 or visit their website at: www.wheatsheaf-greetham.co.uk. To view the Menu & Booking form, please click here.

Cancellation of our RWFF Pre-Season Dinner … you will have all seen today’s news re the governments advice regarding the Coronavirus precautions ... all unnecessary social contact is to be avoided by everyone ... we must avoid pubs and restaurants, with no unnecessary travel ... under these circumstances unfortunately our Annual Pre-Season Dinner on Thursday 19th March must be cancelled ... this is a great pity, but there is no choice to be made!

April 2020

05/04/2020

RWFF Bank Meet - 10am - 12.00pm on a Sunday of every month. - April to October. Members & newcomers most welcome. Locations will be published on our Facebook page.

Due to the Covid-19 Virus outbreak, unfortuanatly our planned Sunday morning bank meets will be cancelled until further notice ... more news as we get it ...

18/04/2020

Major Clubs Spring Association Match - Grafham Water, please contact Paul Wild for further Match/4 ManTeam details.


May 2020

03/05/2020

RWFF Bank Meet - 10am - 12.00pm on a Sunday of every month. - April to October. Members & newcomers most welcome. Locations will be published on our Facebook page.

06/05/2020

Major Clubs Group One Match - (Round 1) Bewl Water, please contact Paul Wild for further Match/6 ManTeam details.

15/05/2020

Wadham Trophy - Members only Evening Bank Match 6pm to 9.30pm. Weigh in at the lodge by 10.00pm. Register at the lodge before 6.15pm if possible. Fish and chip supper after the match if requested.

29/05/2020

Cutting Trophy - Members only Evening Bank Match 6pm to 10.00pm. Weigh in at the lodge by 10.30pm. Register at the lodge before 6.15pm if possible. Fish and chip supper after the match if requested.

30/05/2020

Major Clubs Group One Match - (Round 2) Rutland Water, please contact Paul Wild for further Match/6 ManTeam details.


June 2020

07/06/2020

RWFF Bank Meet - 10am - 12.00pm on a Sunday of every month. - April to October. Members & newcomers most welcome. Locations will be published on our Facebook page.

14/06/2020

Club Championship - details from Peter de Kremer on: peterdekremer@gmail.com. Floating line competition fished to International Rules. Fish 1000am to 6.00pm wit first 4 fish to be taken plus catch and release at 2lb per fish up to 10 fish total catch. One Brown Trout only to be taken and Barbless or de-barbed hooks only. Please confirm bookings by Saturday June 7th.

28/06/2020

Major Clubs Group One Match - (Round 3) Pitsford Reservoir, please contact Paul Wild for further Match/6 Man Team details.


July 2020

05/07/2020

RWFF Bank Meet - 10am - 12.00pm on a Sunday of every month. - April to October. Members & newcomers most welcome. Locations will be published on our Facebook page.

05/07/2020

Loch Style Trophy Pairs Boat Match -  9.30am start to 5.30pm finish. 10 Boats have been booked.


August 2020

02/08/2020

RWFF Bank Meet - 10.00am -12.00pm. First Sunday of very month - April to October. Members & newcomers most welcome. Locations will be published on our Facebook page.

07/08/2020

Help Needed - volunteers to help put tent up on Friday 7th.

08-09/08/2020

RWFF Open Weekend 2020 - Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th from 10.00am – 4.00pm at the Rutland Water Fishing Lodge. We would be grateful for volunteers to help set up the marquee on Friday at 5.00pm. Volunteers would also be welcome at the barbecue after we strike camp on Sunday at 4pm. All welcome! The event will comprise “have a go” fly casting and fly tying and a chance to go out in a boat and catch a Trout. 

23/08/2020

The Maitland Trophy - Grafham Water - This is a RWFF vs GWFFA Boat Competition. 10.00am - 6.00pm. Boat Match to International Rules, Fish 10:00am – 18:00pm, 4 fish limit, plus 6 fish Catch & Release, Barbless or de-barbed hooks only, Dinner & Prize Giving after the match, Prizes for best fish & best bag. There are 15 boats booked and the meal venue is yet to be decided.


September 2020

06/09/2020

RWFF Bank Meet - 10.00am -12.00pm. First Sunday of very month - April to October. Members & newcomers most welcome. Locations will be published on our Facebook page.

06/09/2020

Major Clubs Group One Match- (Round 4) Grafham Water, please contact Paul Wild for further Match/6 Man Team details.

10/09/2020

Water Aid 2020 - Rutland Water, more details as and when they become available.

27/09/2020

Hanby Cup - Hanby Cup. Members Only Reservoir Rules Boat Match. 9.30am - 5.30pm. 10 Boats Booked.


October 2020

03/10/2020

Major Clubs Autumn Association Match - Draycote Water, please contact Paul Wild for further Match/4 Man Team details.

04/10/2020

RWFF Bank Meet - 10.00am -12.00pm. First Sunday of very month - April to October. Members & newcomers most welcome. Locations will be published on our Facebook page.

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Committee Meeting - 7.30pm Empingham Cricket Club.

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Hinckley Shield Bank Match - (TBC) at ? Water: 9:00am to 16:00pm. If you would like to fish for RWFF in this Midlands Inter Clubs Bank Competition please email me by the 19th of October. Its a great event - friendly and relaxed with some food afterwards. You can enter as an individual and we will pull the teams together. OR why not enter a team of 6 if you like. We have entered a number of teams in the past, so the more the better. Contact Chris Evans for entry details when they become available.


November 2020

TBC *

RWFF AGM - The Empingham Cricket Club. AGM starts at 7.30pm.

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Committee Meeting 7.30pm Empingham Cricket Club.

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Club Evening - Annual RWFF Flytying Evening - an evening for RWFF members and newcomers to fly-tying. Empingham Cricket Club and will start at 7.30pm.


December 2020

TBC *

Club Evening - Club meeting.


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RWFF's Contacts


Club Chairman:
Geoff Wanless
geoffwanless@ntlworld.com

Club President:
John Wadham
johnnywadham10@gmail.com

Club Match Secretary:
Peter de Kremer
peterdekremer@gmail.com

Club Treasurer:
Paul Wild
paulwild1@sky.com

Newsletter Editor:
Rob Waddington
robwaddington@onetel.com

Club Captain:
Paul Wild
paulwild1@sky.com


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