Richmond & District Angling Society plans year ahead at AGM

Fly fishing on th Swale upstream of Lownethwaite Bridge.

Hosting a national fly fishing competition in November was one of the highlights of 2017 for Richmond & District Angling Society (R&DAS).

Members of the English Police Fly Fishing Association held their annual rivers championship on the River Swale, which included two stretches of R&DAS water.

The event was a qualifier for the British championships.

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The police competition formed part of a busy year for the R&DAS committee which will present reports at the society’s annual general meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 5 in the Bishop Blaize, Richmond market square.

The society provides fishing for both fly and coarse anglers and the AGM will review how each discipline fared in 2017.

One of the committee’s aims is to boost the society’s numbers, particularly of younger members.

“We have some great waters offering a wide range of angling with stunning scenery as a bonus,” commented Richard Almond, R&DAS Chairman.

“At £42 per year for full membership, with generous concessions, particularly for youngsters, we also offer great value.

“The number of younger people fishing our waters slightly increased in the past year but we would love to see more from right across the age spectrum.

“The arrangement with Thornaby Angling Association for R&DAS full members to access their lakes at Gilling West continues to be popular. The lakes are stocked with both coarse fish and rainbow trout.”

The AGM starts at 8pm. All members are welcome to attend, with full members eligible to vote.

It would be helpful if anyone intending to attend could let Secretary Phil Brown, tel 01748 833822, know in advance as refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting.