Fly Fishing Course 2014 Review

Hillary Haggerty - Winner of the Fly Vest 2014Fly Vest-142198


With a full course again this year (17), and the weather gods on our side, we were hopeful of a good time for the participants.

An excellent class, plenty of thoughtfull questions asked, and soon it was afternoon tea time. After tea it was off to the park for casting tuition and practice to remove all those nasty habits learned during self tuition.  As it turned out the casting practice on the park was in fair weather, a little on the bright side some would say.  With a good number of club helpers the course members were off to a good start.

On Sunday morning we again assembled at the bridge on the Mataura at Wyndham.

The first couple of hours was again more casting practice, this time on water, which is quite different to doing it on the park.  Everyone seemed to cope very well, and to top it off a couple of fish were caught at this time.  An early'ish lunch then it was time to split up into small groups and go fishing for real.  Not a lot of fish were caught, seemed to be that while conditions were ideal, numbers of fish were low, not sure why that should be, but it happens.

We look forward to the course members coming to meetings and enjoying the benefits of the club.


SFFC would like to acknowledge & thank our Sponsors
Hunting & Fishing, Invercargill who provided the Simms Fly Vest.
Manic Tackle provided some fly fishing items for each of the course participants.
Goat Head for Sole Spikes.



Fly Fishing Course 2013 Review


2013 Vest Winner John Shaw 13L2075


The course for 2013 was again full (16 participants), and a huge success from the clubs point of view.

The weather was perfect this year, we got it right for once, and the rivers had settled down from the recent floods, and looked good, but as it turned out only a few fish were caught when we expected there would be quite a few fish caught making the day very enjoyable, but it was even though there was a lack of fish.

Our thanks must go to Allan White Sports for supplying the Fishing Vest


We would like to thank David White & Allan White Sports for all their support over the years.


We would also like to thank the new owner of the Hunting & Fishing franchise (Mike Stent) for continuing to support our club, along with Manic Tackle who supplied a little bag of goodies for each of the 16 course participants

Hunting & Fishing along with Manic Tackle, continue to sponsor our course and other competitions, so we ask club members and course participants to support our sponsors.


2013 FFC Class Photos 13L2319