The Duke and Duchess of Grafton have once again kindly permitted the Game & Country Fair use of their private stretch of the Black Bourn River.
World and European Casting Champion, Hywel Morgan will be entertaining crowds with a Fly Fishing demo in the Main Arena. He will also offer ‘have a go’ fly tying and casting tuition and demos on the Black Bourne River.
Visit the Game Angling Instructors Association Marquee and other Angling Exhibitors by the footbridge.
The Game Angling Instructors Association, Barry Grantham, SKB Fly Fishing Trust, Castability & Ladybower Fisheries
Barry is a keen fly dresser and is a member of the Fly Dressers Guild. He makes custom rods which are sent all over the world! He will be giving fly casting instruction along with the team from SKB Fly Fishing Trust, Castability and Ladybower Fisheries – The UKs premier fly-fishing venue.
If you are a complete beginner or have a casting problem come along to the stand and have a lesson. Barry will have starter kits for the novice and will be casting with the new Snowbee Spectre rod and Thistledown line. These lines are amazing and will improve your casting and distance. Come along and try.
Norfolk & Suffolk Fly Fishers’ Society
Formed in 1974 to encourage fly fishing in Norfolk and Suffolk. Visit their stand in the Fishing Village for tips on casting and fly choice – they are a friendly bunch!
Fishing For Heroes
Established in 2009 in order to provide fully funded fly fishing as therapy for veterans and serving soldiers, sailors and airmen of the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other emotional problems due to active service.
Alan Riddell is well known for his hand-built rods and flies. For many years he has been designing and making rods for fly, lure and also coarse angling rods in carbon. Alan is also known for being a specialist stream fly rod builder using fibre-glass and for making flies for all game fish, Pike, Bass and others.