During the close season the Club run a fly-tying class on each Thursday evening from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Clubrooms, 2a Kiln Lane, Havelock Park, Lurgan Road, Banbridge, BT32 4PD. The class is taken by a number of the Club’s experienced and most competent fly-tyers including Keith Cole, William Cochrane, David McCreedy, Stephen Rea, Stephen Clarke, and Damian Murtagh. The class is designed for all ages and all abilities from the novice right through to the more experienced fly-tyer. The Club provide the tying vices, hooks and all the materials you need to create that special fly to catch that special fish. The class covers all aspects of fly-tying and also extends to cover a diverse range of angling issues including entomology, angling safety and tackle care. In addition to learning a new skill there are also social and health benefits to getting out of the house and meeting with other fly-tyers. There will also be a number of special evenings with some of the best local fly dressers. They will put on a fly-tying exhibition and undoubtedly tell the odd entertaining fishing yarn. There is a nominal entry donation of £3 per fly-tying adult and £1 per non fly-tying adult. There is no charge for juveniles under 18 years of age. Everyone is welcome. The entry donation is used towards the cost of the tying equipment and the materials. For further information contact William Cochrane, Coburns Tackle Shop, Scarva Street, Banbridge on 028 4062 0169 or 028 4066 2207.
Fly Tying Class Programme 2018/19
Banbridge Angling Club’s 2018/19 Fly Tying Programme commenced on Thursday 1 November 2018 and will continue until March 2019. The programme for the month of November 2018 is as follows:
|Date||Fly Pattern / Skills||Demonstrator
|1 November 2018||Silver Dabbler||David McCreedy|
|8 November 2018||Diawl Bach||Stephen Clarke|
|15 November 2018||Hopper||Stephen Rea|
|22 November 2018||Buzzer||Damian Murtagh|
|29 November 2018||Spider||William Cochrane|
The class is run in accordance with the Club’s Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedures in which the safety of the child and vulnerable adult takes precedence. There is always a Club volunteer on site who has undertaken Safeguarding Awareness and Health and Safety training. Parents and guardians are welcome to inspect the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedures and accompany their children in the Fly-Tying class.