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An exciting year of fishing to come for the WMP Fly-Fishers

.An exciting year of fishing to come for the WMP Fly-Fishers
Springtime brings with it another full calendar of events for the West Midlands Police Fly-Fishing section, which again plans to visit a varied and interesting array of venues, available to all its members.
All of the reservoirs and lakes on the list are carefully chosen by members at the AGM, taking into account the times of year, likely weather conditions and the different levels of experience and preferences of anglers within the section.
During the year, we are always on the lookout for new members and specifically cater for beginners by holding a ‘Novices Day’ every spring, where newcomers can learn some fly-fishing basics from experienced regulars.
The section also supports and encourages participation in the PSUK National and English Police Fly-Fishing competitions for the more experienced and competitive fly-fishers amongst us. In between these events, there is also a selection of development days, friendly inter-force and community matches, a Charity Day at our local Blithfield reservoir and a two-day trip which is usually away from the Midlands at a new venue.  On all of these occasions, both bank and boat fishing is available and new members are guided and coached by members to help make their experience as enjoyable as possible.
The group is a friendly one and is well-known across the country for its participation and support for regional and national events, enjoying a range of invitations to enter into competitions, charity events and social occasions with other forces and local angling clubs, making it a great way to meet like-minded colleagues both serving and retired from around the country as well as forging excellent relationships with fisheries and community groups.
Here are a few selected dates for 2017 but the full list is available on request:
Section development day – Ravensthorpe reservoir – Sat 11th March 2017
Inter-force friendly competition – Draycote Water – Wed 12th/Thurs 13th April 2017
Novices’ Day – Packington Fly Fishery, Solihull – Sat 13th May 2017
PSUK National qualifiers’ – Draycote Water – Mon 22nd/Tues 23rd May 2016
Cancer Charity Day – Blithfield reservoir - Sat 3rd June 2017
‘Two Days Away’ – Llyn Clywedog – Mon 10th/Tues 11th July 2017
Police Pairs competition – Eyebrook reservoir – Thurs 28th/Friday 29th September 2017
If you like the look of some of these venues and it sounds like something you’d like to get involved in, then please contact Steve Owen at Park Lane Transport. He can be contacted on 07974 417855. 
Everyone is welcome…
Tight lines!
Kevin Pearson
WMP Fly-Fishing section
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