Teffont Fishing Club

Our Aims

  • To maintain an essentially wild fishery and to strive to continue providing a good quality of chalk/rainwater stream fly fishing for its Members.
  • To preserve the true sporting traditions of upstream fishing with imitative dry fly and nymph patterns.
  • To control the impact of fishing pressure in three ways, by:
    1. 1) Limiting the number of members of the Club.
    2. 2) Maintaining the fishing exclusively for Members - NO DAY TICKETS are issued.
    3. 3) Working in harmony with and under the guidance, rules and regulation of all Agencies and Advisory Bodies in order to achieve these goals and improve the biodiversity of the river and its surrounding habitat.

Uniquely for clubs in the area, we have always employed a full-time River Keeper; particular care has always been taken in their selection to ensure that ‘our man’ is not only professionally qualified, but is able to bring a wealth of experience in all aspects of sensitive river management.

This is particularly in understanding what are the best practices for sustaining wild fish stocks, as well as embracing the concept of ‘light touch’ habitat management in order to better implement a whole river environment improvement year on year.

The majority of the fishery is not stocked, and the river habitat is managed to enable the wild fish population to flourish and become sustainable. However, a section of the river is stocked with brown trout throughout the season to enable those new to fly fishing to develop their skills and to enable members to take fish for the table.

In addition to the River Keeper being available, the club also has a number of experienced members who will provide support and encouragement to members new to fly fishing.

Subject to member’s demands, the club provides one or two fishing skills and coaching days each season, to help members develop their knowledge of the river and improve their proficiency so that they can get the most benefit from their membership.

The club issues a newsletter several times a year to bring members up to date with events and developments.

The club also holds a barbeque by the river each summer which is open to members and their family and friends.