The Fly Rodder – November 2017 – V24 I03

//The Fly Rodder – November 2017 – V24 I03

The Fly Rodder – November 2017 – V24 I03

By | 2018-01-02T13:13:03+00:00 November 8th, 2017|The Fly Rodder|0 Comments

“Great turnout at our inaugural Casting Tuition Meeting run by David Caddies”


Club Notice
Presidents Report
From The Editor
Last Month’s Meeting Report
Next Month’s Speaker
Sponsors & Supporters

“There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of mind”

~by Washington Irving~

Club Notice

Currently Arundel Park is still unavailable as the owner has moved a family of his relatives into the Shearers’ Quarters for, and we are still unsure as to how long this will be!!!

We will keep you informed as soon as information comes to hand.

President’s Report

Our President is somewhere in Western Australia, and therefore there will be no Presidents Report in this edition of the Flyrodder.

I understand that services will be back to “normal” for the December Flryrodder.


From The Editor

We are making great progress with our new website and we hope to have this implemented by our December Meeting. This first phase will cover most of the features that we require to make it a genuine and effective communications tool for our membership and also to attract new members to the club to ensure continuity of our great club.

Our first Monthly Social Fishing Meet run by Phil Burton was an unqualified success and we look to build on this great initiative. It’s informal and you don’t have to book or pay anything and can turn up at the last minute, stay for as long as you like and it will be right on your doorstep.

Phil has already outlined his plans for the next couple of meets, but he also welcomes input and ideas from members to assist with venues that will be popular with our membership.

Our inaugural Casting Tuition with David Caddies was also a great success and David is working on and planning the next session to be held on a Sunday morning. These initiatives are wonderful for the club, and also great for picking up tips to make you a better caster and therefore more successful in your fishing.

Our Christmas Dinner will be held at our 11th December Meeting, and is subsidised by the club to keep the cost at $20 per head. Please see the segment below for more details.

There’s not much else to say really, except that we always need some fishing reports from members, so please email me at with your stories, tales and anecdotes to share with your fellow members. Your reports can be large or small, plus photos which always make it more appealing!!!

Enjoy your fishing over the coming months!

Gavin van der Wagen

0411 877 546

October Meeting Report:

Guest Speaker Roger Lindsay

Roger’s topic was “Fishing from Lumsden, Southland, NZL”.

Why does Roger fish in Southland, as he has for the past 20 plus years?
Southland has two of the best rivers; the Oreti (trophy fish) and the Mataura River.
He also has a lodge there to stay at and to rent out. Details follow at the end of this presentation.

The blowfly is his go to fly.

Roger has a wealth of knowledge of the region, and he willingly shared his favourite spots, and there were many of them.

The Waimea Stream, The Eglington River, Aparima catchment (including Hamilton Burn which is a hard river to fish), The Von, Whitestone River, Nevis River, Brightwater Stream and so many others. There were many others plus useful information that he shared. Which is why you need to attend these meetings!

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November Meeting Guest Speaker

Antti Vappula

Succeeding in a day on a river can be the result of many variables. Landing fish where most fail and being successful in changing conditions is a result of pinpoint accurate preparation and hard work.
In his presentation Antti will cover different types of rivers, how to read them, different rigs and setups as well as how to master different techniques that make the difference.
Antti Vappula has a long and impressive fly fishing resume which includes:

  • 6 National medals in Finnish Championships 1998 – 2011
  • Angler in the Finnish National Fly Fishing Team 1999 – 2015 (WWFC Silver 2001, Bronze 2007)
  • Captain of the Finnish National Fly Fishing team 2004 – 2014
  • Editorial staff of a Scandinavian magazine “Pohjolan Perhokalastaja” 2001 – 2014 with more than 25 published articles
  • Global Marketing Manager of Vision Fly Fishing 2006 – 2009 and part of Global Marketing and R&D since 2010



 Many of you would know Juan Del Carmen of Advanced Fly Fishing School Sydney.

Juan’s wife Peta is suffering from a rare illness and requires urgent, very expensive medical treatment which is only available in Germany.

In order to raise funds for this, our guest speaker for November, Antti Vappula will be auctioning a Vision fly rod on the night (perfect for nymphing) and will be donating the proceeds to Peta’s cause.

Please come to the meeting, enjoy the presentation and add to this worthy fund raiser.

Meeting commences at 7:00pm at the Freeway Hotel, on the corner of the Gore Hill Freeway and Reserve Road Artarmon; or 115 Reserve Road for your GPS.

There is ample underground parking at the back through Dickson Avenue. Plus street parking in Dickson Avenue.

Come to the meeting, have dinner, a drink and settle in for what undoubtedly will be another great guest speaker session.

Meeting kicks off at 7:00pm on Monday, 13th November 2017.

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