Club History

“Hastings Fly Fishers came about due to a small group of friends chatting in a car park”

Five of our club's inaugural members..Rod, Bob, Alan, Ben and David W

The Early Years

2009 "Hastings Fly Fishers came about due to a small group of friends chatting in a car park" - Bob Dove, Ben Hicks, Rod Hicks, John Macleod, Alan Rogers and Brian Walker, later to be known as the "Car Park Six". It was stated that as we were all fly fishers what could we do about promoting the sport with ideals and standards we want. Bob Dove then said, "We need to form a Club that meets the standards we believe in" - or words to that effect. The other members present all agreed with the principle of starting a club but realised that we needed to have a proper meeting to discuss the ways and means of achieving this. After some preliminary discussions we all agreed to meet at to see if it was feasible for us to start a new fly fishing club. Sounds all very simple doesn’t ...
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