The Wilton Fly Fishing Club
The Wilton Fly Fishing Club

what is it like to be a member of the WFFC?

The Wilton Club has always been restricted to just forty five members who can fish on as many days as they wish through the relevant seasons.  Members come from all walks of life, - it is their love of fly fishing and the enchanting River Wylye that unites them. 

 

A lucky few are able to fish frequently and regularly throughout the season, while others may not fish at all for a number of seasons, either through pressures of their working lives or because they live in far flung places around the globe.   

 

For our overseas Members, who are unable to fish as frequently we make special concessions and arrangements which we could explain in greater detail.  Please email:  rogerfagan@btconnect.com

 

Whatever an individuals time pressures may be, because they are acutely aware of the quality and rarity of this type of fly fishing, many Members retain their membership year upon year, quite a few in excess of thirty five years, but vacancies do arise either because of advancing age or life and career changes.   

 

If you are interested, there is no time like the present to at least make contact and express your interest.  There is no pressure to join, and we would welcome you getting in touch to visit the water so you can gain a closer understanding of what it is about The Wilton Club and the River Wylye that has retained some members for as long as they have.  

 

A few times a year the Club produces its own highly professional online  magazine, 'Riffles and Runs'  - covering all manner of fishing and club related matters, from fly life, successful fly patterns, photographs of river improvements, catches and its wild life.  

 

Our social calendar usually looks something like the listing below.  Members who chose to attend any event, are always encouraged to bring family, friends, and quite often children to enjoy whatever we are doing.

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  • Opening Day - regardless of weather, good food and conversation.  Fishing is not essential.
  • Skills Day - each mid Summer, an acknowledged expert is invited to demonstrate and aid members who come along.  Recent experts have been Pete Tyjas (Eat, Sleep, Fish) .  The renowned fly tyer and fisherman Dave Wiltshire who is also a Partridge Ambassador at national fly fishing events   A Cane Rod Day with Gary Marshall of Fine Cane Rods.  John Emerson, (Unique Flies, Hanak representative, and Member of the England Fly Fishing Team)
  • Summer Garden Party Held at the home of a Member very close to the river.  A relaxing and convivial meet with members and their families, at which an excellent range of food and wines provided by the Club.
  • Annual Dinner   This is 'the' social event of the year.  Held each November at Bird & Carter.  The theme being the finest food  possible, sourced from local specialised producers right through from canapes to cheeses.  Top quality wines are included and a a well known Guest Speaker, - specially chosen to ensure that it provides interest and entertainment for non fishing guests.  
  • February Fly Tying Day - this is one of the most popular days as it enables much information exchange about individual Reaches, the fish lies, how to fish them as well as the flies that are most likely to tempt them. Some members tie, while others watch and chat.  Everyone leaves having learned something further about the river and how to catch the appropriately named wily Wylye trout.

Throughout the year, once a month, the Riverfly Monitoring Group welcome the casual passive or active involvement of any member.  This event is an invaluable source of the best current information about the fishing.   Also available at any time by request, a few of the more experienced members are willing, at no cost to help another member for half a day, in order to help any members get the most out of their fishing time and from membership of the Club. 

 

Rod sharing with a friend is allowed at any time (two rods may be carried) but we would stress that only one person is to fish at any one time and members are trusted not to abuse this privilege.

 

Every season, members are allocated six full Guest Tickets for them to pass onto any fishing friends.  The tickets are only valid from 11th June onwards. Four of these guest tickets are available for use on weekdays only; the remaining two may be used on any day. 

Outside the trout season, Guest tickets to fish for grayling are also available from 16th October  until 14th March of the following year,  dates are inclusive.

 

The Guest Tickets must not be sold, or offered through ANY auction system.

 

Our Club folio can be downloaded from the side panel.  It contains much more information.

 

Should you be interested in becoming a Member, then click here.

enquiries@wiltonffc.co.uk

OR CONTACT

Honorary Secretary, Mike Tebb's on Email:  miketebbs1@gmail.com  givng him your full contact details an he'll get in touch.

 

The annual subscription at time of writing is £1685.00 (For new Members, there is an initial joining fee of half of the annual subs)

Wild trout chalkstream fishing of this quality just isn't available anywhere at an economy price.  

If you're a wild brown trout fisherman, interested in fishing the Wylye, and would like to know more about becoming a Member, please contact us using this  contact form and someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours.  

 

WFFC Folio
Download a full information folio, here.
Folio October 2018.pdf
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