What is the Club?
The Chew Fly Fishing Club can trace its roots back as a club fishing on the River Chew for
more than 100 years. For many years the Club has rented fishing rights on the Chew from
below Pensford Bridge to the bridge at Woollard, a distance of just over a mile. This stretch of the river has a very prolific mayfly hatch, and is managed as a wild brown trout fishery by allowing a large variety of different habitats. See on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/chew_fly_fishing_club/
The Club also rents a small lake. This lake was created in 1985 by damming a spring-fed tributary of the Chew by Bruce Thompson of Church Farm, Publow, whose family was the main land owner along the river for many years. We continue to rent the Church Farm waters, and have the use of a clubhouse at the farm. Parking is provided on the farm land opposite the Dutch barn.
How is the Club organised?
The Club currently has a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer and a further three Committee members within an overall membership limited to 35. There are rules and a written constitution. The Annual General Meeting, which is generally held in January each year, provides a forum for the election of officers and committee members, for the selection of new members, for discussion of proposals put forward by the committee or offered from the floor, and for decisions on the finances for the season ahead. Social events are held during the season. The subscription for the 2019 season is £250 (Adult), £300 (Family) and £50 (Junior).