Fly fishing in Northumberland: a fly on the wall look at the running of the Northumberland Fire and Rescue fly fishing section, with league, district and national competitions, amusing anecdotes and advice to FSSAA secretaries. (angling).

Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service Sports & Athletics Association has a small but active Fly Fishing Section that arranges various competitions during the angling year.

The section fishes up to nine league venues per year, an anglers' best four results counting towards league points. Points are scored per fish, and per bag weight with five points for first place, four points for second etc. The top four rods in the league qualify to fish for Northumberland at the FSSAA National Fly Angling Championships held annually in May at various venues throughout the country.

On one occasion, our fanatical fly-fishing Chairman, practicing for the National competition at Hanningfield, received a call on his mobile phone. …

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