Presidents Quill

First Cast December 2018


Yes it is that time of year again – it’s Christmas! We look forward to catching up with many of you at our Annual Christmas Dinner and Prize-giving on Monday night. Ron Holmes has done a great organising job and if you are lucky you may be able to bend his arm and be able to join us too if you have not already done so…..0953 58872 or 021 661 812

On the sad side we have recently lost a real club stalwart of many years standing – Derek Eustace. Derek died last week (89) and his funeral is on Monday (10th) at 10am. (See full details below.) A sad loss to the club – many members have learned their fly-tying skills from him among other things he has contributed to the club over many years.

Its been a great year and we have enjoyed many great club trips thanks to John Stevenson and you will see a very good report on last months very successful Wanganui River trip of last month by a new member Pieter Bortha and his son Jaco, along with some great photos. Neil Hirtzel has been roughing it on Christmas Island and caught the odd ‘Spotty’ too – see below

May we take the opportunity to Wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a great (fishing…) 2019.


See you on Monday!

Ian Rodger

On behalf of John Rumpf who is in the ‘wilds’ of Tasmania with the NZ Fly-fishing Team.