Mid Northants is a welcoming, inclusive and active fly-fishing club. Centred around Northampton we are fortunate to have ready access to the Midlands Reservoirs. We have around 100 members with a wide range of fishing experience from novice to past England team members.
MNTFA is one of the oldest fly fishing clubs in the country having started in 1952 to improve trout fishing for local people. Our thriving club helps anglers of all experience levels catch more fish and enjoy the great sport of fly fishing.
We organize an impressive range of activities throughout each year:
Monday Socials – Chat & Fly-Tying
Most Monday evenings from 7:30pm a few members can be found in The Pioneer. Click here for details. Mainly a talking shop about fishing and sometimes including fly tying. Inevitably the Saints current successes and assorted soccer teams are discussed.
Tuesday Socials – On the water
Every Tuesday in April, May, June, September, and October, we have a coordinated social visit to a fishery. All boats fish independently, and start and finish when they wish. The social part happens over an agreed lunchtime where tactics and flies are shared. Full details can be found here.
We have a varied competition calendar with 9 events scheduled in 2021. These will be on the local Anglian reservoirs of Grafham, Pitsford and Ravensthorpe plus Rutland, Draycote and Eyebrook. All competitions are listed in our calendar.
In November, December, January and February we hold a varied Winter
Programme. The venue and speakers will be published here once available. A
typical evening involves a speaker from the angling world talking tactics and
techniques, answering questions from the audience and often tying a few flies.
We also have a raffle and sometimes free chips during the break.
Once a month between April and October we hold an open afternoon on a
Saturday in the Pitsford Lodge clubhouse. In addition to all members, we
welcome anyone interested in starting fly fishing or joining our club. Here we
offer fishing, casting, fly tying, rod building and boat handling tuition. Further
details can be found here.
Coordinated visits to fisheries further afield are currently being planned. This
will include both reservoirs and rivers. Details here.
Any club member can request a half or full day fishing with one of our more
experienced members. This is limited to club members to provide insurance.
Further information and contact details can be found here.
To read about our early history Click Here.
We hold coaching sessions on Saturdays at Pitsford Water Fishing Lodge, Brixworth Road, Holcot, Northampton, NN6 9SJ
Our 2024 dates are:
Slots start at 2pm or 3.30pm and need booking in advance through: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mntfa
We are coaching at Kelmarsh Show on 5 and 6 May (Bank Holiday Weekend). These are free taster lessons (casting, fly-tying & entomology).
For additional tuition outside of these dates including casting or boat handling, please email email@example.com
2024 MATCH SCHEDULE & ENTRY FORM
|2024 MATCH SCHEDULE
|17th March, Hector Woolnough Bank Shield – Pitsford
|7th of April, Presidents Cup – Ravensthorpe
|21th of April, Bruce Richardson Trophy – Pitsford
|5th of May, Julian Davies Pairs Trophy – Rutland
|26th of May, Jim Collins Trophy – Grafham
|9th of June, Ashley Cooper Trophy – Eyebrook
|15th of September, Chairman’s Cup (Ian Pow) – Draycote
|6th of October, Fur and Feather Shield – Pitsford
|20th of October, Bob Church Trophy – Ravensthorpe
|CLICK BELOW FOR:
COMPETITION ENTRY FORM 2024
2024 TUESDAY (Thursday) FISHING SCHEDULE
|12th March – Ravensthorpe
|2nd July Pitsford
|19th March Pitsford
|16th July Ravensthorpe
|2nd April Ravensthorpe
|30th July Pitsford
|16th April Pitsford
|13th August Ravensthorpe
|30th April Rutland
|27th August Pitsford
|7th May Ravensthorpe
|10th September Draycote
|21st May Grafham
|24th September Pitsford
|4th June Eyebrook
|1st October Pitsford
|18th June Ravensthorpe
|15th October Ravensthorpe
|Socials are arranged inline
with match days
|*During May, June and July social days may be moved to Thursdays.