New in 2023: there are informal fly-tying meetings once a month on Saturday mornings 11am to 1pm at Pitsford Lodge, hosted by Northampton Branch of the Fly Dressers Guild (18 March to 18 November). All are welcome; beginners to advanced. Tools can be provided.
Coach and Volunteer Training Are you interested in volunteering at our events, e.g. teaching fly casting or fly tying and promoting the sport? Or in qualifying as an angling coach? If so, please email me for more information about courses and funding opportunities.
Mid Northants is a welcoming, inclusive and active fly-fishing club. Cantered 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.
ACTIVITIES We organize an impressive range of activities throughout each year (COVID restrictions permitting):
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.
Competition Fishing 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.
Winter Programme 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.
Open Afternoons 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.
MNTFA Outings Coordinated visits to fisheries further afield are currently being planned. This will include both reservoirs and rivers. Details here.
Improver Sessions 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.