Guided urban fly-fishing fundraiser: Your chance to crack the Yorkshire Calder?

Calder fishing - Gary Hyde

Readers of Trout in Dirty Places may recall that the Yorkshire Calder has a reputation as a difficult, enigmatic, big-fish river – a place where guides go fishing on their days off.

Now, in aid of the Calder & Colne Rivers Trust’s riverfly monitoring training programme, local guide Gary Hyde is teaming up with Nick Halstead to offer a fundraising guided day for 10 – 12 fly-fishers on the Calder on Sunday 21 April.

For just £40 you’ll get an introductory session on invertebrate monitoring before spending half the day being guided by Gary, and half the day with Nick, swapping over at lunchtime.

Day tickets have been donated by the Ryburn & Halifax Angling Society, and all proceeds will go towards the cost of training volunteer kick-sampling teams to help monitor this massive urban river system – which still suffers from periodic pollution episodes but is rebounding dramatically whenever it gets half a chance.

At this writing, a couple of places are still available for what we reckon will be a real eye-opener of a course. To book your place or for more information, please email Gary or call him direct on 07908 597640.

(Photo: Gary Hyde)

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