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The Bewl Bridge Flyfishers’ Club President


President Peter Radula-Scott

Telephone: 01892 783 412

Peter was elected president of BBFC at the club’s AGM 2016 following his retirement as chairman, the position he held from 1998

His fishing includes annual visits to Scotland and beyond in pursuit of salmon but he always relishes his return to trout fishing at Beautiful Bewl. He has been a season ticket holder for some 30 years

Other interests include food, gardening, country walks and foraging for wild mushrooms. He has been a keen cook for more than 50 years

The Bewl Bridge Flyfishers’ Club Committee


Chairman David Little

Mobile / Text: 07802 312 887

David has fished at Bewl since it first opened. He liked the tranquillity of Bewl and surrounding area so much that he moved to Lamberhurst in the late 1980's and joined the BBFC committee soon afterwards. Although also an active golfer these days, you will still find him on the bank at the beginning of the season and out in the boats later in the year. David both organises and fishes for the club's 'B' team in the national major league events

Treasurer John 'Sooty' Hancock

Telephone: 01435 872 171

John moved to Mayfield in 1989 when a job in the City caused a move from Southampton, where he had been fortunate in learning to flyfish on the Hampshire Avon so a move to 15 minutes away from Bewl Water was the best alternative. He joined the Club straight away and the committee a couple of years later. Eventually becoming Treasurer in 1994 and took on the Membership Secretary's job in 2003

John fishes Bewl about 2 to 3 times a week. He loves fishing the bank early and late season, but realises that if you want to catch more fish, loch styling from the boats is the way to do it

He is a keen competition angler and has fished for the Chingley Chompers and Team Grand Max, since they were first formed, in all the National Competitions. He fishes every year in the AMFC League matches as they are good fun and has reached the England loch style finals 3 times through the eliminators at Bewl

The nickname 'Sooty' arrived somehow from his West Yorkshire birthplace with perhaps a similarity to Harry Corbett's voice!

Website Designer & Editor Marc George

Mobile / Text: 07956 535 808

Compared to the other committee members Marc is a trout fishing novice. He took up flyfishing late in 2005, joined Bewl Bridge Flyfishers' Club in 2006 and became a committee member in 2007. He enjoys bank and boat fishing, especially the late evening rises during the summer

Fly-tying has also become a part of Marc's trout fishing pastime and creating new patterns that catch, never fails to get the adrenaline pumping

Membership Secretary Mike Shepard

Telephone: 01892 531 610 · Mobile / Text: 07931 767 869

Mike gave up fishing regularly when he left school in favour of "urban pursuits" and having a family until the early 1990's when Andy Lush sold him his first fly rod. He began fishing Bewl mainly from the bank in the mid 1990’s and has been a member of the Club since then. He has now held a season ticket for several years and particularly enjoys the freedom it gives him to come and go as he chooses

He ties flies very badly but effectively enough. In addition to Bewl his other fishing interest is in salt-water fly-fishing at home and abroad

Club Secretary / Newsletter Editor Phil Thompson

Mobile / Text: 07399 847 130

Phil has fished Bewl since 1986 though he didn't join the club until much later in the late 90's

He is a keen competition angler

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