The Services Dry Fly Fishing Association (SDFFA)

Applications are now open for a rod with the Services Dry Fishing Association which is for serving personnel from all 3 Services, veterans and civil servants including retired ones.

The Association provides classic trout fishing on over 6 miles of the River Avon from Bulford upstream to Fifield. The Association also owns and stocks 5 still-water lakes around Netheravon.

Serving personnel are subsidised by those not serving and half rods are available for serving personnel only if there are mitigating operational and Service reasons for not being able to fish the whole trout season.

Subscription rates for the 2017 season are as follows:

Captains and below (or RN/RAF equivalent), and MOD-employed civil servants of C1 Grade and below: £300

Majors and Lieutenant Colonels (or RN/RAF equivalent), and MOD-employed civil servants of B1 and B2 Grades: £470

Colonels, Brigadiers, General Officers (or RN/RAF equivalent),veterans and retired MOD civil servants: £620

Members’ spouses: Half Member subscription

Members’ children (at school): £50

Visitors to the area on courses or training can purchase a limited number of day tickets from the Hon Secretary.

Rainbow trout fishing in Corfe End Lakes is permitted 15 Mar – 31 Dec.

The brown trout season is in two parts: 1 – 30 Apr when only catch and release is permitted, and 1 May – 14 Oct. The grayling season is 16 Jun – 1 Mar.

Please contact the Honorary Sec at for further details or use the contact form on the Association web site which also has some excellent gallery pictures of the river here: Services Dry Fly Fishing Association - SDFFA

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