Member across the water on other bank preparing gear during a trout fly fishing competition.

7th John Hardley Memorial Competition Woodington Lakes

New member takes home trophy Trout fly fishing is the winner at 7th John Hardley Memorial On Sunday 26 February 2023, we returned after a two-month wait to Woodington Lakes Trout ... Read more
Lake view with an angler fishing during a trout fishing competition in 2019, with overlay text 'Looking Back: 2019 John Hardeley Memorial.

Looking back: 2019 John Hardley Memorial

FLASHBACK: It’s that time of year again—Wessex FDG’s annual John Hardeley Memorial, held at Woodington Trout Fishery. When I drove into the car park there ... Read more
Fly fishing rod and reel on the ground by the lake during the John Hardeley Fly Fishing Memorial Competition in 2017.

Remembering John Hardeley in 2017

Blogger Rob Horgan takes us back to the end of 2017, when the second John Hardeley Memorial Competition was held by the Fly Dressers’ Guild ... Read more
A woman catches fish at a lake with a man sitting behind her, taken during John Hardeley Memorial Fly Fishing Competition in 2016.

Remembering John Hardeley – 2016

Fly Patterns Our very first blog post looks back at the Fly Dressers’ Guild Wessex Branch’s first John Hardeley Memorial Competition in 2016, just a ... Read more