On Saturday, April 2nd 2011, from 10 p.m. to noon we offer a free introductory fly-tying-clinic for kids. In the afternoon, there will be a fly-fishing clinic for persons with disabilities who flyfish or consider to take up flyfishing. The Pegnitz river is relatively easily accessible by wheelchair upstream of the village of Velden, near the DLRG-shack. There is a parking lot, and after crossing about 15 yards of meadow you reach a large wooden deck on the river, where you may cast and fish from your wheelchair.If you're interested, please give me a call ahead of time (no later than March 27th, please).
Anybody reading this and knowing disabled persons who might be interested to become a fly fisher: please inform them of this opportunity!
As vice-president of EFFA, I will motivate our association do what we can to help giving persons with disabilities the opportunity to take up or continue flyfishing. I hope our annual meeting will serve as a beacon to further this cause.
The normal program includes theoretical and practical advice about fly fishing and in the pub about fly tying. On saturday and sunday we start at nine in the morning. Lunch will take place between noon and two pm. After that we have a small competition in fly casting at the banks of the river Pegnitz on sunday. The first three winners receive a present.