We received this lovely anecdote from Terry Surtees, one of our founder members, who attended the official opening of our fishing lakes in 1966… (excepts of which follow)
I recall, quite vividly, the opening day on Lavender lake. A name you may recall from the dim and distant past, Terry Thomas (early TV fishing presenter – ed.) , made the opening cast from the platform half way down the lake with a team of three flies.
To the amazement of the then Chairman, Dusty Miller, the Secretary, Don Birrell and the rest of the members, two trout attached themselves to his cast.
What an opening! Oh yes, he landed both.