WTT 3-Fly Challenge 2024 raises £3,000+ to help restore chalk stream habitat

Our annual 3‑Fly Challenge at Meon Springs is firm fixture in many WTT members’ diaries, and our friendly competition on 15 June 2024 saw supporters travelling from as far away as Wales to take part.

This year’s event raised more than £3,000 for our Pasco James fund, which commemorates one of our former supporters – who died far too young, but loved fishing Meon Springs and the chalk streams – and now provides our Conservation Officers with vital support for practical chalk stream habitat restoration projects.

A full turn-out of 35 anglers, including a record 6 ladies, braved the wind and rain in a friendly match for the grand prize of a 9ft 5wt Sage Sonic rod, as well as a beautiful engraved decanter and glasses generously donated by Roy and Brigette Gosling.

Each competitor’s selection of flies was provided once again by Mark Roberts of Lost Lake Fly Fishing and despite (or maybe because of?) the difficult weather, the Meon Springs trout were rising freely all day long.

Successful days like these depend on so many people’s time and effort, and we’re incredibly grateful to:

  • Our star organiser and volunteer Neil Mundy
  • Greg Adlam and his Meon Springs colleagues
  • Everyone who donated brilliant flies and prizes
  • All our competitors who joined us for the day and bid generously in the lunchtime raffle and auction

The worthy winners of this year’s competition were:

  • Grand prize: Dylan Thomas-Daniels
  • Runner up: Ron Wilder
  • Third place: Mike Edwards
  • Heaviest fish: Steve Vine

Huge thanks again to everyone who contributed to another wonderful day – we’re already looking forward to next year! 

Neil has already put 14 June 2025 in the diary, and everyone is very welcome to join us.

Ron Wilder 3 Fly fishing 2024
Dylan Thomas Daniels 3 Fly winner 2024
Sandra David Walker 3 fly competitors 2024