Eschewing the normal accoutrements of a chaps day out: charabanc, several cases of brown ale and boisterous singing, the AFA decided to fish the Avon Dam reservoir instead. The weather was typical of the summer: dull and blustery with the odd shower thrown in. Twelve hardy souls braved the elements and had a thoroughly good afternoon. The fish showed their appreciation of our efforts by stubbornly refusing to take, nevertheless the odd brown was caught, mainly on small dark wet flies; with Dennis Dawes leading the field with four caught on the true right bank. The rest of us had to be content with simply “being there.” Thanks to Brian Dent for organising the first of what, we hope, will be an annual event in the AFA calendar.