Pre-season Dinner at The Peat Spade Inn

Fish Wives held their pre season dinner on Monday 24th March 2014 at the Peat Spade Inn at Longstock nr Stockbridge Hampshire
The Peat Spade is full of sporting photographs of the rich and famous shooting and fishing. The bar is candle lit in the evenings which creates a nice atmosphere. The staff are very welcoming so it is a good place to get together with friends. 

Five Fish Wives were joined by three guests for dinner in the private dining room on the first floor.  Ben the new manager of the Peat Spade had called earlier in the day to confirm numbers and the menu.

After a drink at the bar we moved up to the dining room which is well furnished and decorated. With specimen salmon looking down from their glass cases on the walls we settled into our seats for an evening of good food and good conversation, liberally embellished with fishing stories.

The food was well cooked and well presented. My steak was cooked to perfection. The salted caramel ice cream with honeycomb was really good.  Altogether a great evening to kick off the fishing season, we will be back before the season is out. Lunch is great too and you get to enjoy the scenery.


Fish Wives next fishing day is l on Thursday 27th at Church Paddock Fishery.

We have lots planned

We have started fishing and will be at Holbury Lakes for our first day on Tuesday 11th March. There are still a few places if you would like to join us for a days fly fishing and lunch. Call me to book on 01425 403735.

Next week we will be at John O Gaunt We will be there on TUESDAY the 18th a change of date due to un-forseen circumstances on my part. (I did not check my diary) and the following week on Thursday 27th March we are at Church Paddock Trout Fishery in Winchester both new fisheries for this year.
Our last winter event will be the pre-season dinner which will be held on the 24th March at the Peat Spade a very nice fishing pub just north of Stockbridge. We still have 4 places left so if you would like to come and talk fishing for an evening please call me and book your space. 01425 403735. £35.00 per head for three courses including wine and coffee

River Teifi
River Teifi

We have lots of plans for the coming season:

A three day fishing trip to the river Teifi in west Wales to fish for brown trout, sea trout and salmon. in late June. If you would like to come and be involved in the planning please let me know you are interested.
A planned Ladies Day in conjunction with Howard Taylor of Upstream Dry Fly on a beautiful lake on the Leckford Estate near Stockbridge.
We are hosting a WIRE Women in Rural Enterprise meeting on 1st July at Holbury Lakes with the opportunity to have a go at catching a trout in the afternoon.