Fennel's Priory Events 2014

Here's an achive view of our past events. Read Fennel's blogs for write-ups of the events.

Winter Grayling Fishing

9 December 2014 – Itchen Navigation, Winchester, UK

Itchen Navigation

Fennel will be attending the gather of the Traditional Fisherman's Forum. Expect plenty of tea drinking and cake eating, and maybe some fishing.

Game Shoot

19 November 2014 – Wasing Estate, Berkshire, UK

Wasing Estate shoot

Fennel, along with Friends of the Priory Mark Aspell and John Naish, will be partaking in a day's driven game shooting.

Flyfishers' Club Annual Dinner

6 November 2014 – Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge, London, UK

Mandarin Oriental London

Fennel will be present at the 'scribes table' along with Fred Buller and Theo Pike, at the annual dinner of the Flyfishers' Club.

Writing Retreat

4 November 2014 – Lake District, UK

Lake District

Fennel will be up in the lakes, writing the Lighter Side edition of Fennel's Journal. He'll also be meeting up with our Friends from Millican.

River Cottage Game Cookery

15 November 2014 – Axminster, Devon, UK

Fennel River Cottage

Fennel and Friends will be enjoying a day's game butchery and cooking tuition courtesy of the River Cottage chefs. Afterwards he'll be presenting to Rob Love, MD of River Cottage, about his ideas for a behind-the-scenes 'River Cottage Uncooked' series showing a year of self-sufficiency on the farm.

Bushcraft Fly Fishing

26 September 2014 – Teifi Pools, Tregaron, Wales

Fennel Teifi Pools 2014

Fennel will be back at the Teifi Pools, continuing his 'rewilding flyfishing' article series for the Flyfishers' Journal. Read the story.

Friends Weekend

19 September 2014 – Arundell Arms, Devon, UK

Fennel's Priory Arundell Arms 2014

Fennel will be hosting the annual Friends dinner – and celebrating his 40th birthday – at the Arundell Arms. The event will be held over a weekend, with trout and salmon fishing available on the hotel's rivers.

Wychwood Forest Fair

8 September 2014 – Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, UK

Wilderness Pioneers - Wychwood Forest Fair

Fennel will be on the Wildnerss Pioneers stand, demonstrating bushcraft firelighting techniques, at this year's Wychwood Forest Fair.

Bushcraft Fly Fishing

28 August 2014 – Teifi Pools, Tregaron, Wales

Fennel Thom Hunt Teifi Pools

Fennel and Thom Hunt will be doing some pioneering 'rewilding flyfishing' at the Teifi Pools in mid-Wales. Read the story.

Summer Estate Lake

21 August 2014 – Claydon House Estate, Buckinghamshire, UK

Fennel Claydon House 2014

Fennel's 'going for a dip' with the Traditional Fisherman's Forum at Claydon House estate lake, fishing for carp and tench. Read the story.

Redmire Pool 80th Anniversary

19 August 2014 – Llangarron, Wales. (Angling Times Feature)

Redmire Pool - 80th Anniversary 2014

Fennel, along with Friends Martin Herrington, Stu Harris and Jon Berry, will be fishing Redmire Pool for an Angling Times article to celebrate 80 years since the carp were stocked into this legendary water. Read the story.

Wild Carp Trust – Annual Event

15 August 2014 – Lyngwyn and Pant-y-llyn, Wales

Fennel wild carp 2014

Fennel will be attending the annual get-togther of the Wild Carp Trust. Read the story.

King Carp Adventure

30 June 2014 – FLE Fishery, Hampshire, UK

FLE Top Lake

Fennel, along with Friends Stu Harris, Graham Mabey, John Summers and Tim Pike will be fishing for big carp at FLE Top Lake in Hampshire. It will be Fennel's first time fishing for king carp in nearly ten years.

The Tweed Run

17 May 2014 – London, UK

Fennel's Priory Tweed Run 2014

Fennel, John Summers, and 500 other dyed-in-the-tweed traditionalists will be participating in the Tweed Run. Come along to wave and holla as we pass London's iconic landmarks.

Woodland Escape

4 March 2014 – 7th Rise, Cornwall, UK

Fennel's Priory 7th Rise

Fennel's meeting up with Thom Hunt at his new venture "7th Rise" for a weekend of digital detox and outdoors adventure. Read the story.

Writing Retreat

25 February 2014 – Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales


Fennel and Friends are in Wales for a five-day writing escape, exploring the coastline and seeking inspiration on the sea breeze.