Winter Talk and Dinner – 23rd February
Just to remind you that the next Winter Talk and Dinner is approaching fast. It will be on Wednesday 23rd February at 7pm. For those of you who have not been before the format is drinks in the Club at 7pm and then dinner is served at 7.30pm in the Savile Ball Room. The Talk takes place after dinner with an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. The evening finishes around 10.15pm and those who wish are welcome return to the Club for a nightcap (or two).
The theme of the Talk is ‘19th Century Salmon Anglers and their adventures on Norwegian Rivers’
For almost a hundred years, British anglers dominated the Numedalslågen – traditionally one of Norway’s best salmon rivers. However for some incomprehensible reason, this important, exciting and historic era is hardly documented – until now.
Norwegian angling journalist and recent FFC member Morten Harangen grew up by the Lågen. Ten years ago, he decided to write a book about these angling pioneers (due out in 2012). All he had when he began he research, were a few names and conveyances, an old photograph, some dubious tales and the sad ruins of what locally is known as the “Salmon Castle”. On February 23rd, he’ll present excerpts from the fascinating story about the British aristocrats, officers and other upper class gentlemen that came to the Lågen and other Norwegian salmon rivers. Who were they, what were they experiences in the poor, rural country and how were they received by the locals? He’ll also share details of his meetings with the ancestors of the Lågen Victorians, among them the late Sir Ludovic Kennedy.
I’m sure you agree it sounds like a fascinating evening.
Please email me to book and send a cheque for £60 per person, (includes dinner and wines).