Andy has been fly fishing all over the world since 1970. Following his passion for fly fishing, Andy decided to walk away from his chosen profession of construction and opened up Concord Outfitters in 1999. Equally proficient in both fresh and saltwater, Andy will say that his favorite place in the world to fish is the Lodgepole River in British Columbia. This is not to say that the fish in New Zealand, the Bahamas, Belize, Patagonia, Montana, etc… are any safer. Andy can be found guiding on local rivers year round and when he’s not guiding, he’s teaching Fly Fishing 101 courses out of the shop to help people young and old get into the sport or spearheading local stream restoration efforts. Need a casting lesson?… Andy’s your guy! (Photo and Bio taken from Andy’s web page) Please visit Andy at Concord Outfitters.
Chapter meetings are held once a month, on the first Monday of the month. If the first Monday of the month falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held on the following Monday.Check out our chapter’s calendar.
Due to the Virus our Regular meetings are not held each month at the IRWA HQ in Ipswich. They are held online via Zoom. Announcements and log-in information is in our newsletter. They are still the first Monday of the month at 6 PM.
We serve dinner for everyone each month before the meeting at 6:00 PM. Dinner helps with busy schedules and is a great opportunity to meet other members, exchange fishing stories and have some fun.
(We ask for a $5.00 donation to cover to cost of the food – a great deal!)
Meetings start at 7:00 PM
We typically have a bucket raffle at the end of the meeting which gives folks an opportunity to win some great stuff. Members are also encouraged to donate any items to be included in our raffles (donations do not have to be fishing related, but we love hand tied flies).