November 8, 2002
A gathering of all the
Texas Fishing Clubs
By Debi Prather
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We had a beautiful, classic fall weekend for the Fairfield Outing; although it was a bit on the windy side. Skies were blue and leaves were fluttering down as we camped in tents and trailers at Fairfield State Park. The park was full up with fly fishers from clubs across the state, including about 15 TWFF members.
Saturday morning, some of us braved the gusty wind to paddle up to the end of the lake where we hoped to find some protection from the wind. We didn’t find it, but we had an invigorating paddle and a nice cruise back to the put-in with the wind at our backs. Others went a different direction on the lake and found a protected spot where they caught a few bass, and still others enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and went off to Jewett to hit the flea market.
TWFF member Ann Carr and other members of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society prepared a wonderful meal of fried catfish with all the fixins on Saturday evening, and that was a real treat. Sunday morning we had short business meeting to address some current club issues before heading off to fish, pack up, or leave for home.