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European Championships 2014 – Sweden August 12th-18th Eurologo

The 2014 FIPS-Mouche European Fly Fishing Championships is being held on the 12th-18th August in the Jämtland region of Sweden, on the Ammerån river, and the Öravattnet and Ösjön lakes.

Programme:

12th Aug – Opening Parade.

13th-14th Aug – Official Practice. DSC00138

15th-17th Aug – Competition Days

18th Aug – Closing Awards Ceremony

You will find more information at the official website here, and on their Facebook page here

Team England FF is represented by: Scott Nellins, Simon Robinson, Andy Croucher, Tony Baldwin, Lewis Hendrie, and Ian Greenwood (manager/captain/reserve)

In the first session Andrew Croucher came 4th, Scott Nellins 5th and Tony Baldwin 9th in their sections on the Ammerån river, with Simon Robinson 6th on Öravattnet lake (boat), and Lewis Hendrie one of thirteen anglers who suffered a blank on Ösjön lake (boat) where only one fish was caught. Individual results after first session: Ses1Indiv The Czech Republic was in the lead with 24 placing points, ahead of Spain with 30 points, with England in 3rd place with 35 points. Team results after first session: Ses1Team

In the second session Simon Robinson came 2nd, Scott Nellins came 4th and Tony Baldwin 11th in their sections on the Ammerån river, with Lewis Hendrie 4th on Öravattnet lake (boat). The Ösjön lake (boat) continued to be a hard section and saw only two fish caught in this session, with Andrew Croucher one of a dozen anglers who failed to catch. With two 1st places the Czech Tomas Adam was currently leading in the Individual results, with Simon Robinson 10th and Scott Nellins 11th: AfterSes2Indiv The Czech Republic was still the first placed team with 49 points, with Spain 2nd with 55 points, Poland 3rd with 62 points, and England 4th with 67 points: AfterSes2Team

In the third session Tony Baldwin came 3rd, Simon Robinson came 6th and Lewis Hendrie 11th in their sections on the Ammerån river, with Andrew Croucher 2nd on Öravattnet lake (boat). Scott Nellins did exceptionally well to win his session on the Ösjön lake (boat), which again only saw two fish caught, and this performance pushed him into 3rd place in the Individual rankings, behind Ander Perez (Spain) and Tomas Adam (Czech) who was still in 1st place with two firsts and a second. Simon Robinson was 9th: AfterSes3Indiv With 79 points Spain were just one point behind the Czech Republic on 78 points, with England back in 3rd place with 90 points, two ahead of Poland: AfterSes3Team

In the fourth session England put in another good performance which saw Lewis Hendrie winning his section on the the Ammerån river, with Simon Robinson 4th and Andrew Croucher 8th. Although Tony Baldwin failed to catch on the Ösjön lake (boat), which again only saw two fish caught, Scott Nellins scored another lake win on Öravattnet lake (boat), which helped him keep his 3rd place in the Individual rankings, behind Ander Perez (Spain) and Tomas Adam (Czech) both of whom caught in their Ösjön lake session. Simon Robinson is now 7th: AfterSes4Indiv With the Czech Republic dropping to 4th place, Spain have moved into 1st with 103 points, ahead of England in 2nd with 117 points, one point ahead of Poland on 118: AfterSes4Team

In the fifth and final session the provisional results show that England experienced mixed fortunes on the Ammerån river, with Lewis Hendrie coming 3rd and Andrew Croucher 8th in their sections, but Scott Nellins unable to score. Tony Baldwin finished 9th on Öravattnet lake (boat), while the Ösjön lake (boat) sector was another struggle, producing just one fish, with Simon Robinson failing to catch. Individually, Tomas Adam (Czech) finished with an exceptional run of four first places and a second for just 6 points to become European Champion, ahead of Ander Perez (Spain) with 15 points in 2nd, and former Champion Martin Droz (Czech) in 3rd with 22 points. Scott Nellins finished 7th, with Simon Robinson 17th, Lewis Hendrie 19th, Andrew Croucher 20th, and Tony Baldwin 39th: AfterSes5Indiv Having figured in a medal position for much of the competition, England finished in 4th place with 163 points, behind Poland in 3rd with 154 points, and Spain in 2nd with 146 points. After staging a dramatic recovery in the final session, the Czech Republic are the European Champions with 143 points: AfterSes5Team

 

European Championships 2013 – Slovakia  September 15th-22nd 

phoca_thumb_l_dscf4108w The FIPS-Mouche European Fly Fishing Championships was held from 17th-22nd September in Slovakia, on the Belá, Váh and Poprad rivers, venues which were previously used for the 1999 European and 2005 World Championships. phoca_thumb_l_dscf4120w

You will find more details on the championship website here

The competition took place solely on river sectors:

Sector 1. River Bela – Sector 2. River Vah no.21 – Sector 3. River Vah no.22 – Sector 4. River Poprad – Sector 5. River Vah no.19

You will find a complete guide to the sectors here. 16 countries took part.

The Team England FF team was: Paul Page (captain/manager), Iain Barr, John Tyzack, Baz Reece, Andrew Gooding, Andrew Scott & Andy Croucher (reserve)

Team CVs: 2013 team CV’s

First Session: Spain took the lead in the first session, ahead of the Czech Republic, with France in third place. England were 8th, with Terry Phillips and John Tyzack 22nd and 23rd. Team results after 1st session: Session1-Teams Individual results after 1st session: Session1-Individuals

Second Session: Spain have hung onto their lead, ahead of the Czech Republic and France. England have moved up to 6th, thanks to a section win by Andrew Scott and a 5th place by John Tyzack. Team results after 2nd session: After-Session2-Team Individual results after 2nd session: After-Sesion2-Indiv

Third Session: Andrew Scott had another good session, coming 2nd, and is now 7th in the Individual listings. Spain increased their lead over the Czechs, with Poland 3rd, one point ahead of France in 4th place. England dropped back to 8th. With two firsts and a second place, the Individual leader is currently Pablo Castro Pinos (Spain). Team results after 3rd session: After-Session3-Team Individual results after 3rd session: After-Session3-Indiv

Fourth Session: Spain did well again, extending their lead over the Czech Republic, with France overtaking Poland to 3rd place. England dropped to 11th place, but Andrew Scott is currently lying 9th in the Individual listings. Pablo Castro Pinos (Spain) scored another second place to remain the Individual leader by five points. Team results after 4th session: After-Session4-Team Individual results after 4th session: After-Session4-Indiv

Fifth Session: The Czech Republic had a good session, scoring two firsts, a third and a fourth, to overtake Spain for first place, with France in 3rd. Andrew Scott did well again, with another 2nd place, and was lying 5th in the overall Individual rankings. This helped England to recover to 9th place. Team results after 5th session: After-Session5-Team Individual results after 5th session: After-Session5-Indiv

Final Session: Although Spain put in a good performance, the Czechs hung onto their lead to take the Team Championship, with Spain 2nd and France 3rd. Despite a 5th place by Terry Phillips, England finished 10th. Pablo Castro Pinos (Spain) recorded another 1st place to become Individual Champion, ahead of Martin Bachleda (Slovakia A) and David Chumsky (Czech). Andrew Scott was our best individual, finishing 12th. Team results after final session: After-Session6-Team Individual results after final session: After-Session6-indiv

Report by Paul Page: 2013 European report

European Championships 2012 – Portugal  May 13th-20th 2012

At the Team England FF AGM last November (See Report TEFF AGM 27-11-11) it was decided not to enter a team into the European Championships (a competition we would have very little chance of doing well in) and instead organise a training trip to Norway, the venue of next year’s World Championships, to be better prepared for this event. Even so, TEFF still covered this year’s European event.

12 teams took part in this year’s event, which was held from the 13th-20th May, near to the Montebelo Aguieira resort. (See more details here: 18th European Fly Fishing Championship – Portugal(1)) It was held over five river sessions, on the Rio Mondeggo, Rio Alva and Rio Ceira.

France took an early lead after the first session, ahead of Spain, Romania, Italy and the Czech Republic. Ireland were 7th with Scotland 10th. TEAMS

Individually, Ludovic Chaomleffel of France led the first session, with Thomas O’Connor of Ireland in 4th place and Kenny Riddell of Scotland 19th. INDIVIDUAL

The Portugal 2 team won the second session, ahead of the Czech Republic and Italy. Scotland were 9th and Ireland 11th. TEAMS-1 Individually, three Portugese, an Italian and a Finnish competitor were in the top five places. INDIV

After two sessions, the Czech Republic were leading, with Portugal 2 second and France third. Ireland were lying 9th and Scotland 11th. TEAMS 1&2(1)

In the Individuals, former World and European Champion Pavel Chyba (Czech Republic) was 1st, with Ludovic Chaomleffel (France) 2nd and Laurent Gagneux (France) 3rd. Thomas O’Connor (Ireland) was 13th and Keith Renton (Scotland) 27th. INDIV 1&2

Spain won the third session Teams Individuals which put them into 1st place overall, with the Czech Republic 2nd and Portugal 2 3rd. Ireland were lying 10th and Scotland 11th Teams cummulative.

Individually, former World Champion Martin Droz (Czech Republic) was now lying 1st, with Ludovic Chaomleffel (France) 2nd and David Garcia (Spain) 3rd. Thomas O’Connor (Ireland) was 20th and Keith Renton (Scotland) 34th. Individuals cummulative

The Czech Republic won the fourth session TEAM INDIV and overtook Spain to lead with 74 points to third 76, with Italy 3rd on 86 points, and France and Portugal both on 97 points. TEAM CUMUL(1)

After winning his session Martin Droz (Czech Republic) remained top Individual, two place points ahead of David Garcia (Spain) in 2nd, Valerio Santi Amantini (Italy) 3rd, and Pavel Chyba (Czech Republic) 4th. Thomas O’Connor (Ireland) was 20th and Kenny Riddell (Scotland) 37th. INDIV CUMUL

Spain also won the fifth and final session TEAMS while Martin Droz recorded another session win, as did Valerio Santi Amantini INDIVS.

Final Results are: 1. Spain 89 pts 2. Czech Republic 98 pts 3. Italy 107 pts 4. Portugal 2 125 pts 5. France 129 pts 6. Poland 153 pts 7. Portugal 1 163 pts 8. Romania 179 pts 9. Finland 213 pts 10. Scotland 221 pts 11. Ireland 237 pts 12. Netherlands 258 pts TEAMS CUMULATIVE

Individuals: European Champion: Martin Droz (Czech Republic) 2. Valerio Santi Amantini (Italy) 3. David Garcia (Spain). Thomas O’Connor (Ireland) finished 31st and Kenny Riddell (Scotland) 39th. INVID CUMULATIVE.

European Championship 2011

Czech Republic 31 May – 6 June

Manager / Captain – Paul Page

Davey Parker – All sessions

Andrew Gooding – All sessions

Scott Nellins – All sessions

John Emerson – All sessions

Alex Bobba – 3 River Sessions

Baz Reece – 1 lake boat seesion, 1 lake bank session and team reserve

For detailed information click here

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