RIVER MATCH 2014
|Dates:||25th to 28th June (incl.)|
|Match date:||Friday 27th June|
|Accommodation:||George Hotel, Piercebridge
1. Wales (61 fish) 2694 points 46 placings
2. England (63 fish) 2686 points 46 placings
3. Scotland (39 fish) 1813 points 55 placings
4. Ireland (35 fish) 1511 points 57 placings
Individual Winner – Andy Cliffe (England) 7 placings Moc Morgan Trophy
Biggest Fish – Derick Logan (Scotland) 42.3cms Mike Childs Trophy
Full Results: iffarivers2014
AT Team England FF was represented by Robert Brown, Andy Cliffe, Terry Phillips (captain), Simon Robinson, John Tyzack and Lee Bartlett (reserve), with Mike Tinnion (Manager).
Congratulations to Wales on a very close result.
It is a credit to the skills of all the anglers involved that the shrunken River Ure produced an average of just under ten fish per rod on what was one of the most closely fought Home Internationals of recent times, with small nymphs and dry fly the order of the day in the clear, low water. At the end of the four sessions it was too close to call, with England and Wales equal on placing points, so the the result went to ‘fish points’, i.e. the number and length of fish. England had more fish but Wales had some larger ones, and after counting these, England had 2686 points and Wales 2694, with Wales edging the win by the smaller of margins. Individual honour and the Moc Morgan Trophy went to England’s Andy Cliffe with a great performance on his England debut.
England Manager Mike Tinnion reports: “This turned out to be a nail-biting match (especially for a manager on the bank) fished in the very best of sport. The England team fished their hearts out to be pipped at the post by the tiniest of margins. Special thanks also to Lee Bartlett (reserve) for all his work throughout the competition.”
Our thanks to: Bolton Castle Estates for the superb stretch of river; George Hotel, Piercebridge, and Three Horseshoes, Wensley, for accommodation and match day food; the IFFA and the AT TEFF Northern Federation, especially Mr Paul Page, for organising the event; and last but not least, all the controllers/section judges for measuring the fish and ensuring they were safely returned.
RIVER MATCH 2013
|Dates:||26th to 29th June (incl.)|
|Match date:||Friday 28th June|
|Accommodation:||Premier Inn, Merthyr Tydfil
Mike Tinnion (manager)
John Tyzack (captain)
Dave Drake (reserve)
1. Wales 43 fish 2010 points 36 placings
2. England 25 fish 1249 points 55 placings
3. Ireland 20 fish 1031 points 60 placings
4. Scotland 19 fish 907 points 61 placings
Top Individual: Terry Bromwell (Wales) 5 placings
Largest Fish: Terry Bromwell (Wales) 63.4cms
Full Results: 2013 Rivers International – Results
Congratulations to Wales for a convincing victory.
RIVER MATCH 2012
|Dates:||27th to 30th June (incl.)|
|Match date:||Friday 29th June|
|Accommodation:||Scotland’s Hotel, Pitlochry|
Mike Tinnion (manager)
Phil Dixon (captain)
Scott Nellins (reserve)
Wales put in great performance to cope with a big change in river conditions on the day of the match.
1st Wales 31 fish 1435 pts 43 placings
2nd England 18 fish 829 pts 64 placings
3rd Scotland 9 fish 401 pts 66 placings
4th Ireland 7 fish 330 pts 67 placings
Full Results: iffarivers2012
Report by Mike Tinnion: RIVERS INTERNATIONAL, RIVER TAY, SCOTLAND
RIVER MATCH 2011
|Dates:||29th June to 2nd July (incl.)|
|Match date:||Friday 1st July|
|Accommodation:||Bushtown House Hotel, Coleraine|
Mike Tinnion (manager)
Alex Bobba (captain)
Phil Dixon (reserve)
Ireland 1st, Wales 2nd, England 3rd, Scotland 4th
Report by Mike Tinnion, Manager, Hardy/Greys Team England:
This year’s home international was hosted by Ireland on the River Agivey, a tributary of the Bann. It proved to be the perfect venue for this type of event with lots of wild trout just about everywhere on all of the beats. With heavy showers rolling through all week, the river changed in height every day but still fished extremely well.
Friday, the day of the match, saw the river at probably its lowest level of the week. A tight competition ensued as it often the case. With fifteen minutes of an hour and a half session left on “A” beat in the afternoon, we saw all four anglers with the same number of fish, so one or two fish in the last ten minutes really can make all the difference between that 1st spot and a 4th place.
With Ireland claiming first place, just pipping Wales, this was a popular result on home waters. England also just beating Scotland for 3rd. Kieron Jenkins got a magnificent four 1st placings to take the individual winning place; to crown this he also took the Mike Childs Trophy home with him for the biggest fish.
Once again, this proved to be a fantastic event fished in the true spirit of fly fishing, and with all four nations winning this competition within the last five years, it will be anyone’s match next year when it moves to the mighty Tay in Scotland.