Rivers Event

RIVER MATCH 2014

Country: ENGLAND
Venue: River Ure
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

Peter Godfrey (International President), Mike Tinnion (Manager), Simon Robinson, Lee Bartlett, Robert Brown, Terry Phillips (Captain), Andy Cliffe, John Tyzack & Ian Campbell (IFFA)

Peter Godfrey (International President), Mike Tinnion (Manager), Simon Robinson, Lee Bartlett, Robert Brown, Terry Phillips (Captain), Andy Cliffe, John Tyzack & Ian Campbell (IFFA)

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.

Andy Cliffe receives the Moc Morgan trophy from International President Peter Godfrey

Andy Cliffe receives the Moc Morgan trophy from International President Peter Godfrey

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

Country: WALES
Venue: River Taff
Dates: 26th to 29th June (incl.)
Match date: Friday 28th June
Accommodation: Premier Inn, Merthyr Tydfil

Team

Mike Tinnion (manager)

John Tyzack (captain)
Andy Croucher
Lewis Hendrie
Paul Lee
Andrew Scott
Dave Drake (reserve)

Results

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

Country: SCOTLAND
Venue: River Tay
Dates: 27th to 30th June (incl.)
Match date: Friday 29th June
Accommodation: Scotland’s Hotel, Pitlochry

Team

Mike Tinnion (manager)

Phil Dixon (captain)
Tony Baldwin
Mike Dixon
Terry Philips
John Tyzack
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

Country: IRELAND
Venue: River Agivey
Dates: 29th June to 2nd July (incl.)
Match date: Friday 1st July
Accommodation: Bushtown House Hotel, Coleraine

Team

Mike Tinnion (manager)

Alex Bobba (captain)
Ben Bangham
John Emerson
Graham Lumsden
Scott Nellins
Phil Dixon (reserve)

Results

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.

Full Results