2019 Elite Performance Programme Invite List

Eligible Anglers: Fred Bainbridge, John Ball, Tony Baldwin, Ben Bangham, Iain Barr, Lee Bartlett, Alex Bobba, Dennis Buck, Andy Cliffe, Richard Cobbledick, Stuart Crofts, Andy Croucher, Howard Croston, Steve Cullen, Tony Curtis, Paul Davison, Andrew Dixon, Mike Dixon, Phil Dixon, Oliver Edwards, John Emerson, Harry Fox, Simon Gawsworth, Andrew Gooding, David Grove, Mark Harrison, Lewis Hendrie, Mike Heritage, Jeremy Herrmann, John Horsey, Chris Howitt, Simon Kidd, Paul Lee, John Lindsey, Jeremy Lucas, Bernie Maher, Keith McAdam, Bill McHarg, Scott Nellins, Carl Nixon, Davey Parker, Terry Phillips, Baz Reece, Simon Robinson, Andrew Scott, Brian Thomas, Mike Tinnion, John Tyzack & Gilliaum Vermeulen. 

Full List: 2019 Elite Performance Programme Invite List

Eligible anglers must declare their intention to join the programme before Sunday 16th December 2018 via email to kirsty.marshall@anglingtrust.net. Anyone not adhering to this deadline will not be accepted onto the programme.

Anglers must be a current member of the Angling Trust to participate.

Once all anglers have declared their interest an invitation will be issued to book your ticket via the events booking system: www.anglingtrustevents.net/game.

Entries open 7th January 2019 10:00am & close 8th February 2019 23:59pm. Entries will not be accepted after this date. Entry fee is £150.00 per angler.

Please see below for the confirmed dates, venues & costs for 2019. Event 3 price still tbc & Event 5 date & price tbc but will be announced as soon as we have them confirmed.

Event 1: River Dee, Llangollen – 1st & 2nd March 2019 – £15.00 per day (Free for members of Llangollen Maelor Angling. Reciprocal tickets & Hand Hotel complimentary tickets are not allowed to be used for matches.)
Event 2: Ellerdine Lakes – 3rd March 2019 – £20.00 per day
Event 3: River Ure, Bolton Hall – 26th & 27th April 2019 – £tbc per day
Event 4: Stocks Fly Fishery – 28th April 2019 – £30.00 per day
Event 5: River Annan, Hoddom – 18th & 19th May 2019 – £12 per day (dependent on 20 anglers participating, so may vary slightly)

Fishing fees payable on day 1 of each event

6 sets of results
3 x river events: Dee, Ure & Annan
1 x bank: Ellerdine
2 x boat: Stocks (2 x 3 hour sessions)

The top 10 anglers will qualify for selection to World or European teams for 2020, please view the Selection Policy for clarity on how teams are selected before entering the programme.

Full details here: https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/235/epp-2019

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2018-19 Bank National Qualifiers


Maximum 20 anglers per heat. 

Minimum 10 to constitute a heat.

Top 6 qualify for semis, regardless of number of entries.

Entry Fee £15 per heat (to be paid in advance via online booking system – see below) + £15 Fishing Permit (to be paid on day at venue)

Maximum entries 160.

8 Heats

4 North – Sharpley, West House, Press Manor, Toft Newton

4 South – Innis, Walthamstow, Blackdyke, Ellerdine

2 Semi Finals

North Semi – Thrunton Long Crag, Northumberland – Sunday 10th March 2019 – Organiser: Lee Cartmail

South Semi – Elinor, Kettering – Sunday 17th March 2019 – Organiser: Lee Cartmail

24 anglers per Semi Final – top 12 progress to Final. 

Entry Fee £15 + £15 Fishing Permit (both to be paid in advance via online booking system – see below)


Ellerdine – 24 anglers – Sunday 5th May 2019 – Organiser: Lee Cartmail

Entry Fee £15 + £15 Fishing Permit (both to be paid in advance via online booking system – see below)

Heat Dates


Sunday 4th November 2018 – West House – Organiser: Lee Cartmail

Sunday 18th November 2018 – Sharpley – Organiser: Lee Cartmail

Sunday 2nd December 2018 – Toft Newton – Organiser: Lee Cartmail

Sunday 27th January 2019 – Press Manor – Organiser: Lee Cartmail


Sunday 4th November 2018 – Innis – Organiser: Dave Johns

Sunday 18th November 2018 – Ellerdine – Organiser: Ed Upton

Sunday 16th December 2018 – Walthamstow No5 – Organiser: Andrew Green

Sunday 24th February 2019 – Blackdyke – Organiser: Mick Loy / Lee Cartmail

Rules & Standard Briefing

AT TEF Bank National 2018-19 Rules & Match Briefing


Tickets on sale from 8th October. All entries must be via the Angling Trust Events (Game)  booking system at  https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/game

Note: You must be an Angling Trust member to compete in the Bank National Final.

Bank National Coordinator

Lee Cartmail – mob: 07783 833803 

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2019 Loch-style Qualifiers

Details can be found by clicking the Google Drive link below.

Note that some dates remain provisional and will be confirmed once local organisers indicate that they and the fishery are able to host the events.


Stocks – 28th April

Blagdon – 28th April

Grafham – 3rd May

Eyebroook – 19th May

Blithfield – 24th May

Chew – 26th May

Bewl – 9th June

Carsington – 23rd June

Stocks – 30th June

Rutland – 7th July

Draycote (repechage) – 22nd July

Any queries contact Ian Colclough on 07751603031




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2019 Rivers National Qualifiers

2018-2019 River Qualifiers Entries & Results spreadsheet: 2018-2019 Rivers Qualifiers Entries Results (a)

October 2018

Saturday 20th October – Northern Federation – River Dee, Llangollen & Maelor AA – Organiser: Carl Nixon – Results: 1. Carl Nixon 2. Adam Stafford 3. Paul Fairhurst 4. Chris Micallef 5. Andy Taylor 6. David Bradley – Full Results: Northern Fed – Dee qualifier results 20-10-18

November 2018

Sunday 11th November – South East FF Federation – Lower Itchen fishery (Official Practice: Saturday 10th November) – Organiser: Tony Fox – Results: 1. Tony Fox 2. Mike Heritage 3. Cameron Craigs 4. Harry Fox 5. Gavin Walsh 6. Gilliaum Vermeulen – Full Results: Results 11:11:18

December 2018

Sunday 16th DecemberNote: This Qualifier is now Full. Reserve names are now being taken – Northern Federation – River Dee, Llangollen & Maelor AA – Organiser: Carl Nixon – Limited to 24 anglers – Grayling only – 20cm size limit – Final practice day is Dec 9th – Please email to secure an entry to matchmanflies@gmail.com where instructions to complete payment, beat details and maps will follow

February 2019

Saturday 2nd February – River Test, Wherwell – Organiser: Baz Reece 47, Booth Road, Bewbush, Crawley, Sussex, RH11 6AG Mobile – 07811560383 E mail – bazreece@aol.com – Note: A maximum of 30 entrants only will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the qualifier may be cancelled if there are less than 20 entries – How to Enter (1) Complete the first page of this admin instruction and send it via email to the organiser. Your place on the competitor list (or position on waiting list) will then be confirmed via email by the organiser. (2) Send a cheque for £52 made payable to “Angling Trust” and a signed copy of the first page of this admin instruction to the organiser (see address above). This must be received before 1st January 2019. When your cheque is received the organiser will confirm your entry into the competition via email – Costs: £30 AT TEFF Entry Fee £22 Fishing Fees = Total Cost £52.00 (Cheque payable to “Angling Trust” sent to organiser by 1st Jan 2019) – Admin Instruction: wherwell-qualifier-2019

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2019 Loch-style National – Chew Valley Lake – Saturday-Sunday 28th-29th September

Competitors who have pre-qualified through the Loch-style Qualifiers will fish the two-day 2019 Loch-style National at Chew Valley Lake on Saturday – Sunday 28th-29th September.

The top 28 anglers will be selected to represent England in the 2020 Loch-style Home Internationals, with the Spring event being held on Lough Melvin, Ireland, and the Autumn event taking place at Llyn Trawsfynydd, Wales.

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Spring & Autumn Loch-style Home International teams for 2019


Country: ENGLAND
Venue: Grafham Water
Dates: 7th to 11th May (incl.)
Match date: Friday 10th May
Accommodation: Marriott Hotel, Huntingdon

The following will be representing AT Team England FF for the Spring Loch-style Home International at Grafham:  Stephen Peart (manager), Brad Gifford (captain), Sean Brooks, Andy Campbell, Andy Cottam, Tony Curtis, John Hardy, Mark Harrison, John Horsey, Kim Green, Paul Jones, Tim Joyce, Dom Sherrate, Frank Sumnall & Paul Wild.          


Venue: Lake of Menteith
Dates: 17th to 21st September (incl.)
Match date: Friday 20th September
Accommodation: Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen

The following will be representing AT Team England FF for the Autumn Loch-style Home International at the Lake of Menteith: Paul Angell (manager), Mark Miles (captain), Tony Baldwin, John Bowen, Martin Burgess, Phil Burgess, Lee Cartmail, David Eames, Martin Griffiths, Mike Laycock, Mike Lightfoot, Paddy Mounter, Paul Roach, Michael Walker & Jonathan Wood.

England Loch-style Teams 2019: England Loch-Style teams 2019

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2018 Bank Home International

Date: Wednesday 24th October

Venue: Chatton Trout Fishery

Hotel: The White Swan Hotel


  1. Scotland   107 placing points   23 fish    56.7cms longest fish   22960 fish points
  2. England   148 placing points   16 fish   59.0cms longest fish   16340 fish points
  3. Wales   193 placing points    9 fish   55.0cms longest fish    9360 fish points
  4. Ireland 195 placing points   12 fish   57.0cms longest fish   11980 fish points

Congratulations to Scotland on winning the 2018 Fly Fishing Bank International on Wednesday 24th.
Congrats to England’s Gareth Tilley on individual 1st place, and Mark Harrison on 2nd and to Ireland’s Connor Cunningham for 3rd place.
Finally congrats to Andrew Taylor for catching the biggest fish, 59cm.
Big thanks to all the stewards who gave up their time to make it happen, to the organisers, hotel staff and the team Chatton Trout Fishery and sponsors Hunt’s Original

Representing AT Team England FF were (L-R): Brian Lillie (reserve), Andy (George) Taylor, Alec Harvey, Ed Upton, Gareth Tilley, Mark Harrison, Lee Cartmail (captain), and Alan Jenkins (manager).

The team would like to express their gratitude to their sponsors – West Side Design, Grantz custom fishing clothing, Snowbee fishing tackle, and Craghoppers world travel clothing, with special thanks to Tom Hunt of Hunts Original Products and the Angling Trust.

Full Results: 43636111_750718715282258_4665825258014507008_n

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2019 National Rivers Final

Date: July 20/21 (Final Practice Date: 7th July)

Venue: River Dee. Llangollen & Maelor A.A

Admin Base: The Hand Hotel

Specifics on Session Timings will be posted once all finalists are confirmed.

Practice Day Tickets and Season Tickets Starting Jan 1st 2019, these can be now bought online here:


Beat A: “Llangollen”

(Upper Limit) Llangollen Top Pool downstream to Kings Bridge (Lower Limit) (*immediately upstream of Chainbridge Hotel)

Beat B: “Golf Course inc Sewage Works”

(Upper Limit) Fence post below Lingos Pool to Bottom of the Golf Course. (*Lower Limit) *Indicated by start of Woods

Beat C: “Ddol Isaf”

(Upper Limit) Start of Woods below Golf Course to Bottom of Ddol Isaf Stretch (*indicated by red post)

Beat D: “Country Park”

(Upper Limit) Double Bank from Road Bridge (upstream of Aquaduct) to the end of the Maelor AA water approximately two pools below Railway

The Hand Hotel have reserved 16 Twin Rooms & 4 Singles. These will need to be booked by qualifying Anglers no later than 1 month prior to the event (Final Qualifier expected to be early April so plenty of time)

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2019 Angling Trust Loch Style Team Championships

Draycote Water – Sat 15th – Sun 16th June 2019 

The competition is open to both AT member clubs/groups and non members from the UK and abroad. AT member clubs will receive priority access and a discounted entry fee. The all in entry fee includes fishing permits, boat hire and competition entry fee for 2 days. The 2 day event will take place on 15th & 16th June 2019 at Draycote Fishery with a maximum of 24 team places available offered on a first come first served basis.

Six anglers will form a team, each team will be split into two sub teams of three on both days.

A briefing will be held at Draycote on Day 1 and the presentation held at the fishery at the end of day 2.

The match will be fished to international rules and full catch, measure and release. Boats must return to the jetty in time for the end of each session where score cards will be submitted to organisers. The combined team length in cm over two days will determine the overall result and winning team.

The match will consist of three 3 hour sessions each day. During each session, one angler from each sub team of three will act as a boat steward for another team while the fishing pair will fish together in the same boat with a boat steward from another team. Every angler must act as a boat steward for one session each day, each angler will fish for 6 hours each day and act as a boat steward for 3 hours.

48 Boats for practice on Thursday 13th & Friday 14th June have been reserved at Draycote. Should you wish to book a boat please contact the fishing lodge to book your boats before Friday 7th June. Boats for practice must be paid for direct with the fishery and are not included in the competition entry fees. We may have to limit the number of boats available for practice to 2 per team. This is still to be confirmed however if the number of entries increase as we hope, then there will only be 48 boats available and this restriction would ensure each team has equal opportunity to practice.

Clubs/groups can join the Angling Trust from £60 per year join here

**Guaranteed Prize Pool**
£6,500 total

1st – £3,500
2nd – £1,500
3rd – £1,000
4th – £500

*subject to minimum of 15 teams entering, prize fund will increase with an additional cash prize in event the competition is fully sold out. This will be confirmed after the entry closing date.

Ticket Information

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2019
Minimum 15 teams of 6 anglers
Maximum 24 teams of 6 anglers

AT member clubs: £450 entry fee 10:00 on 12th November 2018
Non AT member clubs: £550 entry fee 10:00 on 14th January 2019
All in entry fee covers fishing permits, boat hire, admin costs and prize pot
Multiple teams from the same club or organisation may enter but ensure angler names are not duplicated in your other team

International rules apply and scored on full Catch, Measure & Release basis

Day 1
Session Times
Briefing: 08.00 held at Draycote
Session 1: 09.00-12.00
Session 2: 12.30-15.30
Session 3: 16.00-19.00

Day 2
Session Times
Session 1: 09.00-12.00
Session 2: 12.30-15.30
Session 3: 16.00-19.00

Presentation: 20.00-20.30 at Draycote Fishing Lodge

Entry closes at 23.59 on May 24th 2019

Before progressing with your booking please have to hand

  1. Angling Trust club membership number (if purchasing Members ticket)
  2. All team member names, dates of birth, email addresses, contact numbers, post codes & Rod Licence numbers

48 Boats for practice on Thursday 13th & Friday 14th June have been reserved at Draycote. Should you wish to book a boat please contact the fishing lodge to book your boats. Please note: boats for practice must be paid for direct with the fishery and are not included in the competition entry fee.

Tickets go on sale: 12th November 2018 at 10.00am

Details available here

See the Official Film of the 2018 event!

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2018 Elite Performance Programme Final Results

A full report will follow but for now here are the Final Results of this year’s AT TEFF Elite Performance Programme, run to select the twelve anglers who will represent AT Team England in the 2019 World and European Championships.

Full Results: AT TEFF Elite Performance Programme 2018 Results

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