2018 Rivers Home International, R.Ure, England

Country: ENGLAND

Venue: River Ure

Dates: 20th to 23rd June (incl.)

Match date: Friday 22nd June

Accommodation: The George Hotel, Piercebridge 

AT Team England FF will be represented by: Fred Bainbridge (captain), Jonathan Barnes, Mark Harrison, Del Spry, Gilliaum Vermeulen, Scott Nellins (reserve) & Jeremy Lucas (manager).

The best of luck to everyone taking part.

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2018 Loch-style Qualifiers – Results

 Sunday 22nd April – Bewl – Organiser: John Pearn – Results: 1st Sean Brooks 2nd Ian Whiteside 3rd Kim Green 4th Phil Thompson 5th John Pearn 6th David Franklin (through to National Final) 7th Rob Toptalo 8th Ray French* 9th= Robert Barden 9th= Paul Canning 11th Mike Heritage 12th Jim Letham (invited to Repechage)

*Unable to fish Draycote. Place at Repechage will be lost.

Full Results: bewl

Sunday 22nd April – Stocks – Organiser: Paul Page – Results: 1st Phil Burgess 2nd Sam Bailey 3rd Craig Barr 4th Geoff Thomas 5th Andy Axon 6th Matt Nuttall (through to National Final) 7th Andy Campbell 8th Ryan Feber 9th Ian Gaskell 10th Pete Scholes 11th Neil Hodgson 12th Lee Cartmail (invited to Repechage)

Full Results: Stocks Qualifier

Sunday 22nd April – Blagdon – Organiser: John Horsey – Results: 1st Alex Johnstone 2nd Martin Burgess 3rd Dave Johnstone 4th Paul Golding 5th Gary Morris 6th Andy Haskins 7th Dale Burgess 8th Lloyd Pallet 9th Tony Baldwin 10th Roger Truscott 11th Paul Jones 12th Paul Roach (through to National Final) 13th John Horsey* 14th Andrew Weeks 15th Graham Currie 16th John Braithwaite 17th Mark Withyman* 18th Peter Runnals 19th David Bromley 20th Julian Weddle 21st Tony George 22nd Vince Howley 23rd Malcom Hunt 24th Jeff Mason (invited to Repechage)

*Now qualified at Chew – place at Repechage will be lost

Full Results: blagdon

Sunday 29th April – Rutland – Organiser: Peter Hartley – Results: 1st Steve Smalley 2nd Tony Curtis 3rd Paul Runec 4th Norman Rushton 5th Pablo Mullings 6th Nick Dunn 7th Ed Smith 8th David Newing 9th Paul Wild 10th Stephen Peart 11th Mark McLeod 12th Graham Hayward 13th Lloyd Thompson 14th Mark Patten 15th Mark Rose 16th Phil Shaw-Brown 17th Ryan Feber 18th Charlie Abrahams 19th Mark Haycock 20th Ian Whiteside* (through to National Final) 21st Ian Donaldson** 22nd Frank Sumnall*** 23rd Edward Mitchell 24th Andy Axon**** 25th David Eames 26th Paul Haskey 27th Iain Barr 28th Martin Introna 29th Gareth Tilley 30th Paul Calvert 31st Bradley Gifford 32nd Ashley Davis 33rd William Rankin 34th Ron Gent 35th Kim Green***** 36th Robert Rudd 37th Eamon Mounter 38th Paul Tweddle 39th Sean Hanlon 40th Jamie Thomas (invited to Repechage)

*Already qualified at Bewl – his place at National will go to 21st angler at Rutland – Ian Donaldson

**Replaced a dual qualifier – place at Repechage will be lost

***Now qualified at Carsington – place at Repechage will be lost

****Already qualified at Stocks – place at Repechage will be lost

*****Already qualified at Bewl – place at Repechage will be lost

Sunday 13th May – Carsington – Organiser: Ian Colclough – Results: 1st Mark Harrison 2nd David Currie 3rd Michael Laycock 4th Frank Sumnall 5th Ben Fox 6th Nick Donald 7th John Henshall (through to National Final) 8th Lester Booth 9th Leigh Pond 10th Mick McLintic 11th Mike Dixon 12th Richard Hood 13th John Hood 14th Warren Langridge (invited to Repechage)

Full Results: carsington

Sunday 20th May – Chew – Organiser: John Horsey – Results: 1st John Horsey 2nd Mark Withyman 3rd Mark Miles 4th Matt Kingdon 5th Michael Walker 6th John Bowen 7th Tim Wellman 8th Andy Cottam (through to National Final) 9th Alan Williams 10th Gary Haskins 11th Jay Curry 12th John Braithwaite* 13th Malcom Hunt* 14th Keith Gollop 15th Andre Gysler 16th Jim Letham* (invited to Repechage)

*Already has Repechage place – this place will be lost

Sunday 27th May – Eyebrook – Organiser: Run by Fishery – Results: 1st Eric Caisley 2nd Bradley Gifford 3rd Paul Davison 4th Thomas Bird 5th Paul Haskey 6th Ben Race 7th Gareth Tilley 8th Mark Thomas 9th Jonathan Wood (through to National Final) 10th Eamonn Mounter 11th Lee Cartmail* 12th Bart Farmer 13th Richard Slater 14th Ian Gaskell* 15th Mick McLintic* 16th Ashley Davis* 17th Ron Gent* 18th Mark Tremaine-Coker (invited to Repechage)

*Already has Repechage place – this place will be lost

Friday 8th June – Blithfield – Organiser: Ian Colclough – Results: 1st Andy G Taylor 2nd Yousef Dar 3rd Simon Caddy 4th John Hardy 5th Mike Lightfoot 6th Dom Sheratte 7th Tim Joyce 8th Tom Gott 9th Tony Baldwin* 10th Mark Miles** 11th William Rankin (through to National Final) 12th Andrew Esplin 13th Jay Curry 14th Mark Withyman*** 15th Peter Crowe 16th Dermot Speight 17th Peter Hartley 18th Paul Davison**** (invited to Repechage)

*Already qualified at Blagdon

**Already qualified at Chew – qualifying place goes to William Rankin

***Already qualified at Chew – this place will be lost

****Already qualified at Eyebrook – this place will be lost

Full Results: blithfield

Sunday 17th June – Stocks – Organiser: Paul Page – Results: 1st Warren Langridge 2nd Andy Campbell 3rd Neil Hodgson 4th Lee Cartmail 5th Neil Heath 6th Paul Tweddle (through to National Final) 7th Martin Griffiths 8th John Braithwaite* 9th Graham Willis 10th Ian Gaskell* 11th Bob Fitzpatrick 12th Derek Moore (invited to Repechage)

*Already has Repechage place – this place will be lost

Full Results: 2018 Stocks 2 Qualifier Results 170618 2018 Stocks 2 Qualifier Results 170618

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2018 Loch-style Qualifiers

 

Entries for this year’s Qualifiers will open on 1st March at 8.00am. Entries will only be taken on-line and through the Angling Trust dedicated website – link below.

Significant changes have been made for 2018 and details can be found by clicking the Google Drive link below. This link will open a dedicated folder containing all the documents you will need to read.

The Angling Trust dedicated entry site is

https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/game

Access to all the documents is at

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-_OTMVlZjmeMHhzYzdSMXlvZlU

Any problems please only email the Qualifiers Organiser Ian Colclough on  flyfisher1@btinternet.com

You can now see all major competitions on the link below. It is possible for you to set up alerts to you home PC, laptop or mobile. This way you will know when dates are added or deleted. Comp results will be posted in the calendar for the loch-style events soon after the day they are fished.

This is the link – save it to your favorites.

https://teamup.com/ksnfwcahs2gmkhosry

Poster: Loch Style National Poster 2018 v2

 

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2018 5 Nations Championships, 13th-18th June

The 2018 5 Nations Championships took place from 13th-18th June in Puy-en-Velay, Haut-Loire, France. Three teams from France, three from Ireland, two from Scotland and one from England competed.

Programme

Wednesday 13th June: 1st captains’ meeting – Opening Dinner

Thursday 14th June: Practice Day 1 – Morning & Afternoon sessions – 2nd captains’ meeting

Friday 15th June: Practice Day 2 – Morning & Afternoon sessions

Saturday 16th June: Competition Day 1 – Morning & Afternoon sessions

Sunday 17th June: Competition Day 2 – Morning & Afternoon sessions – Prize & Gala Dinner

Monday 18th June: Breakfast

The competition was held on Lac Malaguet in Monlet, Lac Bouchet-Saint-Nicholas (both from drifting boats), Bouchat Ponds in Mazet-Saint-Voy, and the River Loire between Chadron and Goudet.

You will find more information on their Facebook page here

AT Team England FF was represented by Mark Withyman, Simon Kidd, Carl Nixon & Terry Phillips.

Mark Withyman

Carl Nixon

Simon Kidd

Terry Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best of luck to everyone involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Sessions


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competition Day One

England got off to a good start on the first day, finishing in 4th place behind the three French teams. Mark Withyman won his session on Lake Malaguet from the boats, with Carl Nixon coming 4th on Malaguet and 3rd on Lake Bouchet from the bank. The River Gazeille was a tougher proposition, though, with only Terry Phillips avoiding a blank here.

Competition Day Two

Good performances by Mark Withyman and Simon Kidd, who won their sessions on Lake Bouchet and Lake Malaguet, plus a 2nd place by Carl Nixon on Lake Bouchet, saw England go into the medals, to take 3rd place behind France Red in 1st and France Blue in 2nd.

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24th FIPS-Mouche European Fly Fishing Championship, Czech Republic, 6th-11th June 2018

The 2018 FIPS-Mouche European Fly Fishing Championships took place from the 6th-11th June in Vyšší Brod, Czech Republic, on the Vltava River and the Květonov reservoir near Kaplice.

Programme: 

6th June –  Arrival of Teams, Registration, Captains’ Meeting and Opening Ceremony

7th June – Official Practice Sessions 1 & 2

8th June – Competition Sessions 1 & 2

9th June – Competition Session 3

10th June – Competition Sessions 4 & 5

11th Sept – Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony & Closing Banquet

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

Team England FF was represented by Ben Bangham, Andrew Croucher, Mike Dixon, Harry Fox, Andy Cliffe, Steve Cullen and Martin Dixon (manager).

 

 

Ben Bangham

Andy Cliffe

Andy Croucher

Steve Cullen

Mike Dixon

Harry Fox (reserve)

Martin Dixon (manager)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day

Session 1: England made a good start and were lying in 5th place with 35 placing points. Andy Cliffe won his session on Lake Kvetonov (boat) with 34 fish, while Steve Cullen was 5th off the bank. On the Vltava River, Mike Dixon was 7th, Ben Bangham 10th and Andy Croucher 12th. France were in first place with 19 placing points, ahead of the Czech Republic on 26 points, Spain with 27 points, and the Czech Ladies with 33 points session-1-teams-after-session-1

Session 2: England’s good form on the boats continued with Steve Cullen scoring a 4th place with 15 fish, although Andy Croucher was one of four who failed to catch in the bank lake sector. On the river, Ben Bangham came 6th, Andy Cliffe came 11th and Mike Dixon 12th. This was a good session for the Czech Republic, who overtook France to move into first place with 44 placing points, with Spain 2nd on 48 points, France 3rd with 51 points, and the Czech Ladies 4th with 61 points. England dropped to 7th position with 85 points, behind Scotland on 81 points and Finland on 73 points session2-teams-after Individually, Finland’s Ville Ristolainen is leading with 4 points, ahead of the Czech Republic’s Pavel Chyba and Tomas Adam, both on 5 points, with the Czech Lady Marketa Prochazkova 4th on 6 points. Steve Cullen is currently in 11th place with 9 points session2-indivs-after-session

Second Day

Session 3: Ben Bangham came 5th on the lake bank sector with 4 fish, while Andy Croucher came 9th in the boat sector with 12 fish. On the river, Andy Cliffe came 7th, Mike Dixon 11th and Steve Cullen came 12th. England dropped a place to 8th with 128 points, just one point ahead of Slovakia and Ireland, and two points behind Italy. A bad session for the Czech Republic saw them drop to 3rd place with 82 points, with France returning to 1st place with 74 points, one point ahead of Spain in 2nd. The Czech Ladies are still 4th with 100 points session-3-teams-after-session Individually, Pavel Chyba of the Czech Republic is lying 1st on 6 points, ahead of Finland’s Ville Ristolainen, also on 6 points, with Tomas Adam of the Czech Republic 3rd with 8 points session-3-indivs-after-session

Final Day

Session 4: With one session to go, England put in some good performances on the lake with Ben Bangham coming 2nd on the boats with 13 fish, and Mike Dixon getting 3 off the bank to put him 8th. On the river, Andy Cliffe came 9th in his session, Steve Cullen 10th, and Andy Croucher 16th. England dropped to 10th place with 173 points, five behind Scotland and eight ahead of Ireland. France extended their lead with 88 points, with Spain 2nd with 98 points, the Czech Republic 4th with 103 points, and the Czech Ladies 4th with 141 points session-4-teams-after-session Individually, a win in the lake bank session saw the Czech Republic’s  Pavel Chyba retain his 1st place with 7 points, ahead of Spain’s Luis Alfonso and Daniel Martin, who are both on 12 points session-4-indivs-after-session

Final Session: Mike Dixon continued his good spell on the lake to finish 3rd with 7 fish in the boat session, while Andy Cliffe saved a blank on the bank. On the river, Ben Bangham came 6th (just missing out on 5th place by largest fish), with Andy Croucher 11th and  Steve Cullen 13th. Even so, England still dropped a place to finish 11th with 217 points, with Ireland 10th with 208 points, and Scotland 9th on 206. The top three team places saw a dramatic reversal with the Czech Republic the 2018 European Champions with 119 points, France 2nd with 132 points, Spain 3rd with 143 points, and the Czech Ladies an impressive 4th with 168 points session-5-teams-after-session Individually, Pavel Chyba of the Czech Republic held onto his lead to become the 2018 European Champion with three 1sts,  a 4th and a 5th, with France’s Sebastien Vidal and Jean-Benoit Angely 2nd and 3rd, and the Czech Republic’s Tomas Adam in 4th place. The top ladies were Marketa Prochazkova 10th, Tereza Rutova 11th, and Katerina Svagora 25th (all Czech Republic). England’s Ben Bangham put in a consistent performance to finish just out of the top ten at 12th session-5-indivs-after-session

Medal Ceremony

 

 

Andy Cliffe – Winner Sector 5 (lake – boat)

 

 

Wychwood links up with Team England Fly Fishing 

L-R: Martin Dixon (Manager), Harry Fox, Andrew Croucher, Steve Cullen, Ben Bangham, Mike Dixon & Andy Cliffe

Angling Trust has announced a new partnership with Wychwood that will see the tackle firm become Official Supplier to Team England Fly Fishing’s European Team.

The team is currently in the Czech Republic participating in the 24th FIPS-Mouche European Championships which will be held between the 6th – 11th June. The Milton Keynes based brand Wychwood will be supporting the team with a variety of clothing and accessories.  

Pat MacInnes, marketing manager for  Wychwood said; “As part of its ongoing growth the brand is working with Angling Trust, angling’s national governing body that organizes and runs the system of teams that represent England at international level. We’re immensely proud to be involved with Team England and with one of our own staff on the team – Steve Cullen, brand manager for Wychwood – we are wishing the boys huge success on this world stage.”

Ben Thompson, Senior Competitions & Performance Manager for Angling Trust said; “We are delighted to be working alongside Wychwood. The team at Wychwood have a vast amount of experience in producing high quality tackle and clothing, their support as Official Supplier to Team England Fly Fishing European squad for 2018 is a sign of their commitment to promoting and supporting Team England and competitive fly fishing at the highest level. Both the Angling Trust and the team members are very grateful for their support and we wish the team the very best of luck in the forthcoming championship.”

The team’s progress can be followed as the competition unfolds at https://www.facebook.com/anglingtrustcompetitions/

 

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Angling Trust launches new Loch-Style Team Championship fly fishing competition

UPDATE: Only 5 places left in our new Loch Style Team Championship competition at Eyebrook Trout Fishery

Closing date for entries is midnight on 10th June so not long left to book your ticket and be in with a chance of winning top cash prize of £4,000!
There is a guaranteed minimum pay out of £6,500 in total spread between the top 3 teams and product packs for 4th – 6th placed teams from competition sponsors Scientific Anglers. The 2 day competition will be broadcast on BT Sport and you can book your ticket via the link below

Unique format and structure, something totally new in Loch Style team fishing, a televised major fly fishing competition and a big cash pay out. Hopefully the start of something that will grow year on year!

www.anglingtrust.net/lochstyleteamchampionship

The Angling Trust has teamed up with Scientific Anglers to introduce a new loch style fly fishing competition with an exciting new format and big prize fund.

The two-day competition will be for teams of six anglers and be held at Draycote Water  and Eyebrook Fishery on the 30th June and 1st July 2018. Based on a sell out of 30 teams, the prize pot will reach a whopping £8,500 and Scientific Anglers will provide prizes from their range of products.

The competition will be open to both Angling Trust and non-Angling Trust member clubs or match groups from the UK and abroad.

The competition will be fished to international rules and scored on a full catch, measure and release basis. Each angler will fish both Draycote and Eyebrook over the course of the event and the combined team length in centimetres over the two days will determine the overall result and winning team.

Entry fees are all inclusive and cover fishing permits and boat hire for two days, the cost of entering for Angling Trust member clubs is just £450, equivalent to £75 per person while non member clubs entry fee is £500. Individual membership is not a requirement to compete. In addition to the discounted entry fee, Angling Trust member clubs will also receive priority access to tickets. Angling Trust Club/Match Group membership starts at £60 and clubs can find more information on the Angling Trust website.

Entry to the competition for Angling Trust member clubs opens on 5th February 2018 and non members can enter from 5th March 2018, with the closing date on Sunday 10th June 2018. Entries for the competition will be via the Trust’s online booking system.

Ben Thompson, Angling Trust’s Senior Competitions Manager, said: “We want to actively promote and encourage team fly fishing but we understand it can be expensive when travel, accommodation, practice and entry fees are factored in. We have structured this new competition in such a way that it minimises those costs for competitors because there are no heats or qualifiers and teams go straight into a big money match.

“The format of the competition will enable anglers to fish in the same boat as their team mates but the use of boat stewards will allow us to regulate the match and protect the integrity of the competition which will ensure a fair and even playing field for all competitors.”

The Loch Style Team Championship is the first phase of the Angling Trust’s plan to create more competitive opportunities for grassroots game anglers. The Trust is also piloting a new approach to entry to its competitions by offering priority access and discounted entry to members while opening events to non Angling Trust members in an effort to increase participation.

More details: www.anglingtrust.net/lochstyleteamchampionship

Bookings at www.anglingtrustevents.net

Poster: Loch Style Team Champs poster v4.3

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2018 Spring Loch Style Home International, Lough Mask

Country: IRELAND

Venue: Lough Mask

Dates: 8th to 12th May (incl.)

Match date: Friday 11th May

Accommodation: Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar 

Results

  1. Ireland 45 fish 1552.3 cms 2469 pts
  2. Wales 25 fish 905.8 cms 1415 pts
  3. England 23 fish 805.3 cms 1273 pts
  4. Scotland 20 fish 681.2 cms 1090 pts

Best Basket: Dave Egan (Ireland) 8 fish 273.2cms 438 pts

Biggest Fish: Andy Dunn (Scotland) 51.2 cms

Full Results: iffa2018spring

AT Team England FF were represented by: Stephen Peart (manager), Ron Gent (captain), Charlie Abrahams, Sam Bailey, Iain Barr, David Bromley, Martin Burgess, Martin Introna, Tim Joyce, Mark Mathieson, Mark Thomas, Phil Thompson, Robert Toptalo, Graham Willis & Mark Withyman

Congratulations to Ireland on their convincing victory.

 

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AT TEFF National Bank Championships 2017/18

National Final – Chatton fishery – Sunday 6th May 2018

Results

National Champion: Gareth Tilley – 8 fish – 5 pegs – 13 pts

AT TEFF Bank Team Manager Alan Jenkins with 2017/18 National Bank Champion Gareth Tilley

2. Andy Taylor – 8 fish – 4 pegs – 12 pts

3. Alec Harvey – 8 fish – 4 pegs – 12 pts

4. Ed Upton – 7 fish – 5 pegs – 12 pts

5. Lee Cartmail – 7 fish – 4 fish – 11 pts

6. Mark Harrison – 7 fish – 4 fish – 11 pts

7. Brian Lillie – 7 fish – 3 fish – 10 pts

 

Full Results: 2018 Bank National Final Results 2018 Bank National Final Results

Brilliant day at Chatton Trout Fishery today for the AT Team England Fly Fishing Bank National Final. 105 fish caught between 24 anglers in challenging conditions giving a rod average just shy of 4.4 fish per angler. Congratulations to Gareth Tilley on becoming National Champion 2017/18. The England Squad for the Bank International in October at Chatton Trout Fishery is: 1. Gareth Tilley, 2. Edward Upton, 3. Andrew Taylor, 4. Alec Harvey, 5. Lee Cartmail, 6. Mark Harrison 7. Brian Lillie (reserve), Manager Alan Jenkins. Congrats to everyone for reaching the final and a huge thank you to event organiser Alan Jenkins and to all the controllers who gave up their day to support the event. Finally a massive thanks to the excellent team at Chatton Trout Fishery for their amazing hospitality, a fabulous fishery and always well looked after!

L-R Brian Lillie, Andy Taylor, Alec Harvey, Ed Upton, Gareth Tilley, Mark Harrison, Lee Cartmail & AT TEFF Bank Team Manager Alan Jenkins

This competition consists of 3 stages:

  1. Local Qualifiers (4 North, 4 South)
  2. Regional Eliminators (1 North, 1 South)
  3. National Final

1. Qualifiers

8 qualifying events will be held around the country between June and November. Note: Entries for qualifiers will close on the Wednesday prior to the qualifier being fished. A maximum of 24 rods are available of each event. The top 6 anglers from each qualifier will progress to either a Northern or a Southern Regional Eliminator, depending on the venue from which they qualified. Entry fee is £15 per event, there are no restrictions on the number of events you can enter. Fishing fees are additional to your entry fee and are payable on the day of the event. Entries for the next qualifier will be opened the day after the previous qualifier.

Each stage of the competition will be fished to FIPS Mouche rules.

Details: ATTEFF BANK HEATS FARMOOR 2017

Enter via the Angling Trust Game Fishing Events website page here >>

North

Press Manor – Sunday 4th June 2017Results: 1. Rob Frame 2. Peter Davison 3. Colin Harris 4. Tim Gilchrist 5. Lee Cartmail 6. Jim Tuck (top 6 qualify)

Chatton – Sunday 9th July 2017 Results: 1. Gareth Tilley 2. Carl Nixon 3. Alec Harvey 4. Trevor Wadds 5. Craig Crompton 6. Rob Sharpe (top 6 qualify)

[Sharpley – Sunday 10th September 2017 – CANCELLED]

Knitsley Mill – Sunday 15th October 2017 Results: 1. David Neilson 2. Chris Micallef 3. Aaron Copeland 4. Conor Metcalf 5. Lee Wilkinson 6. Jack Hardy (Fish caught: 61 – rod av: 4.6 – Top 6 qualify)

Sharpley – Sunday 3rd December 2017 Results: 1. Steve Greathead 2. Andrew Taylor 3. Simon Lee 4. Ben Race 5. Iain Scott 6. James Stephenson (top 6 qualify)

South

Innis – Sunday 9th July 2017 Results: 1. Jed Stone 2. John Huckings 3. Paul Jones 4. Steve Wiggins 5. Alex Johnstone 6. Dave Johns (top 6 qualify)

Ellerdine – Sunday 12th November 2017 – Results: 1. Mark Harrison 2. Ollie Jenkinson 3. Graham Kennerley 4. Anthony Meadows 5. Ed Upton 6. Jimmy Edwards (top 6 qualify)

Rib Valley – Sunday 3rd December 2017 – Results: 1. Paul Heskey 2. Ed Foster 3. Bill McIllroy 4. Lee Bartlett 5. Ian Watts 6. Sean Brooks (top 6 qualify) 

Blackdyke – Sunday 28th January 2018 – Results: 1. Craig Barr 2. Brian Lillie 3. Dave Franklin 4. Richard Lindsey 5. Tom Finney 6. Jonathan Fromant (top 6 qualify)

Please note Tom Finney caught 8 fish during the match however his first 5 fish were disqualified after an official inspected his fly and found the barb was not fully crushed down. In line with AT TEFF rules, fish caught prior to and during the session where the official inspected the fly, were removed from Tom’s score card which reduced Tom’s overall catch of 8 fish to 3 fish which were caught in the afternoon. The local organiser reported the infringement to AT TEFF, the incident was reviewed by the AT TEFF executive and a final decision made. Tom’s score minus the disqualified fish was still sufficient for him to take 5th place, and to qualify from the heat and progress to the South Regional Eliminator.

 

2. Regional Eliminators

Northern: Thrunton Long Crag, Northumberland – Sunday 11th March 2018

Results: 1. Conor Metcalf 2. Gareth Tilley 3. Andrew Taylor 4. Lee Cartmail 5. Peter Davison 6. David Neilson 7. Rob Sharpe 8. Rob Frame 9. Alec Harvey 10. Tracey Tuck 11. Trevor Wadds 12. Lee Wilkinson (top 12 qualify)

Southern: Elinor Trout Fishery, Kettering – Sunday 18th March 2018

Results: 1. Craig Barr 2. Tom Finney 3. Ian Watts 4. Jed Stone 5. Mark Harrison 6. Steve Wiggins 7. David Perks 8. Ed Foster 9. Ollie Jenkinson 10. Brian Lillie 11. Dave Johns 12. Anthony Meadows (top 12 qualify) Reserves: Mick Loy & Alex Johnstone

Alan Jenkins reports: 117 Fish Caught, for a Rod Average of 5.08. Congratulations to all the qualifiers and all competitors who fished in near-Arctic conditions, and special thanks to the controllers for their efforts recording fish caught and checking flies, and especially their good humour considering the conditions.

Entry fee to a Regional Eliminator is £15, with the top 12 placed anglers from each of the Regional Eliminators invited to fish in the National Final.

 

3. National Final

The AT TEFF National Final will be held at Chatton fishery on Sunday 6th May 2018. Entry fee is £15. 24 anglers will compete for the title of National Bank Champion and a place in the 2018 England Bank team.

Please note: To compete in the Bank National Final you must be a valid member of the Angling Trust. You can join here >>

National Final Rules: ATTEFF FINAL RULES

The Bank National co-ordinator is Jim Tuck. You can contact Jim Tuck with any queries on 07985232437.

 

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2018 Rivers National Qualifiers

2017-2018 River Qualifiers Entries & Results spreadsheet: 2017-2018 Rivers Qualifiers Entries Results (g)

November 2017

Sunday 5th November – South East FF Federation – Lower Itchen fishery (Official Practice: Saturday 4th November) – Organiser: Tony Fox – Results: 1. Mike Heritage 2. Andrew Green 3. Jay Curry 4. Baz Reece 5. Andy Ford 6. Tony Fox – Full Results: Lower Itchen results 2017

January 2018

Saturday 27th January – River Dee, Llangollen/Maelor AA Waters – Qualifier Cancelled. Date now Saturday 21st July (see below). Preference given to 27/1/18 Entrants. Fished to a minimum 20cm size limit with fishing for grayling & trout in season – HQ: Hand Hotel, Llangollen – Organiser: Carl Nixon, Northern Federation – Entry Form and Risk Assessment 27-01-18 00538 (PP)

February 2018

Saturday 3rd February – River Test, Wherwell – Organiser: Andrew Croucher – Results: 1. Adam Sinclair 2. Alex Adams 3. Andrew Green 4. Andy Ford 5. Cameron Craigs 6. Andy Deacon – Full Results: Wherwell Results 3rd Feb 2018

Saturday 17th February – River Dee, Llangollen/Maelor AA Waters – Organiser: Carl Nixon, Northern Federation – Results: 1. Mark Withyman 2. Kevin Moran 3. Peter Scholes 4. Tom Hunt 5. Paul Runec 6. Tom Speak – Full Results: Qualifier 17.02.18 

April 2018

Sunday 8th April – River Ure, Wensley – Bolton Castle Estate waters – Organiser: Paul Page – Results: 1. Jonathan Barnes 2. Mark Tyndall 3. Ashley Cook 4. Keith McAdam 5. Fred Bainbridge 6. Del Spry – Full Results: 2018 Score Card (River Ure) Results Summary

Friday 20th April – River Eden – R. Eden, Sandford – from Far Bank End upstream via Black Syke Bridge to Warcop (Appleby AA water) – Organiser: Jeremy Lucas ­– STOP PRESS: Qualifier Cancelled. Due to insufficient applications by the closing date for entries, the Eden qualifier has been cancelled. Please note that the National Rivers Final will still go ahead on the Eden, as scheduled.

July 2018

Saturday 21st July – River Dee, Llangollen/Maelor AA Waters (rearranged qualifier) – Fished to a minimum 20cm size limit with fishing for grayling & trout in season – HQ: Hand Hotel, Llangollen – Organiser: Carl Nixon, Northern Federation – Entry Forms & £30 Cheques payable to FYFF to reach Carl Nixon at MatchmanFlies@gmail.com before July 15th. Limited to 24 anglers. Entry Form, Rules & Risk Assessment: 2018 River Dee 210718 Entry & RA (Beat Map with beat limits to follow).

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2018 Rivers National

We have been very fortunate to have been offered the Appleby Angling Association waters of the River Eden to hold a Qualifier and the National Final for 2018. It is our hope that we can use these waters for many years ahead, with Elite Performance Programme (EPP) sessions, Qualifiers and National Finals, and the possibility of the IFFA Rivers International in 2022. Rivers with such potential are extremely difficult to find in England, and to retain these, long term, has proved historically challenging. The experience we have in 2018 is crucial to keeping the Eden as one of our AT TEFF waters. The populations of trout and grayling are entirely wild.

Dates have been set as follows:

Qualifier: Friday, 20th April – R. Eden, Sandford – from Black Syke Bridge upstream to Warcop (trout only; from 12 to 20 competitors) STOP PRESS: Qualifier Cancelled. Due to insufficient applications by the closing date for entries, the Eden qualifier has been cancelled. Please note that the National Rivers Final will still go ahead on the Eden, as scheduled.

England River National Final: Thursday-Friday, 27th-28th September – R. Eden, Sandford – from Black Syke Bridge upstream to Warcop, plus Holme Farm/Crackenthorpe – from Colby Laithes (confluence of Hoff Beck with the Eden) upstream to Holme Farm Bridge  (32 competitors)

In both these events (and in any practice days), IFFA rules will apply. Additionally, there will be a strictly enforced rule to preclude the use of the ‘bung’. Any form of foam or cork bodied indicator fly will not be allowed. Dry flies used in methods such as trio and duo, should be flies that can reasonably be expected to take a fish. Also, ‘shuffling’ is to be completely avoided. There are species of upwing fly in the Eden which are now nationally rare. Appleby Angling members will be observing from time to time, while AT TEFF organisers will also be present. We have to be seen to be fishing this river in an environmentally responsible way.

Details of practice day tickets and a map of the AAA waters will be published in due course.

Jeremy Lucas, Rivers Team Manager

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