2019-2020 & 2021-2022 Rivers Qualifiers

As announced in March last year, the results of the Lower Itchen qualifier (November 2019) and the Wherwell, R. Test qualifier (February 2020) will both stand, with qualifying competitors fishing the Rivers National Final next year in 2022.

In addition, there will be new series of River Qualifiers, with qualifying competitors also taking part in the 2022 Rivers National next year.

For any queries regarding the AT TEFF Rivers Qualifiers please contact the coordinator Peter Scholes – 07523 121 494.

Matches will be fished to full international rules and AT TEFF River Qualifier scoring system. Measure, Catch & Release basis. Only in season fish 20cm and above will be eligible for measuring / scoring / awarding fish points.

Entrants will be split into 2 groups:

  • Morning group fishing am & controlling pm.
  • Afternoon group fishing pm & controlling am.

The Qualifiers kick off on the Lower Itchen in October 2021, details below:

October 2021

Sunday 10th October – South East FF Federation – Lower Itchen fishery (Official Practice: Saturday 9th October) – Organiser: Tony Fox – Entry via the Angling Trust website here>> – Note: Anyone who wishes to practise for this event on days before our Official Practice Day on Saturday 9th October should know that the grayling fishing does not officially start on the Lower Itchen until 8th October. Practice Tickets £37 – You can book practise tickets by contacting the Lower Itchen Fishery by email: info@itchen-fishing.net, tel/fax: 02380 814389 or mobile: 07885 175540. Mention that you’re practising for the SEFFF Qualifier, and you’ll get the SEFFF discounted rate of £37 – Entry Fee: £27.50 – Fishing Fee: £21 payable on the morning directly to the organiser – Min Entries: 12 – Max Entries: 26 – Briefing bu 07.15-0.7.40am – Briefing Letter:

November 2021

Sunday 28th November – River Wear

January 2022

Sunday 23rd January –  River Avon

February 2022

Sunday 20th February – River Dee

March 2022

Sunday 27th March – River Dee

April 2022

Sunday 10th April  – River Ure

Final – tbc

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2022 Loch-style Qualifiers

The venues and dates for these qualifiers are now available – please click the link ‘Match Calendar’ on the right side of this screen.

The AT TEFF Executive has worked hard to minimise entry costs to anglers and will be reducing entry fees to just £27.50. We are also working hard to negotiate favourable prices with all the fisheries.

If you have any questions relating to these qualifiers please contact me by email.
Ian ian.colclough@gmail.com AT TEFF

April 2022

Friday 15th April – AT TEFF Loch-style Qualifier, Grafham
Sunday 24th April – AT TEFF Loch-style Qualifier, Blagdon

May 2022

Sunday 8th May – AT TEFF Loch-style Qualifier, Carsington
Sunday 15th May – AT TEFF Loch-style Qualifier, Bewl
Sunday 15th May – AT TEFF Loch-style Qualifier, Draycote
Sunday 22nd May – AT TEFF Loch-style Qualifier, Rutland

June 2022

Friday 3rd June – AT TEFF Loch-style Qualifier, Blithfield
Sunday 19th June – AT TEFF Loch-style Qualifier, Chew

July 2022

Saturday 9th July – AT TEFF Official Loch-style Repechage Practice, Draycote
Saturday 10th July – AT TEFF Loch-style Repechage, Draycote

September 2022

Thursday 8th – Friday 9th September – AT TEFF Official Loch-style National Practice, Draycote
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th September – AT TEFF Loch-style National, Draycote

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AT TEFF Executive Memo – Policy & Financial Budgeting

Angling Trust CEO Jamie Cook added:

“The Angling Trust are committed to enhancing our support of Team England in all disciplines and delivering success in the form of medals. As a not for profit organisation we commit to re-investing revenues generated from TEFF events directly into the England fly fishing teams – as an amateur sport who do not receive elite UK Sport funding by making this commitment we can reduce the burden on anglers self-funding their own participation and aspire to ensure that cost is never a barrier to participation at the highest level. I hope this will provide confidence and transparency to our members that the money they put in to Team England Fly Fishing is going directly to support the teams’ success.”

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AT TEFF Stillwater Championship – National Final update

After discussions today with the fishery a decision has been made not to use Chigborough for the National Final.

We will be returning to Chigborough for a heat in the winter for the 2021/2022 season. 

The National final will be fished at Elinor on Sunday 24th October 2021.

Book tickets on the Angling Trust website here>>

Organiser: Lee Cartmail

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40th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship, Finland – Results

Session 1

AT TEFF England ended the first session 10th out of 13 teams, with Terry Phillips coming 5th on the lower Kitkajoki, Scott Nellins 7th on the Kuusinki, and Davey Parker 10th on the upper Kitkajoki. On the lakes, Howard Croston saved a blank on Koverrusjarvi to come 7th, while Harry Fox was one of five competitors to end up fishless on Kylmaluoma. Finland are currently leading the team rankings with 16 placing points, ahead of Italy on 20 and France on 23.

Session 2

After a better performance in Session 2 AT TEFF England moved up to 5th place overall, thanks to a 1st place by Howard Croston with 31 fish on the Kuusinki river, and a 2nd by Harry Fox on the lower Kitkajoki. Terry Phillips scored an 8th place on the upper Kitkajoki, while on the lakes Scott Nellins landed 2 fish for 5th place on Kylmaluoma, with Davey Parker one of 8 competitors to blank on Koverrusjarvi. Individually, Valdimir Linda of Slovakia, Pierre Kuntz of France and Mikki Rasanen of Finland are the top three, all with 3 points, while Howard Croston is currently 9th.

Session 3

Harry Fox followed his 2nd on the lower Kitkajoki in the previous session with another 2nd on the upper Kitkajoki with 24 fish. Davey Parker came 7th on the Kuusinki river, while Terry Phillips saved a blank on the Koverrusjarvi lake to also finish 7th. Scott Nellins came 13th on the lower Kitkajoki river, while Howard Croston was one of 11 blanks on the Kylmaluona lake where only 2 competitors caught one fish each, concerning as there are still two sessions to go. AT TEFF England are currently in 7th place, with Finland, France and Slovakia still in the top three places. Heikki Kurtti of Finland currently leads the Individual rankings with 5 points, followed by Pierre Kuntz, France, on 8, and Pablo Castro, Spain, and Kristian Sveda, Slovakia on 9 points. However, anyone who has already fished both lake sectors and avoided a blank, like Sebastien Delcor of France, must be in a strong position.

Session 4

AT TEFF England held on to 7th place overall, with Terry Phillips getting a 6th place on the Kuusinki river, Howard Croston 8th on the lower Kitkajoki, and Scott Nellins 13th on the upper Kitkajoki. On the lake sectors, Harry Fox was one of the 7 competitors who failed to catch on the Koverrusjarvi, while despite an improvement in returns on lake Kylmaluoma, with 8 competitors scoring, Davey Parker was one of the 5 who failed to catch. Finland have consolidated their position in 1st place, 23 points ahead of France in 2nd, while Spain have overtaken Italy and Slovakia to move into 3rd. Individually, Heikki Kurtti of Finland retained his lead with 7 points, 3 points ahead of Jari Heikkinen of Finland and Pablo Castro of Spain.

Final Session

A good performance by the Czech Republic in the final session saw them overtake AT TEFF England to leave England in 8th place. Harry Fox continued his good run on the river sectors to score a 3rd place on the Kuusinki with 21 fish, while Howard Croston was 7th on the upper Kitkajoki, and Dave Parker 12th= on the lower Kitkajoki. On the lake sectors Scott Nellins landed 2 fish on the Koverrusjarvi to come 6th, while Terry Phillips was one of 7 anglers to blank on the Kylmaluoma. With 4 of their team members in the top 5, Finland were the top team by a convincing margin, with 80 points, ahead of France on 127 points, and Spain with 141 points. Heikki Kurtti of Finland took the top Individual spot, with 8 placing points, with Jari Heikkinen of Finland 2nd with 13 points, and David Arcay of Spain 3rd with 15 points, ahead of Santeri Kinnunen of Finland, also on 15 points. Harry Fox was England’s top performer, finishing 22nd, with Howard Croston 28th, and Terry Phillips 31st.

The AT TEFF England World team is sponsored by Envirofil Ltd – Contamination Control

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40th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship, Finland – Draw: Groups & Captains’ Meeting

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40th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship, Finland

The 40th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship will be held in the Kuusamo and Taivalkoski regions, Finland from August 12th to 16th, 2021.

The Championship will be held over 5 sessions fished at 5 venues; rivers Kitkajoki and Kuusinkijoki, as well as lakes Kylmäluoma and Koverrusjärvi. Following the easing of COVID-related travel restrictions, the AT TEFF World squad will be flying out to Finland before the Championship for venue practices and tactical development.

The squad will be led by the 2019 World Champion Howard Croston as Captain and Manager with team members Harry Fox, Scott Nellins, Davey Parker and Terry Phillips.

This will be Howard’s 12th World cap, while the rest of the team also has numerous World team and European team caps between them. Finland has been a challenge for both Team and Individuals in the past.

World Team Captain and Manager Howard Croston said: – “The team has been carefully selected to deliver the best chance of success in Finland, with a combination of new talent but also a heavy bias towards experience. There are a number of unknowns in this championship, including the use of whitefish lakes that we have little experience in fishing; however, an early practice has already been completed on the venues by an advance practice squad that has given us a good base to work on in the run-up to the event.”

The AT TEFF England World team is sponsored by Envirofil Ltd – Contamination Control

COMPETING TEAMS

Belgium – Czech Republic – England – Finland – France – Hungary – Italy – Lithuania Montenegro – Poland – Slovak Republic – Spain – Sweden

PROGRAMME

Day 1 – Thursday 12th August
12:00 Antigen test before registration
14:00 – 16:00 Arrival of teams & registration
17:30 – 19:30 Captains’ Meeting & Draw
20:00 – 22:00 Opening Ceremony & Dinner

Day 2 – Friday 13th August
5:30 -> Breakfast
7:00-8:00 Buses to Sectors
9:00 – 12:00 Session 1
13:00 -> Bus Transfer, Lunch in Bus
16:00 – 19:00 Session 2
20:00 -> Dinner

Day 3 – Saturday 14th August
5:30 -> Breakfast
7:00-8:00 Buses to Sectors
9:00 – 12:00 Session 3
13:00 -> Bus Transfer, Lunch in Bus
16:00 – 19:00 Session 4
20:00 -> Dinner

Day 4 – Sunday 15th August
5:30 -> Breakfast
7:00-8:00 Buses to Sectors
9:00 – 12:00 Session 5
13:00 -> Buses to Hotel
13:30 -> Lunch
16:00 – 19:00 Prize Giving, Closing Ceremony
19:00 -> Dinner, Closing Banquet

SECTORS

Sector 1 – KITKAJOKI UPPER RIVER, KUUSAMO
Eligible Species Grayling (Thymallus Thymallus) 25cm and White fish (Coregonus lavaretus) 20cm. Bank fishing, wading allowed.

Sector 2 – KOVERRUSJÄRVI LAKE, KUUSAMO
Eligible Species White fish ( Coregonus lavaretus ) 20cm and Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) 25cm. Fishing from drifting boat.

Sector 3 – KUUSINKIJOKI RIVER, KUUSAMO
Eligible Species Grayling (Thymallus Thymallus) 25cm and White fish (Coregonus lavaretus) 20cm. Bank fishing, wading allowed.

Sector 4 – KYLMÄLUOMA LAKE, TAIVALKOSKI
Eligible Species White Fish (Coregonus lavaretus) 20cm and Brown trout (Salmo trutta) 20cm and Rainbow trout (Oncorhyncus Mykis) 20cm and Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) 25cm. Fishing from drifting boat.

Sector 5 – KITKAJOKI LOWER RIVER, KUUSAMO
Eligible Species Grayling (Thymallus Thymallus) 25cm and White fish (Coregonus lavaretus) 20cm. Bank fishing, wading allowed.

For more information go to the competition website here>>

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2022 Loch Style Team Championships – 25th & 26th June….Save the date!

The Angling Trust is delighted to announce the 4th edition of this fantastic competition will be held on the 25th & 26th June 2022 at Draycote Water.
Tickets will go on sale in the spring of 2022, but get the dates in the diary. Further information will be published on their Facebook page and www.anglingtrust.net/at-loch-style-team-championships

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2021 AT Loch-style Team Championships – Day 2

Day two, the guys are off for the first session of the day, wind has died slightly and it’s not too bright. Looking forward to seeing the catch results at noon.

Out on the water for a boat check, looking like a good start to the day, passing several boats who’ve had half a dozen fish, we watched Renegades & England Ladies into fish, safely landed.

Cracking first session to today’s AT Loch-style Team Championships, 56 fish being boated. This is more than double yesterday’s first session. Draycote showing great mid-summer form.

Well well, we’ve real drama going into the final session of the day here at Draycote. It’s all to fish for in this year’s Angling Trust Loch-style Team Championships.
The anticipation at the jetty was palpable, with boats lining up at the boundary of the staging area for the sounding of the final hooter.
With only five fish separating the top three and the same for forth and fifth, and they’re off.
Good luck guys, may you find productive drifts.

We’re in the last hour of this year’s AT Loch-style, very shortly after 19:15 we’ll know who the winning team are. This is what it’s all about, who will be taking this wonderful Trophy home?
We’re counting the minutes down…

Angling Trust Loch Style Team Championship 2021, results.
All the boats back, result cards in and competing anglers fed, with thanks to Ifor Jones Fishery Management at Draycote.
Congratulations to the winning team, Fly Boys landed 69 fish for 3021cm. Netting them both this year’s Trophy and £1,200.
Congratulations to our runners up too, landing 59 fish for 2589cm and picked up £700.

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2021 AT Loch-style Team Championships – Day 1

Provisional results from Day 1 of the Loch-style Team Championship at Draycote Water.
Overcast and a little cooler than of late and the stiff breeze presented a number of challenges but the fishing improved as the day went on…
1st session produced 20 fish, 2nd session 35 and 41 fish landed in the final session of the day, 96 fish in total and a 3.2 rod average.
Great performance by the Renegades today, it’s still all to play for and best of luck to everyone fishing tomorrow
Tight lines

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