Stephen Peart stands down as Loch-style Team Manager

AT TEFF has been informed by Stephen that he has stood down from his volunteer role as manager of one of the loch-style teams.

His track record was second to none, as he managed the team on six occasions, gaining gold medals at Lough Owel in 2014, Menteith in 2017, and Grafham in 2019. He was also involved in organising the recent Pro/Am events at Chew and Draycote, raising over £1200 to go towards team funds.

I’m sure you will join us in thanking Stephen for his dedication to our sport over the years he has been involved, not only as manager but also as a volunteer of many years. He will be sorely missed. We wish him well for the future, and hopefully we shall see him again around the loch-style competition scene in future years…

On behalf of Angling Trust Team England Fly Fishing Thank You!

Ian Colclough
Acting Secretary AT TEFF

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Bank National Championship Update

The Covid Pandemic has disrupted the normal timetable and progression of events that lead to the identification of a Team to represent England in Bank Internationals. As a consequence, the recent Bank National Final has produced an England Team for October 2022 from Qualifiers etc. that started back in 2019.

The usual timetable and progression of events is for:

Qualifiers to be held November – March.

Semis to be held April.  

Final to be held in May, for the winners to represent England in October that year.

To restore this timetable, the 2022 Bank National Championship will start with Qualifiers in November 2022 leading to a final in May 2023. This will result in the Team to represent England in the 2023 Bank International to be hosted by England.

To support the Bank International Team, we are considering to take the opportunity during January – April 2022 to organise Cash Prized Bank Fundraising events, with the proceeds being ringfenced for the benefit of Bank International Team Members. This is still work in progress and the details will be posted by the Executive when confirmed.

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5NFFC/EPP Team Selection Update

After reviewing the progress of the proposed 2021 5N League, the selection of individuals to form future England 5N Teams will be incorporated into the Elite Performance Programme (EPP).

The impact of COVID restrictions has inevitably disrupted the normal timetables for selection and representation of World and European teams. We now need to bring these back in synch and incorporate the 5NFFC team selection.

For 2022 Teams:

World – selected from recent 2021 EPP

European – carried over from 2019 EPP selection

5NFFC – selection options being considered by ATTEFF exec

For 2023 Teams:

World – to be selected from 2022 EPP

European – selected from the recent 2021 EPP

5NFFC – 1 or 2 teams to be selected from 2022 EPP

For 2024, all team selections will be made from the 2023 EPP.

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New Winter Fly Fishing Competition – AT Brumal Loch-style match, Farmoor

The Angling Trust reports: The Angling Trust brings you a unique opportunity to keep participating in loch-style competition during the winter. Thames Water’s Farmoor Reservoir Fishery has been selected as the host for our end of year loch-style match on Saturday 4th December, and the venue is the ideal for winter fly fishing. Farmoor has hosted many highly-respected competitions in December and January. The AT Brumal Loch-style match is a follow-on from the 2020 Loch Style Autumn Series, with the competition being hosted in the winter this year.

The competition will be fished from drifting boats from 9am until 3pm to international rules and full catch & release, using barbless or de-barbed hooks.

Entry is through the Angling Trust booking system only and is open to anglers aged 16 and over.

The entry fee for the match is £50.00, which covers the entry fee, boat fee & fishing permits. There will be cash prizes first to fourth placed anglers with the amount subject to the number of entries. First place will also receive a book of boat fishing tokens worth £100 courtesy of Thames Water.

To find out more & to book your ticket visit: https://anglingtrust.net/competitions/at-brumal-loch-style-2021-farmoor-reservoir-4th-december/ 

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A Huge ‘Thank You’ to Lee Cartmail

The AT TEFF Executive would like to thank Lee Cartmail for his dedicated service as a volunteer. Lee began organising the Bank Qualifiers back in 2018/19, and also introduced a series of fundraising events to help support the team financially. I’m sure that all those that knew Lee will join us in thanking him for all this hard work and wish him well for the future.

AT TEFF Executive

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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 (book directly with fishery)
Saturday 10th July – AT TEFF Loch-style Repechage, Draycote

September 2022

Thursday 8th – Friday 9th September – AT TEFF Official Loch-style National Practice, Draycote (book directly with fishery)
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th September – AT TEFF Loch-style National, Draycote (by qualification)

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AT TEFF 2021 Bank National

Elinor Fishery hosted this year’s AT TEFF Bank National, with 27 anglers fishing hard in awkward conditions for the prestigious trophy and places in the AT TEFF England bank team for 2022.

Congratulations James Stephenson on taking 1st place, Josh Piper on his runner-up position, and Andy Taylor for pushing them hard for 3rd.

Well done Lee Cartmail on running the event so smoothly, as well as all the guys who either fished or stewarded.

Lee Cartmail reports: 27 anglers made Sunday’s National Final at Elinor, bright sunshine and strong winds were not ideal conditions that day. Elinor is a phenomenal fishery and has a competition track record second to none. It had been well stocked leading up to this event, but wasn’t giving her fish up lightly on Sunday and rightly so, England caps have to be earned. Anglers needed to dig in deep and make every chance count, fine margins separated the top 9 anglers. I’d personally like to thank Ed Foster for hosting a superb venue and supplying some of his regulars to control today. Also, huge thanks to Kirsty from the Angling Trust for controlling again today, and all the work she does behind the scenes.

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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 – Overall Results: 1. Gillaum Vermeulen 2. Cameron Craigs 3. Gavin Walsh 4. Mike Heritage 5. Daniel Price 6. Trevor Hayman

Andrew Smith reports: “The decision to run this match just after the closure of the trout season paid off, as we saw the Lower Itchen fishery in fine form with excellent water clarity and pleasant weather.
Grayling were well spread throughout the river, with plenty still in shallow riffles. Only a single day’s coarse fishing had taken place, so it seems the fish had not become preoccupied with a maggot diet. All age groups of grayling were evident, with a good number of 40cm plus specimens.  
Fish were caught on a variety of methods. The rod averages for the morning and afternoon sessions were over 19 and 15 fish, which shows the quality of the fishing.”

Full Results:

November 2021

Sunday 28th November – River Wear

Entry Page on AT website here>>

Entries open: Tuesday 14th September 2021 10.00am – Entries close: Sunday 21st November 2021 23.59pm – HQ: Sunny Brow Car Park, opposite Brown Trout Pub, DL15 0NQ – Fishing Times: Morning group 08.00 – 11.30. Afternoon group 13.00 – 16.30 – Briefing: 07.15 – Entry Fee: £27.50 – Fishing Fee: £10.00 payable on the morning directly to the organiser – Min entries: 12 / Max entries: 24 – Official practise day: 27th November 2021 – Practice Permits: Sheldon’s Newsagents, Commercial Street, Willington, 01388 746 392 Shaun O’Dowd 07766 171 318 wdasec@gmail.com Day Tickets £10.00, Grayling Ticket £25.00 All Winter from 1st November – Please contact Peter Scholes for further details – 07523 121 494.

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

2019-2020/2021-2022 River Qualifiers – Entries & Results

NB: AT TEFF matches now have an AT membership requirement. If you need to renew or sign up please visit www.anglingtrust.net/membership or call 0343 5077 006 (option 1).

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6th FIPS-Mouche Masters World Fly Fishing Championships

Czech Republic – Zábřeh, 5th-10th October 2021

RESULTS

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4 & Final Results

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6th FIPS-Mouche Masters World Fly Fishing Championships

Czech Republic – Zábřeh, 5th-10th October 2021

The 6th FIPS-Mouche Masters World Fly Fishing Championships, for competitors aged over 50, will be held in Zábřeh, in the North Moravia Region of the Czech Republic, from 5th-10th October 2021.

REGISTERED TEAMS

Belgium – Czech Republic – Finland – France – Italy – Nederlands – Norway – Poland – Romania – Slovakia – Spain – USA

DRAW

PROGRAMME

Day 1 – Tuesday 5th October
14:00 Arrival of Teams at the official hotel
Presentation of the Participants & Captains’ Meeting
18:00 Official Start of the Masters (Hotel Diana) & Dinner

Day 2 – Wednesday 6th October
06:00-> Breakfast
08:00 – 11:00 Session 1
14:00 – 17:00 Session 2
20:00-> Dinner

Day 3 – Thursday 7th October
Day off
11:00 – 14:00 Visit to Local Brewery
14:00 Lunch

Day 4 – Friday 8th October
06:00-> Breakfast
08:00 – 11:00 Session 3
14:00 – 17:00 Session 4
20:00-> Dinner

Day 5 – Saturday 9th October
16:00 Announcement of Results
Closing Ceremony (Hotel Diana)

Day 6 – Sunday 10th October
Departure

SECTORS

Sector 1 – Morava River, Hanušovice
Beautiful mountain river with prevalence of the native brown trout, grayling and stocked rainbow trout.

Sector 2 – Morava River, Bohdíkov
Medium flow part of the Morava River with the native brown trout, grayling and stocked rainbow trout.

Sector 3 – Morava River 21, Postřelmov
Slowly flowing part of the Morava River will be stocked with rainbow trout, but it also holds good populations of chub and other river fish species.

Sector 4 – Lake / Jezero Nová Ves
Boat competition, lake will be stocked with rainbow trout.

For more information go to the competition website here>>

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