2017 Loch-style National Qualifiers


April 2017

Sunday 23rd April – Stocks

Sunday 23rd April – Bewl Water

Sunday 23rd April – Blagdon

Friday 28th April – Grafham

May 2017

Sunday 7th May – Carsington

(Spring Home International – 16th-19th May – Chew Valley)

Sunday 21st May – Chew

Sunday 21st May – Kielder

Sunday 28th May – Pitsford

Sunday 28th May – Draycote

June 2017

Friday 9th June – Blithfield

Saturday-Sunday 17th-18th June – Stocks





(Autumn Home International – 12th-16th September – Lake of Menteith)

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AT TEFF National Bank Championships 2016

National Finals – Chatton Trout Fishery

Saturday 6th May 2017 – AT TEFF National Bank Finals – Individuals

Sunday 7th May 2017 – Fritz n Flies Pairs National Bank Finals



Knitsley Mill heat – Sunday 12th June – Results: (Individual) 1.Jim Tuck 2.Gareth Tilley 3.Trevor Wadds – (Pairs) 1. Jim Tuck & Rob Frame – 14 fished – 48 fish caught – Rod av. 3.4

[Farmoor heat – Sunday 19th June – CANCELLED]

Sharpley heat – Saturday 25th June – Results: (Individual) 1.Anth Meadows 2.Deam Appleby 3.Rob Frame – (Pairs) 1. Dean & Glen Appleby

Innis heat – Sunday 26th June – Results: (Individual) 1.Roger Truscott 2.Gavin Perry 3.Len Nottle


[Westlow Mere heat – Saturday 2nd July – CANCELLED]

[Press Manor heat – Sunday 3rd July – CANCELLED]

Chatton heat – Saturday 9th July – Results: (Individual) 1.James Stephenson 2.Lee Wilkinson 3.Craig Crompton – (Pairs) 1. Lee Wilkinson & Conor Metcalf

Aldin Grange heat – Sunday 17th July – Entry Forms – Individual Aldin 17th july IND Pairs Aldin Grange 17th july pairs

Langley Dam heat – Saturday 23rd July – Results: (Individual) 1.Chris Micalleff 2.Conor Metcalf 3.Peter Davison – (Pairs) 1. Chris Micalleff & Peter Appleby

Thrunton heat – Saturday 30th July – Results: (Individual) 1.Simon Robinson 2.Howard Robison 3.Brian Davis – (Pairs) 1. Trevor Wadds & Brian Davis


Chatton heat – Sunday 21st August – Results: (Individual) 1.Carl Nixon 2.Brian Lillie 3.Robbie Bell – (Pairs) 1. Howard Robison & Jack Hardy


Thornwood heat – Saturday 24th September – Entry Forms – Individual Thornwood 24th sept IND Pairs Thornwood 24th sept pairs

Westlow Mere heat – Saturday 24th September – Entry Forms – Individual Westlow Mere sat 24th sept IND Pairs Westlow mere 24th sept pairs

Press Manor heat – Sunday 25th September – Results: (Individual) 1.Colin Harris 2.Tim Gilchrist 3.Bernie Maher


Knitley Mill heat – Saturday 5th November – Results: (Pairs) 1. Mal Robinson & John Pringle 2. Andrew Taylor & partner

Elinor heat – Saturday 5th November – Entry Forms – Individual Elinor IND 5th nov Pairs Elinor pairs 5th nov

Ellerdine heat – Saturday 26th November – Entry Forms – Individual Ellerdine 26th Nov IND Pairs Ellerdine 26th nov pairs

January 2017

Black Dyke heat – Sunday 15th January – Entry Forms – Individual Black Dyke 15th jan 2017 IND Pairs Black Dyke 15th Jan 2017 pairs

Aldin Grange heat – Sunday 22nd January – Entry Forms – Individual aldin-22nd-jan-ind-2017 Pairs aldin-grange-22nd-jan-pairs-2017

Rib Valley heat – Sunday 29th January – Entry Forms – Individual Rib Valley 4th dec IND Pairs Rib Valley 4th dec pairs

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2017 Rivers National Qualifiers

Rivers Qualifiers Entries/Results Spreadsheet: 2016-2017-rivers-qualifiers-entries-results-c

November 2016

Sunday 6th November – South East FF Federation – Lower Itchen fishery (Official Practice: Saturday 5th November) – Organiser: Tony Fox – Results: 1st Hector Rodriguez 2nd Cameron Craigs 3rd Mike Heritage 4th Lee Bartlett 5th Jay Curry 6th Tony Fox 7th Andrew Green 8th Mark Lynch – Full Results: rivers-results-letter-2016

Sunday 13th November – R.Dee, Llangollen/Maelor AA waters – Fished to a minimum 20cm size limit with fishing for grayling & trout in season – HQ: Hand Hotel, Llangollen – Joint Organisers: Mike Mason & Martin Dixon – Results: 1st Gilliaum Vermeulen 2nd Mark Harrison 3rd Trevor Hayman 4th Tom Speak 5th Mike Mason 6th Scott Nellins 7th Ben Bangham 8th Mark Tyndall – Full Results: severn-trent-fed-dee-qualifier-results-13-11-16 img_1472 img_1471

January 2017

Sunday 22nd January – R.Dee, Llangollen/Maelor AA waters – Fished to a minimum 20cm size limit with fishing for grayling & trout in season – HQ: Hand Hotel, Llangollen – Joint Organisers: Mike Mason & Martin Dixon – Rivers Qualifier Entry Form: rivers-qualifier-entry-form Rivers Qualifiers Rules: rivers-qualifiers-rules Llangollen/Maelor AA Map: Maelor Angling WHOLE STRETCH Rivers Risk Assessment: NATFINRISKASSESSMENT2016

February 2017

Saturday 4th February – River Test, Wherwell – Organiser: Andy Croucher: 2 The Meadows, Gobowen, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 3JD – Email: andycroucher@hotmail.co.uk – Mobile (Norway): 0047 41840553

How to Enter: (a) Complete the first page of the admin instruction (see below), and send this via email to the organiser (andycroucher@hotmail.co.uk). Your place on the competitor list (or position on waiting list) will then be confirmed via email by the organiser. (b) Send a cheque for £30 made payable to ‘Angling Trust’ and a signed copy of the first page of the admin instruction to the organiser. This must be received before 27th Jan 2017. When your cheque is received the organiser will confirm your entry into the competition via email.

Costs: £30 AT TEFF Entry Fee (Cheque made payable to ‘Angling Trust’ sent to organiser by 27th Jan 2017). £20.50 Fishing Fees (payable in cash during registration on the day of the competition). Total cost £50.50. There is no admin fee for this competition.

Admin Instruction: wherwell-qualifier-2017

Note: A maximum of 30 entrants only will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The qualifier may be cancelled if there are less than 12 entries.

March 2017

Sunday 5th March – R.Dee, Llangollen/Maelor AA waters – Fished to a minimum 20cm size limit with fishing for grayling & trout in season – HQ: Hand Hotel, Llangollen – Joint Organisers: Mike Mason & Martin Dixon – Rivers Qualifier Entry Form: rivers-qualifier-entry-form Rivers Qualifiers Rules: rivers-qualifiers-rules Llangollen/Maelor AA Map: Maelor Angling WHOLE STRETCH Rivers Risk Assessment: NATFINRISKASSESSMENT2016

May 2017

Sunday 7th May – R.Ure, Wensley, Bolton Castle Estate waters – Fished to a minimum 15cm size limit with fishing for trout – HQ: Three Horseshoes Inn, Wensley, Leyburn, N. Yorkshire. DL 4HJ – Organiser: Paul Page – Entry Form, Rules & Risk Assessment: 2017-river-ure-qualifier-entry-form_-rules-risk-assessment River Ure Beat Map: 2017-river-ure-beat-map

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2017 Home International Loch-style Teams

The AT TEFF teams for the 2017 Spring and Autumn Home Internationals have been announced:

Spring Home International – Chew Valley Lake – Friday 19th May 2017

Paul Angell (Manager), Nikki Long (Captain), John Braithwaite, Dave Bromley, Andy Cottam, Nick Dunn, Ryan Feber, Mark Haycock, Alex Johnstone, Matt Kingdon, Mark Miles, Mark Rose, Steve Smalley, Dave Summers & Roger Truscott


Autumn Home International – Lake of Menteith – Friday 15th September 2017

Stephen Peart (Manager), Iain Barr (Captain), Craig Barr, Tom Bird, Mike Dixon, Tony Donnelly, Ed Foster, Tony Fox, Tom Gott, Mark Rooney, Phil Shaw-Browne, Ed Smith, Tom Speak, Andy Taylor & Mark Tremain-Coker


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New England Rivers Manager Appointed

image-7936-452-auto-both-both-85-5 The Angling Trust reports: The Angling Trust has announced the appointment of Jeremy Lucas as the manager of England Fly Fishing Rivers’ team. Jeremy will start with immediate effect and replace the vastly experienced Mike Tinnion. 

Jeremy has a wealth of experience at the highest level and has represented England on no fewer than 17 occasions, 11 of which have been in IFFA Internationals and on six occasions in FIPS Mouche World and European Championships.

Jeremy said: “I am so excited by the challenge that lies ahead. Managing England is what I have wanted since I retired from international selection in 2009.

“Recent results have not been what we would have hoped for and I want to begin the process of improvement, in phase with the great skills possessed by our competitors, such that we are world class again.”

The 2017 Rivers International on the River Ebbw in Wales next June will be Jeremy’s first as a manager and England will go in search of their first win in the competition since 2010.

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2016 Bank Home International, Garnffrwd fishery, Wales

The 2016 Bank Home International was held at Garnffrwd fishery, Wales on Wednesday 2nd November, between teams from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Hosted by the Welsh Salmon & Trout Angling Association (WSTAA), with accommodation provided by the Diplomat Hotel, Llanelli, the programme for this event was:

Monday 31st October: Official Practice Sessions (morning & afternoon)

Tuesday 1st November: Official Practice Session (morning). Followed by Photographs at Fishery, Managers & Captains’ Meeting & Match Draw

Wednesday 2nd October: Championship Day (morning & afternoon sessions). Followed by Formal Team Photographs, International Dinner & Presentations.


  1. Scotland – 43 fish – 98 place points – 40720 total points
  2. Ireland – 35 fish – 156 place points – 31580 total points
  3. England – 27 fish – 165 place points – 25200 total points
  4. Wales – 20 fish – 190 place points – 18520 total points

Congratulations to Scotland on a convincing victory.


Representing AT TEFF were: Iain Barr, Rob Frame, Dave Johns, Paul Runec, Andrew Scott, Jim Tuck (Captain), Charlie Abrahams (Reserve) and Alan Jenkins (Manager). 



Match Booklet: 2016-ibffc-prog-3


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2017 Rivers National, R. Ure, Wensley

The 2017 Rivers National Final will be a two-day event held on 31st July-1st August 2017.

It will be fished on the Bolton Castle and Wensley beats of the River Ure, Bolton Castle Estate, Wensley, Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

Fishing will be for both Trout & Grayling.

Further details will be provided in due course, once finalised.

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2016 European Fly Fishing Championships, Poland, 3rd-9th October 2016

The 2016 FIPS-Mouche European Fly Fishing Championship took place from the 3rd-9th October in the Slupsk area of Central Pomerania, Poland, on the River Lupawa and Swan Pond.

Programme: logo2

3rd Oct – Opening Ceremony and Captains’ Meeting

4th Oct – Official Practice Sessions 1 & 2

5th Oct – Competition Sessions 1 & 2

6th Oct – Competition Session 3

7th Sept – Competition Sessions 4 & 5

8th Sept – Award & Closing Ceremony & Farewell Dinner 14563527_1738552389742766_5155669377355855489_n

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, Scott Nellins, Andy Cliffe and Martin Dixon (manager).


Opening Ceremony


First Day

Session 1: England scored a 6th place in Sector 1 on the river (Scott Nellins), along with a 10th, 12th, and 14th place, plus a 6th place on the lake sector (Andy Cliffe), which put them in 9th place, behind Scotland in 8th and Ireland 5th. Poland were leading with 13 placing points, three ahead of Finland Men, with the Czech Republic 3rd with 26 points sess1team

Session 2: Ben Bangham came 8th on the lake, but on the river sectors England scored three 10th places and a 15th, dropping to 11th overall. After a good session the Czech Republic drew level with Poland on placing points with 37 each and are currently 2nd, with 68960 fish points, with Poland 1st on 80600 fish points. Finland Men are 3rd with 50 placing points, and Spain 4th with 62 sess2teamcumul Piotr Zieleniak (Poland) is leading individually, ahead of Ruben Santos Becerro (Spain) – both with two first places – with Lukas Jahn (Czech) third, with a 2nd and a 1st. Michael Drinan of Ireland is currently 9th sess2indivcumul



Second Day

Session 3: A 1st place by Scott Nellins, plus a 3rd by Ben Bangham, both on the river sectors, helped England get back to 6th place overall on 127 placing points, just behind Ireland on 121. The Czech Republic are currently in 1st place, on 55 points, five ahead of Poland in 2nd and Finland Men 3rd with 86 points, three ahead of Spain sess3teamcumul Individually, another 1st place saw Piotr Zieleniak (Poland) keep his lead, one point ahead of Lukas Jahn (Czech) and Ruben Santos Becerro (Spain), both on 4 placing points sess3indivcumul


Third Day

Session 4: England’s highest placed team member in this session was Ben Bangham with an 8th on one of the river sectors, with a 9th to Scott Nellins, and 11th to Andy Cliffe (also on the river), and an 11th to Mike Dixon on the lake. England slipped to 10th place overall, with Ireland 7th. Poland overtook the Czech Republic to gain 1st place, 73 points to 77, with Spain 3rd with 119 points sess4teamcumul Individually, Piotr Zieleniak (Poland) scored yet another 1st place to stay in the lead with 4 points, ahead of Lukas Jahn (Czech) on 6 points (two 1sts and and two 2nds), with Ruben Santos Becerro (Spain) on 7 points with two 1sts, a 2nd, and a 3rd sess4indivcumul

Session 5: England did better in the final session with Scott Nellins coming 3rd on the lake, and 8th places to Andy Croucher and Ban Bangham on the river sectors. They finished in 8th place with 219 points, just behind Ireland on 205 points. Poland increased their lead to become the 2016 European Champions with 81 total placing points, with the Czech Republic 2nd with 105 points, and Spain 3rd with 143 points, Finland Men 4th and France 5th sess5teamcumul Individually, Piotr Zieleniak (Poland) managed a clean sweep of 1st places, scoring just 5 placing points to become the 2016 Individual European Champion. Lukas Jahn (Czech) was 2nd with 8 points, and Piotr Armatys (Poland) 3rd with 12 points. Michael Drinan of Ireland scored a 3rd in his final session to finish 6th overall. England’s top performer was Scott Nellins at 21st, with Ben Bangham 33rd sess5indivcumul






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2016 Autumn Loch Style Home International, Llandegfedd

Country: WALES

Venue: Llandegfedd Reservoir

Dates: 20th to 24th September (incl)

Match date: 23rd September

Accommodation: Holiday Inn, Newport


  1. Scotland   35 fish  59lbs 1.50ozs
  2. Ireland   37 fish  57lbs 15.00ozs
  3. England  30 fish 47lbs 4.00ozs
  4. Wales   26 fish 38lbs 13.00ozs

Best Basket: Andrew Duncan (Ireland) 7 fish 12lbs 9.500ozs

Heaviest Trout: Peter Aucterlonie (Scotland) 2lbs 1.500ozs

Top English Rod: Phil Thompson 7 fish 12lbs 5.500ozs

AT TEFF was represented by: Stephen Peart (manager), John Hardy (captain), Craig  Barr, Dale Burgess, Ian Colclough, Peter Elliott, Harry Fox, Tom Gott, Gary Haskins, Mark Miles, John Pearn, Bill Rankin, Mark Rooney, Philip Thompson & Graham Willis.

Congratulations to Scotland on a tight victory.

Full Results: iffa2016autumn


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36th FIPS-Mouche World Championships, Vail, Colorado, USA, 10th-18th September 2016

The 36th 2016 FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship was held on the 10th-18th September in Vail, Colorado, USA, on the Eagle, Colorado and Blue Rivers and Sylvan Lake.

Programme: 12079154_1650500555232081_1197386586085814879_n

11th Sept – Captains’ Meeting, Parade of Team, Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner

12th Sept – Official Practice Sessions 1 & 2

13th Sept – Official Practice Sessions 3 & 4

14th Sept – Competition Sessions 1 & 2

15th Sept – Competition Session 3 & Free Session 4

14370408_883907395073569_9214554503143758042_n16th Sept – Competition Sessions 5 & 6

17th Sept – Conservation Symposium, Medal Presentation, Closing Ceremony & Awards Banquet

You will find more information at the official website here, and on their Facebook page here. 14316874_1180477728639281_957295021541654610_n

John Horsey also covered this event on his Facebook page here, as did FIPS-Mouche here.

Team England FF was represented by Howard Croston, Phil Dixon, John Horsey, Simon Robinson, Andrew Scott and Paul Page (manager). dscf2404

Session 1: England scored two 13th places (Phil Dixon and John Horsey – on the lake), a 14th (Andrew Scott), and a 15th place (Howard Croston), finishing in 17th place out of 22 teams. France took an early lead, ahead of Slovakia, with Spain 3rd and the Czech Republic in 4th place. session-1-teamss 14344767_1157238277666227_7468618314191818840_n

Session 2: A better performance saw England move up to 14th place, with a 5th place for Howard Croston and 6th places for Simon Robinson and John Horsey. Although Team USA moved into 2nd place, France extended their lead at 46 points to 68, with Spain and Slovakia both on 72 in 3rd and 4th place, and the Czechs 5th with 73.  session-2-teamss-cumm Individually, Jon Stagg of Australia was in the lead with 3 points, one ahead of France’s Sebastien Delcor and Pat Weiss of the USA.

Session 3: Despite another 6th place to Simon Robinson, England slipped  to 15th place in this session. Team USA continued to do well, closing the gap between them and the French (still in 1st place) to just one point, 85 to 86. Spain also had a good session, remaining at 3rd place with 93 points. session3-teams-cum With a 1st and two 3rds, Sebastien Delcor of France is currently in 1st place, one point ahead of Lance Egan (USA), with Julien Daguillanes (France) 3rd, and Pat Weiss (USA) 4th, both with 9 points. session3-indivs-cum

[Session 4 is a free session. The next competition session, Session 5, begins at 9.00am (local time) on Friday] 

Session 5: Phil Dixon got a 4th in his section, and Howard Croston an 8th, but England ended this session in 16th place. Spain continued to improve, moving up to 1st place overall with 106 points, ahead of France with 120 and the USA with 123 points. session5-teams-cum A 2nd place moved Julien Daguillanes of France into the Individual lead with 11 points, one ahead of Lance Egan (USA) on 12, with Jordi Cortina (Spain) 3rd with 13 points. session5-indivs-cum

Session 6: Andrew Scott came 4th in his section in the final session, with Phil Dixon getting a 6th place and Simon Robinson a 7th on the lake, to see England finish the championship in 15th place. Spain extended their lead to end up the World Champions with 133 points, with France 2nd with 150 points, and the USA 3rd with 162 points. session6-teams-cum team-winners Individually, another 2nd place saw Julien Daguillanes become World Champion (with a 7th, two 1sts and two 2nds) on 13 points, with Jordi Cortana (Spain) 2nd with 14, and Lance Egan (USA) 3rd with 18 points. session6-indivs-cum








Out & About Fly Fishing Champs – Practice Sessions

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The America Cup, Inc. brings The World Fly Fishing Championships to USA


The Angling Trust reports: The 36th World Fly Fishing Championships were held in Colorado, USA from 11th to 18th September 2016. Set in the stunning Rocky Mountains, the Eagle, Colorado and Blue Rivers provided the river sectors while alpine mountain lake of Sylvan State Park gave anglers the opportunity to fish Loch Style. 28 nations from around the world descended upon the Rocky’s with 133 individuals competed in the competition over 6 sessions.

Team England based themselves at Beaver Creek which had good access to the competition and practice venues. This gave England the opportunity to cover the majority practice and competitions venues however, there was no access  to Sylvan Lake but England were able to gain access to two other lakes nearby that contained wild brook trout and stocked rainbows.

England’s first session saw the team tackle the predominantly skinny water and small river beats, along with the gin clear water of Sylvan Lake. The team’s efforts produced less fish than that was expected from the practice days performances and England finished 16th by the end of the first session.

The second session saw a considerable improvement with Howard Croston finishing in fifth place while John Horsley and Simon Robinson ended up 6th in their respective sectors. Sylvan Lake continued to fox the team, however four of the other nations appeared to have identified the correct approach and England finished 8th in the session giving an overall place of 14th after two sessions.

The third session saw England head back to the river beats and the enigma of Sylvan Lakes.  Simon Robinson delivered a 6th place on the Eagle river. England ended the session in 14th place which saw them drop to 15th overall.

The fourth fishing session brought a new morning and renewed optimism that some good pegs would be drawn. Phil Dixon produced a 4th on the upper Eagle and the largest fish of the Championship 88cm Rainbow. The Lake continued to flummox the team and the other river sectors proved challenging. England ended the fourth session in 10th place and dropped further in the overall placings to overall to 16th.

The fifth and final session proved much the same for England but two bright spots gave were Andrew Scott’s 4th place along with Phil Dixon a 6th place during the session. The team’s efforts resulted in England finishing the session in 10th finishing and a final position of 14th overall.

Paul Page, Team England’s World Team Manager stated ”The team produced top 3 numbers of fish when practicing on the Blue, Colorado and Eagle rivers. With no boat fishing opportunities on gin clear Alpine Lakes Sylvan Lake was always going to be an open book to the team. The river beats, 24 per sector, varied tremendously in their fishing quality, mainly due to their shortness and low water levels. This unfortunately meant that the Championship was very peggy, however the top teams did perform well above average on the beats they were drawn”. Many thanks go out to all those who enter our regional qualifiers where a portion of their entry fee goes to support our International, European and World teams, along with our major fund raiser (John Ball) without who’s efforts Individual participation would be very expensive.”

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