2020 Loch-style Qualifiers – Dates

Stocks 1 – Sunday 19th April (entries open 1st April 10.00am) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/383/stocks-fly-fishery-1

Grafham – Friday 24th April (entries open 1st April 10.00am) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/384/grafham-water

Bewl – Sunday 3rd May (entries open 1st April 10.00am) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/385/bewl-water

Carsington – Sunday 3rd May (entries open 1st April 10.00am) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/386/carsington-water

Eyebrook – Sunday 10th May (entries open 1st April 10.00am) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/387/eyebrook-trout-fishery

Blithfield – Friday 29th May (entries open 1st May 10.00am) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/388/blithfield-reservoir

Chew – Saturday 30th May (entries open 1st May 10.00am) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/389/chew-valley-lake

Blagdon – Saturday 20th June (entries open 1st June 10.00am) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/390/blagdon-lake

Rutland – Sunday 28th June (entries open 1st June 10.00am) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/392/rutland-water

Stocks 2 – Sunday 28th June (entries open 1st June 10.00am) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/391/stocks-fly-fishery-2

Draycote (repechage) – Sunday 19th July (entry by invitation only)

National Final: Draycote – Saturday-Sunday 26th-27th Sept (entry by invitation only)

Entries are to be made via www.anglingtrustevents.net

Individual heat prices are available from the individual qualifier pages. Please note that the ones currently reading £999 are still pending a price from the organiser so will be amended once we have that info!

Entry limit is 3 per person across all Qualifiers (excluding Repechage).
Please read the documents linked on the booking site as it contains the amended & updated Rules & FAQs for 2020.

2020 Loch-style National Qualifiers Poster: AT TEFF Loch Style National Poster 2020

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2020 Loch-style Qualifiers – Match Card



From 2020 one match card will be issued per boat with each angler scoring his boat partner’s catch.
Above are samples of the Front and Reverse of the card. The actual card will be issued to you on the day of the event and it will be laminated to prevent water ingress. You will also be issued with a dry wipe permanent marker pen and clear plastic envelope in which to keep the card dry. Both the card, envelope and pen must be returned after the event.
If you want to familiarise yourself with this format, you can download examples by clicking here: A4 Dry wipe Match card – heats
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2020 Loch-style Qualifiers – Information

Attention all Loch-Style Competitors

There are some significant changes that you should be aware of for 2020.

Full details are in the rules and Frequently asked questions document – see link below.

Entry fee

TEFF is funded from anglers entry fees only. All the money generated goes to support all the teams. To achieve this it has been necessary from 2020 to increase the entry fees to the loch-style by £5 per entry to £35.(The entry fee of £30 has remained unaltered for several years)

Catch limits

To some extend TEFF is bound by the catch rules imposed by the fisheries it uses. Competitors have request that there are set catch rules for all the heats. To this end 2020 will see the introduction of three sets of catch limits.

1. Three fish kill then catch and release a further 10 then time bonus (This will apply to all Anglian Water heats)

2. Measure the first 3 fish then C&R all day with returned fish being allocated an average length as determined by the fishery. (The will apply to Eyebrook and Draycote)

3. As 1 above but with the release of 33 fish (This will apply to all other venues)


With catch and release at all venues, many fisheries require that debarbed or barbless hooks are used. To this end ATTEFF has decided that from 2020 matches will be fished using debarded or barbless hooks throughout. This makes the daily administration (undertaking checks) simpler. At some future date, 1 to 2 years, the use of totally barbless hooks will be introduced. See rules re de-barbed flies.


Following issues raised at the 2019 National Final and some heats it has been decided to tighten up on the scoring system. From 2020 each boat will be issued with a dry wipe A4 size encapsulated match card. Each angler will score his boat partners catch. You will be required to purchase a fine point permanent marker pen (Sharpie or similar at about £1 each). Again see rules and FAQs for full details.


All heats are now on the match calendar along with other major fly fishing competitions (once dates are known)

Rules and FAQs

This document is updated regularly and includes full information on the points above – you must read this document in its entirety.


A full copy of the Risk Assessment is on the link below.


Stocks, Chew, Blagdon, Eyebrook, Grafham, Rutland, Blithfield, Carsington, Bewl.

Repechage at Draycote

Final at Draycote – on the day organiser is Peter Hartley with admin support from Ian Colclough

2021 International at Draycote – organiser is Derek Aunger


On Google Drive – Rules, FAQs and Risk Assessment is here


To match calendar is here



Questions by email only to ian.colclough@gmail.com

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AT TEFF 2019-20 Bank National Qualifiers


The AT TEFF Bank National qualifier due to be held this weekend 16th February at Blackdyke Trout Fly Fishery has been postponed due to the horrendous weather forecast.

The new date is Sunday 8th March 2020.

Anyone currently booked on will have received an email from the Angling Trust with instructions if you require a cancellation.

The ticket sales have been reopened and will close on Sunday 1st March at 23.59pm if there is anyone who would now like to book on for the rearranged date.


The AT TEFF 2019-20 Bank National Qualifiers are live now!

12 qualifying events will be held around the country between October and March. A maximum of 24 rods are available for each event and a minimum of 8 rods are required to constitute a heat.

Fishing fees for each heat will be £17 and are additional to your entry fee. Fishing fees are payable direct to the fishery on the day of the event.

See each individual event on the booking site for event specific details: www.anglingtrustevents.net/game
Rules, briefing & maps available on each event page.

Bank National Coordinator is Lee Cartmail, so please contact Lee for any queries about matches & the AT office for any queries about booking your ticket.

13th Oct 2019 – Maran Lakes (North)
27th Oct 2019 – Chigborough Fishery (South)

3rd Nov 2019 – Siblyback (South)
17th Nov 2019 – West House (North)
24th Nov 2019 – Barnsfold Fishery (North)

[1st Dec 2019 – Bessy Beck (North) – NB: Date re-arranged due to bad weather]
8th Dec 2019 – Ellerdine Lakes (South)

12th Jan 2020 – Bessy Beck (North) – Re-arranged date (see above)
19th Jan 2020 – Bank House (North)

2nd Feb 2020 – Westlow Mere (South)
[16th Feb 2020 – Blackdyke (South) – NB: Date re-arranged due to bad weather]
23rd Feb 2020 – Press Manor (North)

1st March 2020 – Woolaston Trout Fishery (South)
8th March 2020 – Blackdyke (South) – Re-arranged date (see above)

15th March 2020 – Toft Newton (North Eliminator)
29th March 2020 – Elinor (South Eliminator)

National Final
3rd May 2020 – Chigborough Fishery

36 anglers will compete for the title of National Bank Champion and a place in the 2020 Team England Bank squad.

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AT TEFF Westlow Mere Qualifier

AT TEFF Bank Qualifier 2nd February 2020 at Westlow Mere, Cheshire 

Cheshire’s Westlow Mere Trout Fishery hosted the ninth AT TEFF Bank Qualifier on Sunday 2nd February. 10 anglers competed for six places in the southern final at Elinor in March. The shallows at Westlow were used for the match and the gin-clear water this venue is known for tested the skills of those competing.
The fishing was not easy and by lunch six anglers had caught. By the final whistle 20 fish were netted with many more lost to give a rod average of two fish per angler. Anthony Meadows took first place with five fish followed by Colin Fitzjohn with three fish with Iain Scott third with three fish.
White lures fished slowly on Di3 lines at distance accounted for the winning bag.

AT TEFF would like to thank Lee Cartmail for running the event and Westlow Mere for hosting the day.
There now only remains three bank qualifiers for the 2019/20 season. These are Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Thetford 16th Feb, Press Manor Trout Fishery, Derbyshire 23rd Feb and Woolaston Court Trout Lakes, Lydney on March 1st.
To book onto any of the remaining qualifiers then please visit the Angling Trust booking site at https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/game

1st Anthony Meadows 5 fish 8 points
2nd Colin Fitzjohn 3 fish 6 points
3rd Iain Scott 3 fish 4 points
4th Neil Thomas 2 fish 4 points
5th Muhammad Wassem 1 fish 2 points
6th Yousef Dar 1 fish 2 points

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2020 Rivers National & Qualifiers


The two re-scheduled River Dee qualifiers are now on sale on the booking site at: www.anglingtrustevents.net/game

Saturday February 29th 2020 – River Dee, Llangollen (LMAA Water) https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/327/river-dee-feb

Saturday June 20th 2020 – River Dee, Llangollen (LMAA Water)


The 2019-2020 Rivers Qualifiers sees the move to Online Entry via the AT TEFF Booking System.

Online Entry is now open!

Please read all details for your relevant qualifier entry for timings and admin requirements.

River Qualifiers Entries & Results spreadsheet: 2019-2020 Rivers Qualifiers Entries Results (a)

November 2019

Sunday 3rd November – South East FF Federation – Lower Itchen fishery (Official Practice: Saturday 2nd November) – Organiser: Tony Fox – Results: 1. Mike Heritage 2. Sean Brooks 3. Jim Dillon 4. Cameron Craigs 5. Mark Thomas 6. Jay Curry – Full Results: Lower Itchen qualifier results 3-11-19

February 2020

Sunday 2nd February – R.Test, Wherwell – Organiser: Baz Reece – Results: 1. Peter Buckey 2. Gavin Walsh  3. Alex Adams 4. Trevor Hayman 5. Mark Thomas 6. Mark Withyman – Full Results & Report: Wherwell qualifier results 02-02-20

Saturday 29th February – R.Dee, Llangollen – Llangollen & Maelor AA water – Organiser: Carl Nixon – Matchmanflies@gmail.com – Final Practice: 11th January – Online Entry (closing date: 23:59pm 17th February): https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/327/river-dee-feb

April 2020

Sunday 26th April – R.Ure, Bolton Estates – Online Entry opens TBC – Organiser: Paul Page – ventonpage@gmail.com – Final Practice: 12th April (river closed to qualifier entrants from 13th April) – Limited Season Tickets are available from Paul Page, plus Estate Season Tickets and some Day Tickets from Bolton Estate Office (01969 621 182) – NB: AT TEFF Additional River Qualifier Notes: AT TEFF Additional River Qualifier Notes – Online Entry (closing date: 23:59pm 12th April): https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/296/river-ure-bolton-estate

June 2020

Saturday 20th June – R.Dee, Llangollen – Llangollen & Maelor AA water – Organiser: Carl Nixon – Matchmanflies@gmail.com – Final Practice: No date as coarse season is closed March 15th – NB: AT TEFF Additional River Qualifier Notes: AT TEFF Additional River Qualifier Notes – Online Entry (closing date: 23:59pm 6th June): https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/328/river-dee-june

2020 Rivers National Final

River Ebbw – Saturday 8th-Sunday 9th August

All details for the National Final will be published once all the beats and timings are finalised.

Carl Nixon

AT TEFF Rivers National Co-ordinator

AT TEFF Rivers Qualifiers & National Final 2019-2020 document: Document (6)

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Fundraiser Masterclass with Howard Croston and Davey Parker at Chatton

Chatton Fly Fishery, 18th April 2020 – Session 1 8.30am – Session 2 1.30pm

Chatton Trout Fishery: To support the England World Fly Fishing team we will be hosting 2, four hour coaching sessions with Howard Croston and Davey Parker. Strictly limited to 15 anglers per session, booking only.

Howard Croston says: “Part of our effort to raise funds for the World Championships in 2020. Between us myself and Dave have dozens of England caps across all disciplines. Rivers, small still waters, reservoirs, European and World Championships, including myself and Dave winning team Gold in the 2009 World Championships and my individual Gold in Tasmania 2019. Dave is also a recognised expert at Chatton fishery – frequently out-fishing everyone (including me which frankly is quite worrying ). A golden opportunity to improve your own small Stillwater fishing and help Team England at a very low cost. Arranged and kindly supported by Chatton Trout Fishery. All enquires and for booking please contact the fishery.”

***UPDATE*** Our morning session is now full, we have still have availability for the afternoon starting at 13:30. Fantastic opportunity to brush up on existing skills or learn some new skills.

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AT TEFF Bank House Qualifier

AT TEFF Bank Qualifier 19th January 2020 at Bank House Fly Fishery, Caton

Twelve anglers fished the eighth bank qualifier of the 2019/20 season Bank House Fly Fishery, Lancashire. Cold frosty conditions greeted the anglers as temperatures dipped to minus five degrees the night before, however the lake remained ice free for the competition to go ahead.
There were six newcomers to this heat along with anglers who had entered qualifiers over the last few years. Billy Thompson was first into action taking the first trout of the competition at just after 9.20am and by 9.30 half the field had caught fish. At lunch 11 of the anglers had caught with it all still to fish for in the afternoon.
After lunch Graeme Bell got off to a flyer catching four trout quickly with Terry Wood also into the fish taking three trout. These two anglers led the way to the final whistle taking first and second place respectively. In total 77 trout were caught giving a healthy rod average of 6.5 with no blanks! There were many fish in the six to 10lb bracket caught.
The successful methods were Cat’s Whiskers fished two foot down, Mop patterns under the bung and Hare’s Ears and Diawl Bachs fished static on the washing line on a Midge Tip.

1. Graeme Bell, 14 fish, 20 points
2. Terry Wood, 11fish, 16 points
3. Gwyneth Mooney, 9 fish, 14 points (PQ)
4. Stephen Pattinson, 7 fish, 12 points
5. Billy Thompson, 7 fish, 12 points
6. Richard Haines, 6 fish 10 points
7. Bruce Blackshaw 5 fish, 10 points

The AT TEFF would like to thank Ben Dobson at Bank House for hosting this qualifier and Lee Cartmail for running the event.
The next bank qualifier is Westlow Mere on Sunday 2nd February followed by Blackdyke Trout Fishery on Sunday 16th February. The last two opportunities to qualify for the semi-finals after these to qualifiers are at Press Manor Trout Fishery and Woolaston Court Trout Lakes. To book on to any of the last four bank qualifiers then please go to the Angling Trust Events website at www.anglingtrustevents.net/game

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Angling Trust Tri-Masters


BOOK ON AT: www.anglingtrustevents.net

Sponsored by: Flyfishstore

A three-angler team competition fished at Draycote Water on Sunday 19th April 2020.

The competition is open to individual Angling Trust members and non-members. Individual Angling Trust members will receive a £10.00 discount on their entry fee. The all in entry fee includes fishing permits, boat hire and competition entry fee.

The match will be fished to fishery rules and on a full catch, measure and release basis. Anglers must return their catch record to the lead organiser after each session. The team with the biggest combined length at the end of the final session will be declared the winner.

There will be cash prizes for the top three teams along with vouchers from our sponsors Fly Fish Store for teams fourth to sixth and medals for the team Champion

£2,550 total
1st – £1,200.00
2nd – £750.00
3rd – £600.00
4th – Flyfishstore vouchers
5th – Flyfishstore vouchers
6th – Flyfishstore vouchers

*subject to entries and based on all participants being individual members of Angling Trust. Prize pool may increase once final entry is known.

Maximum 34 teams
Fishery rules apply
Full catch, measure & release match
Barbless or de-barbed hooks only

All in entry fee covers fishing permits, boat hire, admin costs and prize pot.

Option 1: £140.00 3 individual members of AT
Option 2: £150.00 2 individual members of AT + 1 non member
Option 3: £160.00 1 individual member of AT + 2 non members
Option 4: £170.00 3 non members of AT

Angling Trust announces NEW Boat Fly Fishing Competition – The Angling Trust Tri-Masters

The Angling Trust are pleased to announce the launch of their NEW Boat fly fishing competition the Tri-Masters, following on from the success of the Loch Style Team Championships which it launched three years ago. The Tri-Masters is for teams of three anglers, whether these are established teams of three or three fishing friends who wish to get together to try their hand at competition fishing.

The Tri-Masters is a one day match to be held at Draycote Water on Sunday 19th April 2020. The match will be fished to the same format as the Loch-Style Team Championships where there will be three, 3 hr fishing sessions which will see each team member fish two sessions with one of their team members and act as a boat steward for one session, stewarding another team. The competition will be fished on a catch, measure and release basis where the boat steward will measure and record the fish caught. The team with the longest combined length of fish over the three sessions will be the Tri-Master Champions.

There will be cash prizes for first, second and third with Fly Fish Store vouchers for fourth, fifth and sixth from our sponsors Fly Fish Store.

The match will be fished from drifting boats to fishery rules, therefore there are no restrictions on the flies you can use. The full set of rules can be found on the Angling Trust website at www.anglingtrust.net

Teams wishing to enter this competition must book in on the Angling Trust online booking system at www.anglingtrustevents.net/game

For further information please email Angling Trust Competitions Support Officer Andy Taylor at andy.taylor@anglingtrust.net

Angling Trust Competitions Support Officer, Andy Taylor said “The Tri-Masters has been a competition we wanted to launch based on the success of the six-angler Loch-Style Team Championships. It was evident that anglers wanted to fish this match but couldn’t find six anglers to form a team, hence this new three-angler competition. The relaxation on the rules around flies you can use will hopefully bring in new competitors who would like to have a go at a boat competition but don’t have the International size flies to do so. We welcome competitors who are new to the competition circuit along with established teams. This could be a great opportunity to watch some of the best anglers on the competition circuit. We decided to hold this competition early in the season to avoid clashes in the congested competition calendar and to coincide with the superb early season buzzer fishing at Draycote.”

Ifor Jones, Fly Fish Store Fishery Manager, said “Having first discussed this Tri-Masters format with the Angling Trust over two years ago, we are excited that Draycote has been chosen to host this first event, and we are providing £450.00 worth of sponsorship. The three angler, Tri-Masters team, one-day format fished to Draycote fishery rules, with no restriction on barbless or debarred fly patterns used, is the ideal opportunity for anglers to try their hand at competition fishing.”

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2020 AT Loch-style Team Championships

13th & 14th June at Draycote Water

The booking site is now open for the 2020 Loch-Style Team Championships at Draycote Water for Angling Trust team/club members. For non-members it’s Monday 3rd February! There has been a lot of interest in this match.
To book on follow the link below:


Will the 2018 & 2019 champions Nymphomaniacs make it three wins in a row???

The Angling Trust are pleased to announce the dates and venue for the 2020 Loch-Style Team Championships. This year’s competition will once again be held at Draycote Water in Warwickshire on the weekend of the 13th and 14th of June.

Now in its third year the Angling Trust Loch-Style Team Championships has become a firm favourite on the competition circuit with the number of teams competing increasing since it started in 2018. As a result, the organisers have decided to cap the number of teams which can participate in this year’s competition to 18. This year also sees Wychwood Game sponsor the event so participating teams now have the opportunity to win some great prizes from Wychwood along with the cash prizes, trophy and medals.

The Loch-Style Team Championships are open to teams of six anglers with the match run on a full catch, measure and release format. There will be three, 3-hour fishing sessions on each day where anglers within each team will fish two sessions and steward one session. The fish caught will be carefully measured with the length recorded by the boat steward. The team with the longest combined length of fish over the two days will be the overall winner. The match is fished to International Rules.

The FNF Nymphomaniacs are the current Angling Trust Loch Style team champions and will be aiming to make it three wins in a row. Teams of six anglers wishing to participate in this year’s competition can now enter online at the Angling Trust’s booking site https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/game

The rules and further information can be found on the Angling Trust’s Competitions page at https://www.anglingtrust.net/landing.asp?


Ifor Jones, Fishery Manager, Fly Fish Store said “Within two short years the Angling Trust Team Championships unique competition format has become a firm date with competition anglers, and we are pleased to be hosting the two-day event at Draycote again this year. If you haven’t yet as a team fished this event its unique format provides a great atmosphere over the two days.”

Pat MacInnes, Marketing Manager for Leeda said “Wychwood is proud to support both ends of the game fishing spectrum; the Loch-Style Champs is as high a profile event as you can get, and to be involved with a grass-roots project like the Junior Game Angling Talent Pathway is a huge privilege, knowing that it represents a vital part of growing game angling in the UK.”

Andy Taylor Angling Trust Competitions Support Officer said “Now in its third year the Angling Trust Loch-Style Team Championships has become a firm favourite on the competition circuit. I fished the first two years with my team, and I, like all the other anglers who have taken part, love the format and team spirit of this match.

We welcome entries from established teams of six anglers and new teams. This is a great opportunity to observe some of the best anglers in the country, win some great Wychwood gear, or take away the trophy, medals and cash prizes that are on offer. The Angling Trust would like to thank Ifor Jones and the staff at Draycote Water for hosting this competition again and Wychwood Game for sponsoring it. I look forward to seeing you at Draycote in June!”

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