2016 Bank Home International, Garnffrwd fishery, Wales

The 2016 Bank Home International will be 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 is:

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.

Representing AT TEFF will be: 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

The best of luck to everyone taking part.


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2017 Rivers National Qualifiers

November 2016

Sunday 6th November – South East FF Federation – Lower Itchen fishery (Official Practice: Saturday 5th November) – Organiser: Tony Fox – Email: tony7fox@aol.com Mob: 07885 411654 – 17 St Johns Road Loughton Essex IG10 1RZ – Entry Form & Letter: riversqualifierletter2016 NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN.

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 – 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

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 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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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 – Entry Forms – Individual Innis 26th june IND Pairs Innis 26th June pairs


[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 – Entry Forms – Individual Chatton 21st aug IND Pairs Chatton 21st aug pairs


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 – Entry Forms – Individual Press Manor sun 25th sept IND Pairs Press manor 25th sept pairs


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


Rib Valley heat – Sunday 4th December – Entry Forms – Individual Rib Valley 4th dec IND Pairs Rib Valley 4th dec 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

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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

Google Earth Virtual Tour

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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2016 Loch-style National Final, Chew Valley Lake, 10th-11th September 2016

The 2016 Loch-style National Final was fished at Chew Valley Lake on 10th & 11th September.

Top 10 places + Qualifiers for 2017 Home International Loch-style Teams: index_002-version-2

  1. Mike Dixon (14 pts) – 2016 National Loch-style Champion 
  2. Mark Miles (19 pts)
  3. Tom Gott (26 pts)
  4. Mark Haycock (27 pts)
  5. Nikki Long (34 pts)
  6. Mark Rooney (35 pts)
  7. Phil Shaw-Browne (35 pts)
  8. Thomas Bird (38 pts)
  9. Iain Barr (38 pts)
  10. Antony Donnelly (42 pts)

Other qualifiers: John Braithwaite, David Bromley, Roger Truscott, Ed Foster, Andy Cottam, Dave Summers, Mark Tremain-Coker, Tony Fox, Alex Johnstone, Steve Smalley, Mark Rose, Ed Smith, Tom Speake, Nick Dunn, Ryan Feber, Craig Barr, Andy Taylor & Matt Kingdom.



Full Results here

Congratulations to all the qualifiers for doing well over what was a tough two days!

Loch-style Co-ordinator Ian Colclough reports: This final was again held over two days with 102 anglers from all parts of England competing. Anglers had reached this stage having qualified through various heats around the country throughout the year.

Practice days were extremely challenging with bright sun and strong winds making the fishing difficult. Day One of the Final saw a change to overcast skies and near calm conditions. However this did not make the fishing any easier and many experienced anglers struggled to catch. Day Two was relatively calm but the sun reappeared and the fishing became even more difficult. Many large trout also came to the scales and some anglers were fortunate to latch in to one or two of these. The results were tight and anglers who prospered on Day One found that they slipped out of the top slots on Day Two, while others crept up to take an England cap.

Many methods were employed, from dry fly fishing to pulling lures and nymphs. 

The 28 top anglers will form the two England Teams for next year, and will fish at either Chew in the Spring or Menteith, Scotland in the Autumn.

Press Release: press-release

The Angling Trust reports: Mike Dixon has been crowned this year’s Angling Trust Team England Fly Fishing National Loch-Style champion after a challenging two-day final held at Chew Valley Lake.

Mike’s splendid performance over both days saw him land eight fish to 3lb 10oz to pip last year’s champion Mark Miles.

Over 100 anglers had qualified for the ATTEFF final through a series of heats held all over the country but found catching tough right from the start of practice days when they were greeted with bright sunshine and strong winds.

Day one of the final saw a change in the weather with overcast skies and near calm conditions but the fishing remained tough with many experienced anglers struggling to catch. With the sun returning for day two, the fishing didn’t get any easier.

It resulted in a tight competition which saw a number of anglers who prospered on day one slipping out of the top spots by the end, including overnight leader John Hardy who failed to add to his tally of six fish on day one.

Eventual winner Mike Dixon, however, maintained his form over both days. His five fish on day one put him in eighth spot with a total weight of 10lb 9oz, and on day two he finished sixth on the day and first overall after landing a further three fish with a total weight of 8lb 7oz.

Runner-up Mark Miles followed up his three fish on day one – the best weighing 4lb 3oz – with seven on day two, while third place went to Tom Gott who found five fish on day one and three on day two, the best on both days weighing 2lb 12oz.

Biggest fish on day one was landed by Matt Kingdom at 6lb 3oz while Andy Haskins took the honours on day two with a fish of 4lb 14oz.

There were 189 fish caught on day one with 135 on day two. With the conditions proving challenging, many anglers resorted to a variety of methods from dry fly fishing to pulling lures and nymphs.

The 28 top anglers will form the two Angling Trust Team England Fly Fishing teams for next year and will fish at either Chew in the spring or Menteith, Scotland, in the autumn.

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2016 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada: 28th August-1st September CWFFC_Logo_Bilingue

15 teams are competing in this non-AT TEFF event, including South Africa (Women & Men), England (Women & Men), Australia (Gold & Green), Canada (White & Red), Scotland (Women & Men), the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, and Wales.

The event consists of 5 sessions over two and a half days on three lakes and two river sectors. The three lake sectors are Lac Barrière, Lac Renversi and Lac des Îles. The river sessions are on the Rivière du Diable.

England is represented by:

Women – Sheena Goode (Manager), Andrea Smith & Lynda Steele.

Men – David Grove (Captain/Manager), Stephen Ebdon, Andrew Gooding, Bernie Maher, John Tyzack & Stuart Wardle.

After the first session, Australia Gold were leading, ahead of Canada Red, with England Men in third place. Dave Grove won his session, with Stuart Wardle and Bernie Maher both getting 3rd places.

After some good performances by the Canadian teams in the second session, Canada Red moved into the lead with 37 points, with Canada White second on 51, and New Zealand third on 56 points. England Men dropped to 6th place. Canadians made up the top six individual places, with Dave Grove 8th.

In the third session Canada White moved into first place, with 71 points, with Australia Gold second on 78, and Canada Gold third on 79 points. England Gold remained at 6th with 92 points. Keefer Pitfield of Canada White was the top individual with 5 points, while Dave Grove moved up to second with 6 points, one point ahead of Michael Nolan of Australia Gold. Bernie Maher was 14th.

Canada White continued to do well in the fourth and final sessions, winning the team championship with 112 points, well ahead of Scotland Men who finished 2nd with 154 points, four ahead of Australia Gold in third place. England Men finished in 6th place. Individually, Canadian anglers took the top four places, with Dave Grove finishing in 7th place. Kenneth Ferguson and Campbell Baird from Northern Ireland were 5th and 6th, while Robert Irvine of Scotland Men finished 10th.

You can find out more about this event here, and on their Facebook page here

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2016 Rivers National

This was fished on Llangollen/Maelor AA water of the River Dee, Llangollen.

1st. Andrew Scott – Total Fish 40 – Total Fish Points 1913 – Total Placing Points 4

(2016 National Rivers Champion) 

2016 National Rivers Champion: Andrew Scott

2016 National Rivers Champion: Andrew Scott

2nd. Phil Dixon – Total Fish 29 – Total Fish Points 1416 – Total Placing Points 6

3rd. Steve Cullen – Total Fish 18 – Total Fish Points 901 – Total Placing Points 7

4th. Andy Ford – Total Fish 12 – Total Fish Points 643 – Total Placing Points 9

5th. Fred Bainbridge – Total Fish 26 – Total Fish Points 1267 – Total Placing Points 10

6th. Simon Robinson – Total Fish 25 – Total Fish Points 1193 – Total Placing Points 10


2nd: Phil Dixon

2nd: Phil Dixon 

3rd: Steve Cullen

3rd: Steve Cullen 

Full Results: RIVERS FINAL 2016

Report by Martin Dixon, Organiser:

With the river well rested and settled water conditions at last! I was confident that the Dee would fish well, and so it proved.

The Monday was dry and still, and from the off anglers were catching on a variety of methods. Beat A, above Llangollen, was expected to produce the most fish, and though grayling, browns and the odd sea trout were caught consistently, it was Beat B around the Golf Course which produced the most fish, with Andrew Scott taking two first placings in the afternoon. 

Again large numbers of fish were caught on the Tuesday. Over the competition over 400 fish of 20cms+ were caught, measured and safely returned. By far the greatest numbers came off Beat D, the Country Park. In the morning Andrew Scott had another two firsts, so that Phil Dixon in the afternoon knew that his excellent, consistent performance could only be good enough for second place. Beat C, the dreaded Ddol Isaf was inconsistent, though large numbers were caught in the wood where Steve Cullen and Andy Ford enjoyed excellent returns. 

4th: Andy Ford

4th: Andy Ford

Thanks to the Hand Hotel who always look after anglers very well, especially in our qualifiers and this final. Many thanks to the Llangollen/Maelor club for the use of their excellent waters.  

5th: Fred Bainbridge

5th: Fred Bainbridge 

Reserve: Simon Robinson

Reserve: Simon Robinson

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