|Dates:||9th to 13th September (incl.)|
|Match date:||Friday 12th September|
||Hand Hotel, Llangollen|
Another convincing victory for AT Team England FF!!
1. England (94 fish) 175-9-2
2. Scotland (84 fish) 155-5-12
3. Wales (65 fish) 118-10-8
4. Ireland (51 fish) 90-2-0
Brown Bowl: Phil Dixon, England – (19 fish)
Full Results: iffa2014autumn
Phil Dixon (captain), Lee Bartlett, Paul Bebb, John Bowen, David Currie, Peter Elliott, Ryan Feber, André Gysler, John Hood, Tim Joyce, Michael Laycock, Gary Owen, Simon Robinson, Mark Rose & Paul Angell (manager).
Paul, our new Loch Style Manager for the Autumn International team reports: “After three days practice in light wind and often bright sunshine, the teams from the four home nations took to the water on match day, in overcast conditions with a slightly stronger breeze and a wind shift to a steady Southerly. The boats scattered to various parts of the lake, with many heading to the Northern end of the lake which had been producing fish all week. However, the change in conditions had obviously affected the fish, and soon boats were seen moving to other areas to try to locate fish that were willing to take, with varying degrees of success.
The England team tactics were to use Boobies, Dabblers, and foam-bodied Daddies on a variety of lines, according to the depth at which the fish were found on the day, popping the flies through the surface to start with, and holding on the hang at the end of the retrieve. Team captain Phil Dixon led by example, putting together a Brown Bowl winning score of 19 fish, eight more than his nearest rival, and was well supported by his team members who came in with a total of 94 fish, ten ahead of Scotland in second place, Wales with 64 in third, and Ireland with 51 in fourth.
I regard this as a great team performance, based on the sharing of knowledge and ideas to develop a winning strategy, and an outstanding captain’s performance to comfortably take the individual top position by Phil Dixon.
The team wish to thank all the sponsors of Team England Fly Fishing for their help and support, and particularly Craghoppers for supplying the team clothing for the event.”
Paul’s Bio: Age 59, a retired schoolteacher from the West Midlands with almost 40 years experience of fly fishing. I have represented England at Loch-Style 3 times between 2011-13, including captaining the side at the Lake of Menteith in 2013. In addition I am Chairman of “The Nomads” Flyfishing Club and act as an education advisor for the Countryside Alliance Fishing 4 Schools project