2018 Rivers National – R. Eden – Appleby AA water – Thurs 27th – Fri 28th September 2018

32 anglers will compete in the AT TEFF River National Final, which will be held on the River Eden on Thursday 27th & Friday 28th September. 

The match will be held on Appleby Angling Association water over two beats. Beat 1 from Crooks Beck to Mill Beck in the Sandford area. Beat 2 will begin at Holme Farm and end at Hoff Beck, Appleby.

In both these events (and in any practice days) TEFF rules will apply (see below). The top 5 anglers will form the team, with 6th place as reserve, to represent England in the 2019 Rivers Home International on the River Agivey in Ireland from 3rd to 6th July 2019.

Participation is by qualification only (through Rivers National Qualifiers), and full details of entry procedure and timetable have been sent to all participants.

Confirmed Participants

Alex Adams – Fred Bainbridge – Andrew Baker – Tony Baldwin – Jonathan Barnes – Simon Caddy – Simon Clarke – Cameron Craigs – Andrew Croucher – Julian Curry – Andrew Deacon – Michael Dixon – Paul Fairhurst – Andy Ford – Tony Fox – Andrew Green – Michael Heritage – Tom Hunt – Graham Kennerley – Mark Lynch – Christopher Micallef – Kevin Moran – Carl Nixon – Baz Reece – Christopher Richardson – Paul Runec – Peter Scholes – Adam Sinclair – Derek Spry – Adam Stafford – Mark Thomas – Mark Withyman

Reserves

Peter Cook – Harry Fox – Stan Moore – Andy Taylor – Dave Wiltshire

Cost & Practice Tickets

Entry fee £95 (includes fishing fees, food and admin. Appleby AA members can apply for a refund of the £40 fishing tickets.)

Practice permits: £10 from Pigneys Hardware Store, Chapel Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland

Note: Final day for practice is Sunday 16th September (inclusive). No further fishing on National beats by finalists is allowed.

Entry Information

All entries via the online Angling Trust Booking System at

https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/221/national-rivers-final

Tickets Open: 10:00 on 23rd August

Tickets Close: 16:00 on 14th September

Note: 1. Entries after the closing date will not be accepted and your place will be allocated to a reserve

2. You must be an individual member of AT before 16th September, or you will not be allowed to compete

There are two different ways to book your ticket, depending on whether you are an individual Angling Trust member at the point of booking. (Full details in correspondence sent to all qualifiers).

In any event, in order to fish this National Final, participants must become a member of Angling Trust before 16th September, and agree to abide by the competition rules of AT-TEFF & fishery rules.

Timetable

Tuesday 25th September

18:00 Draw for Groups and Priority Number at Tufton Arms – all welcome

Thursday 27th September

07:30-07:45 Registration at Broad Close Car Park

07.45 Briefing

08:00 Departure for am sessions

09:30-11:00 Session 1

11:00-12:30 Session 2

13:00-13:30 Return to Broad Close Car Park. Submit score cards and change over

13:30 Depart for pm sessions

15:00-16:30 Session 3

16:30-18:00 Session 4

18:30-19:30 Return to Broad Close Car Park. Submit score cards

19:45 – Day 1 Results available Tufton Arms

Friday 28th September

07:30-07:45 Check in at Broad Close Car Park

07.45 Briefing

08:00 Departure for am sessions

09:30-11:00 Session 5

11:00-12:30 Session 6

13:00-13:30 Return to Broad Close Car Park. Submit score cards and change over

13:30 Depart for pm sessions

15:00-16:30 Session 7

16:30-18:00 Session 8

18:30-19:30 Return to Broad Close Car Park. Submit score cards

19:45 – Supper at Tufton Arms

19:45 – Day 2 & Final Results

Draw

The Draw splits the 32 finalists into 4 groups – A, B, C, D. These groups then fish two sessions and control two sessions on each day. The Draw also identifies a Priority Number, which establishes the precedence that a finalist has over his fellow group members at the start of sessions 1, 3, 5 & 7 to select his start position within his beat. This Priority Number can be used up to 20 mins of the start time for these sessions.

Beat Map & Rules

Fishing will be to ATTEFF International Competition Rules and those Rule Modifications listed below. Copies of the rules are available on this website, but the main points will be briefed on the day.  Fishery rules, beat info and parking areas available via interactive map at:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?hl=en&mid=1rySpUIpsTZFMdG31dZ0GiD-2Q694Mo8k&ll=54.5357136245043%2C-2.4144004296076673&z=15

Rule Modifications

1. Trout and Grayling

2. Size Limit – minimum 18cm

3. In both the Final (and in any practice days), ATTEFF rules and these Modifications apply.

4. The use of the ‘bung’ is strictly banned, any form of foam or cork bodied indicator fly is not allowed.

5. Dry flies used in methods such as trio and duo should be flies that can reasonably be expected to take a fish.

6. ‘Shuffling’ is to be completely avoided.

7. Controllers and Competitors are allowed to cross the river at the official crossing points only. i.e. Blacksyke bridge at Sandford; Stepping Stones at Crackenthorpe; and the cattle grid upstream of the Stepping Stones.

8. Fish have to be netted whilst the fish is in the water. Under no circumstances should a fish be “Aerialised”.

 

This event will be run and administered by Jeremy Lucas, Paul Page and Baz Reece. If you have any questions please contact Baz on 07811 560383.

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