30th November – 8th December, State of Tasmania, Australia
The competition will be held over five days, one session per day, to enable sessions to be staged at the optimal fishing time for each day (e.g. to coincide with anticipated Mayfly hatches) and to enable a more relaxed programme.
There will be no official practice, instead the whole of Tasmania’s inland lakes and rivers (except those in use for the competition) will be available for practice, at no extra charge, for as long as is required.
Saturday 30th November: Check-in, Team Captains event briefing, Opening Parade & Opening Dinner
Sunday 1st December: Team practice on any waters other than the competition sectors
Monday 2nd December: Competition Session 1 – Lake & River
Tuesday 3rd December: Competition Session 2 – Lake & River
Wednesday 4th December: Competition Session 3 – Lake & River
Thursday 5th December: Competition Session 4 – Lake & River
Friday 6th December: Competition Session 5 – Lake & River
Saturday 7th December: Conservation Symposium, Medal Presentation, Gala Dinner & Prizes Presentation
Sector 1: Penstock Lagoon – Lake Boat Fishing
Sector 2: Meander River – River Fishing (wading)
Sector 3: Woods Lake – Lake Boat Fishing
Sector 4: Mersey River – River Fishing (wading)
Sector 5: Little Pine Lagoon – Lake Boat Fishing
AT TEFF will be represented by Howard Croston (captain), Tony Baldwin, Lee Bartlett, Steve Cullen, Mike Dixon & Bernie Maher (reserve)
Howard Croston commented “I have always been very proud to represent England as a competitor and am relishing the challenge of also taking on the role of fishing captain/manager for Tasmania, as with any WFFC it will be fiercely contested and down to the finest of margins. The host nation has made exceptional progress over the last few years in all aspects and will be favourites on their home waters along with the likely suspects of the top European teams and the constantly improving USA. That being said England’s strengths lie in boat fishing and this year’s format should suit our skill set well. We have a motivated team of skilled anglers, all bringing something different to the table that should hopefully let us push for a medal at this event.”
Ben Thompson of the Angling Trust said “Howard brings a wealth of experience and we have no doubt that the team are in the best possible hands. We have high hopes that under Howard’s leadership the team can head to Tasmania and compete for medals and we wish Howard, Lee and the squad the very best of luck.”
The AT TEFF team, who will be competing in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Tasmania later this year, have been given huge helping hand courtesy of Veniard.
The English company, one the oldest fly tying brands in the UK, have put together a massive box of fly tying materials in order to give the team all their fly tying supplies ready for the event.
Everything has been covered to ensure that the team has all the necessary materials to hand, from hooks to hair and everything in between. Veniard has supplied the lot and in big numbers so that the team don’t run low on all the essentials.
The bumper package has even been shipped over for the team with all documentation done and dusted by the fly tying wholesaler.
The World Fly Fishing Championships run from 30th November – 8th December in State of Tasmania, Australia. The competition will be held over five days, one session per day, to enable sessions to be staged at the optimal fishing time for each day.
AT TEFF will be represented by Howard Croston (captain/manager), Tony Baldwin, Lee Bartlett, Steve Cullen, Mike Dixon & Bernie Maher (reserve).