QUALIFIERS – NEW DATES
Sunday 20th June 2021 – Blagdon Lake (max rods 36)
Sunday 12th September 2021 – Rutland (max rods 60)
Sunday 26th September 2021 – Draycote Water (max rods 60)
There is no limit on the number of qualifiers that you can enter.
Sunday 10th October 2021 – Draycote Water
ALL THE ABOVE WILL BE SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AT THE TIME.
Due to the 2021 AT TEFF Loch Style National being cancelled, and the 2019 team rolling over to 2022, there will instead be a series of Loch Style Fundraisers held this year.
The proposal is to hold a series of individual loch-style matches to raise funds for TEFF, and hence support financially all our teams going forward. These matches will be held across the country at large reservoirs, as listed below.
Each event will have cash first, second and third prizes calculated, depending upon the entry levels but will be 30% of the entry fee broken down as follows: 50% first, 30% second and 20% third. Prize money will be sent via BACS from the Angling Trust after the event – AT will be in touch the week following the event via email.
Approximately 1 in 5 anglers from each event will also be eligible to fish a ‘Final’ later in the season, with the winner again receiving a cash first prize with cash for second and third places as above. The winner of the final will be awarded the title of ‘AT-TEFF Loch-Style Champion 2021’ and will also receive an inscribed silver salver. (Not ‘National Champion’ as that title is reserved for the official Qualifier and Final process for team places and will be fished for hopefully next year.)
To achieve this, we need your full help and support. This is an ideal time to introduce some of your non-competitive friends to the joys of competitive loch-style fishing.
RULES & FORMAT
Matches will be fished to full international rules on a full catch and release basis using debarbed or barbless flies throughout. Boobies and FABS will be allowed. No roly-poly retrieve. See full rules at bottom of this section.
First 3 fish will be time-recorded by your boat partner on a card, then the remaining fish are recorded on the same card, up to a maximum of 30 fish in total. No time bonus will be applied. The winner will be the angler who catches the most fish in the 8 hour match. Ties will be decided by the time of the first, second and third fish caught.
This process was ‘trialled’ at a fundraiser at Draycote in September 2020 and went very well. All Covid-19 rules were enforced and followed to ensure the safety of all competitors and officials and fishery staff.
There is no requirement to be an AT member to enter these events.
Please give these events your full support. This is the only income stream that TEFF has. All monies raised will be using to support the teams or provide cash prizes (after admin expenses for local organisers who often do not claim). If you qualify for one of the teams in future these funds may help you financially and you may even win a cash prize at one of the matches or the final. (Cash prizes will be sent by BACS after the event).
We look forward to seeing you all on the day.
HOW TO ENTER
Entries will open Thursday 1st April 2021 at 10.30am
Book here: www.anglingtrust.net/competitions
All match fishing times: 10am to 6pm. Sign in by 9.15am.
Entry cost is broken down as follows:
Entry Fee £35.00
Admin Fee £3.00
Fishing Fee varies – see individual qualifiers for cost.
AT TEFF Loch Style Fundraiser Rules : https://anglingtrust.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/AT-TEFF-Loch-Style-Fundraiser-Rules-v1.pdf