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The International Fly Fishing Association website has the results of all of the Loch Style and Rivers Home Internationals going back to 1928.

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Credits: These images and files were originally collated and archived over many months by Sean Cutting, Mevell Web Design, for the website of the Confederation of English Fly Fishers (the forerunner of Angling Trust Team England Fly Fishing). They incorporate images and reports supplied by many contributors, including Iain Barr, Bob Church, John Horsey, Steve Horsey, Steve Thornton, and many others.

Links to the Full Results are via the website of the International Fly Fishing Association (IFFA) the body set up to co-ordinate and manage international fly fishing competitions between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Pre-1975

International loch-style matches between England and Scotland were originally held once a year at Loch Leven, Kinross, Scotland, from 1928 to 1931.

In 1932 the first home international, between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, was held, also on Loch Leven, with annual matches continuing to be held here until 1970 (with a break between 1940 and 1949).

In 1971 it was agreed that two matches would be held each year, with the venue rotating round each of the countries, a practice that still continues.

Until 1972 the England team had been selected from members of the England Fly Fishing Association (EFFA), a body that continues to exist to this day (EFFA website).

Following the resignation of the EFFA committee in September 1972, a ‘President’s Select’ team took part in the international matches for 1973 and Spring 1974, with an ‘England Select’ team in Autumn 1974. With the formation of the Confederation of English Fly Fishers, CEFF England teams, selected through eliminators, took part from 1975 onwards.

Annual Rivers Home Internationals first took place in 1992, with Bank Home Internationals added in 2010.

1975-1990

1975-1976

1977

1978-1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1984 World Championships

1985

1986

1987

1987 World Championships

1988

1988 World Championships

1989

1990

1990 World Championships

1991-2000

1991

1992

1993

1993 World Championships

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1998 World Championships

1999

1999 European Championships

1999 World Championships

2000

2001-2010

2001

2001 World Championships

2002

2003

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2007

2008

2009

2010

 

2011 SPRING MATCH

Country: SCOTLAND
Venue: Loch of Harray
Dates: 7th to 11th June (incl.)
Match date: Friday 10th June
Accommodation: The Ayre Hotel, Orkney

For more information visit the Orkney Trout Fishing Association site.

Team :

John Horsey (manager)

Clive Collier (captain)
John Calvert
Andy Croucher
Harry Fox
Andy Haskins
John Horsey
Paul Kitchen
Keith McAdam
Jim McGonigle
Si Morris
Lloyd Pallett
Leigh Pond
Alan Williams
David Wortley
Bob Shaw (reserve)

Full Match Results

Full Match Report

2011 AUTUMN MATCH

Country: ENGLAND
Venue: Grafham Water
Dates: 20th to 24th September (incl.)
Match date: 23rd September
Accommodation: Wyboston Lakes Conference and Training Centre

Richard Slater (manager)

Ed Foster (captain)
Paul Angell
Fred Bainbridge
Iain Barr
Mike Cocks
David Currie
Tom Davis
Nick Dunn
Pete Kempton
Nikki Long
Paddy Mounter
Carl Nixon
Baz Reece
Paul Shaw

England secured a convincing victory in the Autumn International on Friday 23rd September, finishing 29 fish in front of second-placed Scotland.

Although the moderate South Westerly wind repeated the pattern seen for much of the week, the promising cloud cover which welcomed competitors at the start of the match rapidly thinned out to give harsh, bright conditions.

Despite covering the whole reservoir intensively during practice, at the gun nearly all boats headed for an area between G Buoy and the Willows to the North end of the Dam.

England’s Nikki Long got off to a good start, boating five fish within the first ninety minutes. Although the deteriorating weather conditions might have favoured pulling, it was noticeable how the numbers of those figure-of-eighting on floater or midge-tip increased during the morning.

Drifts around D Buoy produced fish early, with Iain Barr having two productive drifts there, but in the afternoon G Buoy and the Jetty switched on, where he continued to catch.

Iain finished as top English rod with 16 fish for 37-6-4, later remarking, “It’s the first time I’ve gone out at the start of a major competition with a floating line…The fish wanted it very slowly, almost static, I think many anglers were moving the flies too quickly”.

Iain’s performance was only eclipsed by Wales’ David Hoppe, who took the Brown Bowl with a stunning 18 fish for 39-10-6. Graham Watson, former England loch-style team manager and his boatman for the day, commented, “This was probably the best display of nymph angling I’ve ever seen”.

Team captain Ed Foster, who himself landed a dozen fish, paid glowing tributes to his team for a consistent performance throughout the practice and the match. Nikki Long finished with 13 fish, Mike Cocks had 9, while new caps Carl Nixon and Tom Davis both landed 8 fish, a great start for their first international! Congratulations to the whole squad, and particularly team manager Richard Slater.

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1. England       (105 fish)   229-6-10

2. Scotland               (76)      168-8-6

3. Wales                   (62)     137-8-10

4. Ireland                 (34)       79-13-2

Brown Bowl – David Hoppe (Wales) 18 fish for 39-10-6

(Images courtesy of Cliff Waters, Fishypics)

Full results 2011 Autumn International results

England Team Manager Richard Slater’s report (courtesy of Mid-Northants TFA)

Video of the march down to the boats courtesy of Martin Introna. Stirring stuff!

2011

2011 Greys Bank National Finals

Individual Final, Saturday 8th October

1. Phil Dixon

2. Simon Robinson

3. Terry Phillips

4. Dean Appleby

5. Mark Harrison

6. Jim Tuck

Full Results: Greys individual Results

2011 Team Final, Sunday 9th October

1. Hardy Greys (Phil Dixon, Fred Bainbridge, Howard Croston)

2. Cortland Cats (Simon Robinson, Andrew Scott, Dave Parker)

3. Triple A’s (Peter Appleby, Glen Appleby, Dean Appleby)

Full Results: Greys Team Finals

2011 Organisers.

Southern… Alan Tonge alan.tonge@tiscali.co.uk
Northern… Jim Tuck…jimtuckfisherman@hotmail.co.uk

Competition Secretary.. Fred Bainbridge yorkshirefly1@yahoo.co.uk

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