Southern Fly Fishers

Alan Tonge
18 Goodwood Way
SN14 0SY

Tel: 01249 460401

2015-16 Rivers Qualifiers (for 2016 Rivers National)

Saturday 24th October – River Test, Broadlands Estate

Organiser: Simon Lucas, 48 Pembury Close, Lordshill, Southampton SO16 8HE Tel: 02380 394225

Overall Results: 1. Howard Croston 2. Cameron Craigs 3. Adam Sinclair 4. Malcolm Hunt 5. Lewis Hendrie 6. Andy Ford –

Results: Broadlands qualifier results 2015



2014-15 Rivers Qualifiers (for 2015 Rivers National)

The following dates have already been booked:

Saturday 25th October 2014 – River Test, Broadlands Estate – Overall Results: 1. Ben Bangham 2. Adam Stafford 3. Julian Erbsloeh 4. Robert Brown 5. Lewis Hendrie 6. Sylwester Mantyrwicz

Session Results: results 2014

Overall Results: overall placings 2014

Saturday 7th February 2015 – River Test, Wherwell – Overall Results (AT TEFF confirmed): 1. Andy Croucher 2. Sylwester Mantyrwicz 3. Peter Buckey 4. Robert Brown 5. Martin Burgess 6. Howard Croston

Results (Southern FF): Wherwell Results 7th feb 2015

Overall Results (AT TEFF confirmed): Qualifier south

Organiser: Simon Lucas, 48 Pembury Close, Larkhill, Southampton, SO16 8HE  Tel: 02380 394225  Email:

2014 AGM

This was held on Sunday 9th February, where the decision was made to continue as before, and review the situation in October/November in the light of AT TEFF developments. Loch-style and rivers qualifiers will take place as normal.

2014 Loch-style qualifier

Sunday 18th May – Chew Valley

Results: 1. John Bowen 2. Gary Haskins 3. Will Lear 4. Richard Wood 5. Mark Glass

Full Results: SFF Qualifier results 2014

2013-14 Rivers Qualifiers (for 2014 Rivers National)

Saturday 26th October – River Test, Broadlands Estate – Results: (Morning) 1st Ben Bangham 2nd Lindsay Simpson 3rd Andy McMahon (Afternoon) 1st Graham Lumsdon 2nd Robert Brown 3rd Charles Jardine – Full Results: Broadlands Results

Saturday 8th February – River Test, Wherwell – Results: (Morning) 1st Lee Bartlett 2nd Graham Lumsdon 3rd Martin Burgess (Afternoon) 1st Tony Baldwin 2nd Howard Croston 3rd Andy Deacon – Full Results: Wherwell Results 8th Feb 2014 Report: Wherwell Report2014

2013 AGM

The Southern FF AGM was held in the Sportfish Lecture Room, Haywards Farm,  Station Road, Theale, RG7 4AS, on Sunday 24th February 2013.

More information: AGM Calling Letter

2013 Loch-style qualifiers

Two separate qualifiers.

Sunday 14th April – Bewl Water – 19 fished: 1st John Pearn 2nd Paul Lee 3rd Lindsay Simpson 4th Clive Perkins 5th Bill Rankin – Full Results Bewl2013resultssheet

Sunday 19th May – Chew Valley Lake

Alan Tonge reports that the Southern Fly Fishers enjoyed a fantastic day for fishing with the fish hard on the feed. A lot of overwintered, hard fighting fish were caught. This was the first time they tried a split Catch & Kill/Catch & Release format and it seemed to work well. Conditions were bright with a slight breeze which allowed a lot of floating line use. The majority of the fish were close in to the banks with Wick and Herons being the productive areas.

38 fished: 1st Dale Burgess (12 fish) 43-0-0 – 2nd Mark Withyman (12 fish) 42-5-0 –    3rd Mark Miles (12 fish) 42-1-0 – 4th Martin Burgess (12 fish) 41-15-0 – 5th Gary Haskins (12 fish) 41-5-0

Full Results: chewresultstestbw

Other 2013 events:

Spring Match – Theale – Sunday 7th April

Pond Fishing – Wherwell – Saturday 29th June

Southern FF Championships – Blagdon – Sunday 7th July

Quad Match – Blagdon – Sunday 1st September

River qualifiers (for 2014 Rivers National)

River Qualifier 1, River Test, Broadlands, Saturday 26th October 2013

River Qualifier 2, River Test, Wherwell, Saturday 8th February 2014

2013 River qualifiers

River Qualifier 1, Lower Itchen, Saturday 13th October 2012 – CANCELLED

River Qualifier 2, River Test, Wherwell, Saturday 16th February 2013

Entry Fee £40 Cheques payable to ‘SFF’. Organiser: Simon Lucas, 48 Pembury Close, Larkhill, Southampton, SO16 8HE  Tel: 02380 394225  Email:

Full Results: wherwell qual results 2013

2012 Loch-style qualifiers

Two separate qualifiers.

Sunday 15th April – Bewl Water – Entry Form: ENTRY FORM Bewl

Chew  Qualifier, Sunday 20th May

On a hard day where there were only 2 limits and nobody blanked, the winner of the SFF Chew qualifier was John Braithwaite with 8 fish for 28lb 11oz (including Time Bonus). Biggest Fish of the day was a 5lb 2oz Rainbow falling to 4th placed Tony Hill. 104 fish were caught at an average of 4 per rod and an average weight of 2lb 15oz.

Full Results: chew qualifier

Spring Match

Sunday 1st April – Haywards Farm – Entry Form: ENTRY FORM spring

Pond Fishing

Saturday 16th June – Wherwell – Entry Form: ENTRY FORM pond

Southern FF Championships

Sunday 8th July – Bewl Water – Entry Form: ENTRY FORM champs

Wherwell Rivers Qualifier, Saturday 4th February 2012.

Under new management, entrants to the SFF Wherwell qualifier arrived to find that the temperature reading was minus 10!! The River Keeper duly arrived to open up and found the gas regulators frozen for the cooker and heating gas frozen solid – Oh Joy.

Briefing completed, the anglers headed off briskly (not sure if this was enthusiasm or just a means to get warm!).

The morning session was traditionally slow – with the exception of Howard Croston, who led the way with 23 fish, including the biggest fish of the day at 46cm.

The afternoon was more prolific, Richard Wood in first place with 25 fish and two other anglers catching over twenty each.

Total fish landed for the morning session was 54, the afternoon being even more productive with 93 landed.

Results: Wherwell Results 4th Feb 2012

Lower Itchen Rivers Qualifier, Saturday 8th October. Cameron Craigs won the morning session with 19 grayling for 877 pts, ahead of Baz Reece with 14 for 674 pts. The afternoon was won by Jay Curry with 18 grayling for 864 pts, with Martin Bailey in second place with 14 for 636 pts. Best fish was a 39cm grayling to Andy Croucher.

Full Results Itchen Results

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