Elite Performance Programmme

2019 Elite Performance Programme Invite List

Eligible Anglers: Fred Bainbridge, John Ball, Tony Baldwin, Ben Bangham, Iain Barr, Lee Bartlett, Alex Bobba, Dennis Buck, Andy Cliffe, Richard Cobbledick, Stuart Crofts, Andy Croucher, Howard Croston, Steve Cullen, Tony Curtis, Paul Davison, Andrew Dixon, Mike Dixon, Phil Dixon, Oliver Edwards, John Emerson, Harry Fox, Simon Gawsworth, Andrew Gooding, David Grove, Mark Harrison, Lewis Hendrie, Mike Heritage, Jeremy Herrmann, John Horsey, Chris Howitt, Simon Kidd, Paul Lee, John Lindsey, Jeremy Lucas, Bernie Maher, Keith McAdam, Bill McHarg, Scott Nellins, Carl Nixon, Davey Parker, Terry Phillips, Baz Reece, Simon Robinson, Andrew Scott, Brian Thomas, Mike Tinnion, John Tyzack & Gilliaum Vermeulen. 

Full List: 2019 Elite Performance Programme Invite List

Eligible anglers must declare their intention to join the programme before Sunday 16th December 2018 via email to kirsty.marshall@anglingtrust.net. Anyone not adhering to this deadline will not be accepted onto the programme.

Anglers must be a current member of the Angling Trust to participate.

Once all anglers have declared their interest an invitation will be issued to book your ticket via the events booking system: www.anglingtrustevents.net/game.

Entries open 7th January 2019 10:00am & close 8th February 2019 23:59pm. Entries will not be accepted after this date. Entry fee is £150.00 per angler.

Please see below for the confirmed dates, venues & costs for 2019. Event 3 price still tbc & Event 5 date & price tbc but will be announced as soon as we have them confirmed.

Event 1: River Dee, Llangollen – 1st & 2nd March 2019 – £15.00 per day (Free for members of Llangollen Maelor Angling. Reciprocal tickets & Hand Hotel complimentary tickets are not allowed to be used for matches.)
Event 2: Ellerdine Lakes – 3rd March 2019 – £20.00 per day
Event 3: River Ure, Bolton Hall – 26th & 27th April 2019 – £30 per rod for the two days
Event 4: Stocks Fly Fishery – 28th April 2019 – £30.00 per day
Event 5: River Annan, Hoddom – 18th & 19th May 2019 – £12 per day (dependent on 20 anglers participating, so may vary slightly)

Fishing fees payable on day 1 of each event

6 sets of results
3 x river events: Dee, Ure & Annan
1 x bank: Ellerdine
2 x boat: Stocks (2 x 3 hour sessions)

The top 10 anglers will qualify for selection to World or European teams for 2020, please view the Selection Policy for clarity on how teams are selected before entering the programme.

Full details here: https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/235/epp-2019


2018 Elite Performance Programme – Final Results

A full report will follow but for now here are the Final Results of this year’s AT TEFF Elite Performance Programme, run to select the ten anglers who will represent AT Team England in the 2019 World and European Championships.

Full Results: AT TEFF Elite Performance Programme 2018 Results


Initial Proposal

For the last 12 months AT TEFF have been considering a new approach  to help Team England achieve its goal of becoming the number one fly fishing nation in the world. We have developed the following proposal that would see significant changes to the current competition structure.

The Elite Performance Programme would cover the three principle disciplines of Fips-Mouche Championships; River, Boat and Bank. Fips-Mouche rules and scoring system will be adopted and placing points will be aggregated to build a league table. Our intention is to hold heats at suitable venues throughout England between November and July each year for selection into the following year’s teams.

The conclusion of the 2017/18 programme will provide AT TEFF with teams for the 2019 World Championship in Tasmania and the European Championship in Montenegro.

The proposal has been published on the website to provide anglers with an insight to the current thinking, it is for information purposes only, at this stage it is only a proposal and AT TEFF will make a final decision in due course



Ben Thompson, Senior Competitions & Performance Manager, Angling Trust

AT TEFF Elite Performance Programme explained: Elite Perforemance Programme explained FINAL

AT TEFF Elite Performance Programme fact sheet: AT TEFF Elite Performance Programme Fact Sheet FINAL

AT TEFF International Committee (AT TEFFIC) Selection Policy: AT TEFFIC Selection Policy FINAL