Five Nations

2017 5 Nations Championship, Clitheroe, Lancs, England

Results:

  1. France – 57 Total Placings – 30 Fish – Longest Fish 499.0 – 207500 Fish Points
  2. England Red – 65 Total Placings – 25 Fish – Longest Fish 474.0 – 167520 Fish Points
  3. Ireland A – 69 Total Placings – 21 Fish – Longest Fish 477.0 – 150020 Fish Points
  4. England Blue – 74 Total Placings – 28 Fish – Longest Fish 515.0 – 203040 Fish Points
  5. Scotland A – 83 Total Placings – 15 Fish – Longest Fish 480.0 – 110720 Fish Points
  6. Ireland B – 91 Total Placings – 16 Fish – Longest Fish 490.0 – 107360 Fish Points
  7. Ireland C – 106 Total Placings – 9 Fish – Longest Fish 490.0 – 62680 Fish Points
  8. Scotland B – 106 Total Placings – 7 Fish – Longest Fish 485.0 – 58480 Fish Points

Top Individual: Campbell Baird (Ireland A) – 7 Fish – Longest Fish 469.0 – 54200 Fish Points – 8 Placing Points

Full Results: 2017 5N Fly Fishing Championship Results

Jeremy Lucas also covers this event here>>

A 21-minute video courtesy of Troutwatch

AT TEFF would like thank the IV Five Nations Championships sponsor – Cortland Line Co

 

 

Controllers required for Five Nations Championship

AT Team England Fly Fishing are inviting volunteers to support the forthcoming 5 Nations Fly Fishing Championships

Stocks Fishery & River Ribble – 19th & 20th July 2017

Boatmen and controllers are required between 08.00-19.00 to control, measure and record fish during boat, bank and river sessions.

£35 per day is payable to cover expenses and lunch is included.

Accommodation is available at Waddow Hall at discounted rates and tickets are available for the gala dinner.

This is an ideal opportunity to watch international fly fishers on our home waters.

To get involved or find out more information please context Paul Page on 07768854849 or email william@wpage.fslife.co.uk or give your details to Ben Dobson at Stocks

Poster: Boatman poster v1

 

AT TEFF Squad announced for 5 Nations

The Angling Trust reports: Angling Trust Team England Fly Fishing has announced the squad for the IV 5 Nations competition, sponsored by Cortland, which will be held in England from 16th – 21st July 2017.

England will have two teams competing in the event which will be held at Stocks Reservoir and the River Ribble. Teams from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium have also been invited to participate.

Following England’s recent review of their approach to the 5 Nations event, the England teams will contain a blend of anglers with experience of World or European FIPS-Mouche events, anglers with experience of IFFA Home Internationals and younger anglers who are showing potential to succeed in the international arena.

England Blue will be captained by three-time former European team member Tony Baldwin, who will be joined by Mark Withyman and youngsters Tom Gott and Tom Speak.

England Red will be led by the vastly experienced World and European team member Simon Kidd and supported by Carl Nixon, Harry Fox and Tom Bird. Mark Harrison will complete the squad as the official reserve.

England manager Paul Davison  image-8060-452-auto-both-both-85-5said: “I’m delighted with the squad we have chosen for my first competition as manager. We have a great blend of experienced and up and coming anglers and the 5 Nations event provides us with the opportunity to develop our skill sets in a FIPS-Mouche style competition. The planning and preparation has already begun, Stocks is a venue the team and myself know well and we will be going all out to win the event.”

2017 will be the first time England have hosted this event, Ireland played host in 2015 and 2016 while Scotland hosted the inaugural event in 2013, an event where Team England swept the board claiming team gold and silver while individual honours followed for Robert Brown and Paul Lee as they took gold and bronze respectively. England will be looking to repeat that feat when the nations descend upon Waddow Hall in July.

AT TEFF 5 Nations Policy

This policy statement outlines AT TEFF approach to eligibility and selection of team to represent England in the 5 Nations competition.

The 5 Nations competition presents an opportunity for England to enter multiple teams to compete in an event fished to FIPS-Mouche rules. AT TEFF will use this opportunity to further develop current international anglers and anglers under the age of 30 who are showing potential to go to represent England in European and World teams in the future.

The team(s) will contain a balance of current or past performers in World or European competition, anglers with experience of representing England in Home Internationals river, bank or loch style competitions and young anglers who are showing potential and competing in rivers nationals plus one of either bank or loch style.

Basic minimum eligibility criteria will govern selection to the team(s)

  1. Over age of 30
  • Must have minimum of 1 cap in either Rivers, Loch Style or Bank Home International plus current competitor in a minimum of one other National (different from the discipline they have achieved a cap).

2. Under age of 30

  • Must be competing in Rivers National plus either Loch Style National or Bank National

The 5 Nations manager will nominate team(s) to represent England in the forthcoming 5 Nations competition at the Team England Fly Fishing International Committee meeting at the start of the year. The manager will present the proposed selection to committee for scrutiny and approval.

Anglers selected to represent England in this competition will be awarded a cap however, this cap will not count towards eligibility or consideration for selection to World or European teams.

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(pdf) at-teff-5-nations-policy

 

 

Paul Davison named Team England Five Nations Manager

 image-8060-452-auto-both-both-85-5The Angling Trust reports: The Angling Trust has announced that experienced international angler Paul Davison has been appointed as the manager of England’s 5 Nations team and will take up the role with immediate effect.

Paul has represented England on 12 occasions, once in FIPS Mouche World Championships, twice in FIPS Mouche European Championships, twice in the Commonwealth, twice in IFFA Rivers and on five occasions in IFFA Loch Style internationals.

Paul will bring a vast amount of expertise to the role and his first task as manager will be to prepare the team to compete in the 5 Nations, a competition England will host in June.

Paul Davison said “I’ve been a serious competition angler for the past 35 years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve represented my country at most levels and I’m very proud of my achievements with Team England.

“I feel the time is right for me to put something back into a sport that has given me so much joy. I can’t wait to get started and I’m looking forward to helping team and individuals achieve their goals.”

 

2016 Five Nations Championships

No AT TEFF team was submitted for this event due to a vacant managerial position. England will not host the 2016 competition, The ambition is to submit a team for future competitions.

 

2015 Five Nations Championships

AT Team England FF finished 4th in the ‘5 Nations Competition’, behind Belgium 1, Ireland 3, and Scotland 1. This event was held at Ballyvourney, Ireland, from 13th to 18th July 2015. image-6464-452-auto-both-both-85-5

1. Scotland 1  (115 trout) 53 Team placings 65720 Team points

2. Ireland 3 (104 trout) 70 Team placings 59540 Team points

3. Belgium 1 (85 trout) 73 Team placings 49640 Team points

4. England (86 fish) 75 Team placings 49040 Team points

Individual Gold – Ben Bangham (England) 34 trout 7 Placings 18700 Points IMGP1429

The Team representing Team England was:

Ben Bangham

Martin Burgess

Andy Cliffe

Jay Curry

Stuart Wardle (Development Coach and Manager) IMGP1434

The competition was fished to FIPS Mouche rules over 4 sessions on the following venues:

Loch Lein (Boat – 2 sessions)

Gouganebarra Lake (Bank – 1 session)

River Allow (River – 1 session)

Congratulations to Scotland, Ben and the rest of AT Team England. DSC_0502

Team Manager Stuart Wardle commented: ‘What a great venue. TAFI provided fantastic hospitality, great venues and great fishing to make this a really fantastic competition. AT Team England use the 5 Nations as a development opportunity for developing International anglers and the Team worked hard together to produce a very credible performance finishing only 2 placing points off a podium place. The icing on the cake was Individual Gold for Ben Bangham of Team England, with only 7 placing points it illustrates a very consistent performance from Ben and a credit that is shared amongst all the team and brings some reward back to England.’

‘A BIG thank you goes to the Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland (TAFI) for the organisation, the controllers, the clubs and venues and hosts, and also to the Mills Inn for looking after us all so well.’  

Full Report: 5 Nations 2015 Report template for Competitions

 

2014 Five Nations Championships

Stirling, Scotland, 8th-9th August anglingfest

Top 3 Teams:

1.England B 58 fish 47700 fish pts 79 place pts

2. England A 59 fish 46580 fish pts 79 place pts

3. Scotland A 53 fish 45180 fish pts 80 place pts

AT TEFF England B with Manager Alan Jenkins & Stuart Wardle - Team Gold

AT TEFF England B with Manager Alan Jenkins & Stuart Wardle – Team Gold

This competition took place on Friday-Saturday 8th-9th August, and was fished under FIPS-Mouche rules. Programme:  5N Provisional Programme – FINAL The two boat venues were Lake of Menteith and Loch Carron, with the two rivers the Carron and the Devon. Practice waters were the River Clyde and the Endrick Water. The eight anglers representing AT TEFF were: Terry Phillips, Robert Brown, Graham Lumsdon, Tony Fox, Ben Bangham, Paul Lee, Steve Cullen & Harry Fox.

AT TEFF England A - Team Silver

AT TEFF England A – Team Silver

Alan Jenkins, AT TEFF Manager reports: The first ever 5 Nations Fly Fishing Competition proved a great success as part of the Stirling International Angling Festival. The Competition attracted multiple teams from France, Ireland, England, Scotland and one team with competitors from both Belgium and Luxembourg. The event was fished at four venues – the River Carron, the River Devon, Carron Valley Fishery and the Lake of Menteith.

Robert Brown Individual Winner - Gold

Robert Brown Individual Winner – Gold

Team England B took Gold with Team England A taking Silver and Team Scotland A collecting a very creditable bronze. The medal team results are here 5N Top 3 Teams 2014

The Individual Gold was won by Robert Brown – England A, with Silver going to Kenny Riddell – Scotland A, and Bronze to Paul Lee – England B. The full individual results are here 5N Leader Board 2014

The success of the event was only made possible by the support from local clubs and fisheries who allowed the use of their waters for both competition and practice. Thanks must also go to the large number of volunteer controllers, officials and sector supervisors, who gave up their time to help make this event such a success. The feedback from the competitors was full of praise for the venues and the enthusiasm and helpfulness of the volunteers.

Paul Lee Individual Third -Bronze

Paul Lee Individual Third – Bronze

It has been some time since England Fly Fishing entered two teams A & B to compete in Internationals. A decision to decide who fished in which team wasn’t that difficult as all eight anglers have equal angling abilities. Both teams all agreed from the beginning the only way was to ensure they all shared flies methods and tactics, both teams worked as one with the results showing AT TEFF winning the Gold and Silver medals and Individual Gold and Bronze.

I must say it was an honour and privilege to act as team manager to a great team of anglers, with such talent it bodes well for AT TEFF for future Internationals both at home and World and European championships.

My sincere thanks to SANA and Gillies Breckenridge and all those involved for their assistance in this inaugural International competition.

The event next year will be held in Ireland.

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