AT TEFF Fundraiser, Draycote Water, Sun 27th Sept: Results & Report

The Angling Trust reports: Results from today’s AT TEFF fundraiser at Draycote Water. Congratulations to John Hardy who caught 18 fish to finish in first position.
24 anglers caught 168 fish for a rod average of 7. Many thanks to Ifor Jones and the team at Draycote: Tom, Alan and Lloyd for hosting the match. Draycote was on fine form despite a cold north westerly wind. Thank you to Chris Bobby for helping with the results.

Match Report: A cold north-westerly wind greeted the 24 anglers at Draycote Water for Sunday’s AT-TEFF Fundraiser.
Many of the anglers had practiced in the lead up to the competition and when the claxon sounded to start the match most of the boats headed to Dunns Bay and Biggin Bay.


The match was fished to full catch and release with anglers recording the time of the first three fish caught. Anthony Smith was first to catch at 10:05 closely followed by John Hardy at 10:07, with John taking his second and third fish by 10:37.
The field continued to do long drifts from Dunns, Biggin and Lin Croft Point with the occasional boat doing short drifts along Farborough Bank.


At 1pm most of the boats had caught fish but it was boat 5 with Stephen Peart and John Hardy which had seen the most action with John having caught 12 and Stephen four. There were other anglers who had also caught well. Tony Baldwin, Frank Sumnall, Pablo Mullings, and Tony Fox were all on seven and still in with a chance at just after the half-way point.


Despite the bright conditions the fish were holding high in the water and floating or tip lines along with slow and fast glass intermediates were the main line of attack.
The competition ended at 5pm. 168 fish were caught by the 24 anglers giving a rod average of seven. In first place was John Hardy with 18 fish. John fished a slow glass line with two size 14 FAB’s with two Hare’s Ear Nymphs. This was the same tactic that saw him take first place the week before at Grafham in the AT Loch Style Autumn Series Match.

First place saw John win £120. Second place went to Frank Sumnall. Frank fished in the mouth of Dunns Bay to take most of his 12 fish. Frank’s second place finish saw him win £90. Three anglers caught 11 fish and therefore third place was decided by the time of the first fish caught. Tony Baldwin took this spot having caught his first fish at 10:30am. Tony won £60 for his third place finish.
In total £654 was raised for TEFF Teams for next year.
Many thanks to those anglers who competed, to Ifor Jones, Tom, Lloyd, and Alan at Draycote water for hosting the event and to Chris Bobby for assisting with the results.

Results

1st John Hardy 18 fish
2nd Frank Sumnall 12 fish
3rd Tony Baldwin 11 fish (1st fish 10:30)
First fish was caught by Anthony Smith at 10:05am winning a day for two at either Draycote Water or Eyebrook Trout Fishery. Thank you to Ifor Jones at Fishery Management LTD for donating this prize.

 

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AT TEFF Fundraiser, Draycote Water, Sun 27th Sept: Boat Draw

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Angling Trust: Angling Remains a Permitted Activity

Follow the Guidelines and Stay Safe

The Angling Trust reports: Following the Government’s announcement at 12.30pm today, the Angling Trust is pleased that the government has not sought to place further restrictions on healthy outdoor activities such as angling.

Through our ‘When We Fish Again’ campaign earlier in the year we demonstrated to ministers that by following sensible COVID-19 guidelines anglers could enjoy their sport in a safe and responsible manner.

We have been delighted with the response from angling clubs, fisheries and the wider angling community and it’s important that nothing is done that would damage our reputation for acting sensibly and in the wider public interest.

Jamie Cook, CEO of the Angling Trust added: “We are still fishing and there’s no reason why that won’t continue as long as anglers remember to follow the Angling Trust COVID-19 guidance and remember to be careful and protect each other and our sport. By working effectively and responsibly the Angling Trust has ensured that angling is seen as part of the solution and not the problem – let’s keep it that way. “

The latest Angling Trust COVID-19 guidance for all anglers from every discipline can be found at the Angling Support Hub section of our website here.  The latest COVID-19 information from the Fishing In Wales website can be found here.

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AT Loch-style Autumn Series: Results & Report

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series Results.

44 anglers caught 269 fish for a rod average of 6.1
First fish caught by Robert Middleton at 10.08 winning a days fishing for two at one of Anglian Water Fisheries.

1st John Hardy 18 fish
2nd Tom Adamson 15 fish
3rd Sean Hanlon 12 fish (1st fish 10.24am)
4th Ben Worley 12 fish ( 1st fish 10.40am)

Thank you to Anglian Water staff Angela Tarry, Pauline Gibb, Stuart and Andy, Chris Bobby for doing the results and Kirsty Marshall for her work behind the scenes!
A big thank you to the 44 anglers who took part today. Grafham was in fine form despite the bright and breezy conditions

AT Match Report: Forty four anglers fished the Angling Trust Loch-style Autumn Series match at Grafham Water on Sunday 20th September. This was the only match to be held from the original 12 matches planned and therefore this contest became a one-off final.
Blue skies and a north easterly wind greeted the competitors, which were far from ideal fly fishing conditions. Many anglers had been out and practiced in the run-up to the match and this was evident at the 10am start when there was a two-way split with the boats. Half the fleet headed to the North East side of the reservoir, from G Buoy to the Willows, and the other half focussed on the North West side, from Sanctuary Bay into Savages Creek.
The format of the match changed from three fish retained and catch and release 12 fish, to a timed catch-and-release match where the times of the first three fish caught by each angler were recorded on a score card with a maximum catch of 20 fish. The score card, along with the briefing documents, were emailed out to all competitors prior to the match. A live FB boat draw, no weigh-in, and the results announced again on FB live ensured anglers, organisers and staff were kept safe in the current Covid1-19 situation.


The early cloud cover meant the fish were keen to feed and many anglers caught in the first hour. Robert Middleton was the first angler to catch, as a nice Grafham rainbow was caught and released at 10.08am. Tim Joyce fished size 12 red dries to take his first three fish by 10.18 fishing in Sanctuary Bay and Savages. By 12.15 Tim was on seven fish and his boat partner Ian Gaskell was on three. Tom Adamson and Charlie Abrahams were both into fish at P Buoy at 12.45, with Tom on seven and Charlie four at this point. Tom was fishing a Slow Glass line with a Black Booby on the point, Cormorants on the droppers, and a small Blob on the top dropper. Ben Worley and his boat partner Alex Urquhart were also catching well, targeting resident fish in the weedbeds at Sanctuary. The pair fished tip lines catching trout up to 4lb in weight. Ben fished a Black Bejusus Booby, Black Hopper, Black Muskins and an Orange Foam Daddy.


However, it was the long drifts from G Buoy/Marlow Stones/Willows down to the South end of the reservoir where the winner John Hardy caught his 18 trout. John and his partner Graham Currie caught close in at first, but as they drifted further out they found pods of fish and focussed on these pods. John fished a Slow Glass line with two small FABs and two Hare’s Ear Nymphs.
A full match report will be posted on the Angling Trust website on Thursday with details of John’s winning tactics!


Results
1st John Hardy 18 fish
2nd Tom Adamson 15 fish
3rd Sean Hanlon 12 fish (1st fish 10.24am)
4th Ben Worley 12 fish (1st fish 10.40am)

44 anglers caught 269 fish for a rod average of 6.1

First fish caught by Robert Middleton at 10.08 winning a day’s fishing for two at one of Anglian Water Fisheries.

 

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AT TEFF 2020 Loch-style Fundraiser – Entry Closing Date: Mon 21st Sept @ 3.30pm

The deadline for entries for the AT-TEFF Fundraiser at Draycote Water on Sunday 27th September is MONDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER AT 15:30HRS
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW.

https://anglingtrust.net/…/at-teff-loch-style-fundraiser-2020/

See announcement below: This event will now be called the 2020 Loch Style Fundraiser. It will still take place at Draycote Water on Sunday 27th September, but will be held only as a fundraiser and not to determine this year’s National Champion. No places are being fished for in next year’s England Teams as next year’s teams will carry over from 2019.

The competition will be fished to International Rules. Copy of rules available below. Please also read the FAQs.

Entry is through the Angling Trust booking system only and is open to anglers aged 18 and over on the day of the match.

Entry link: https://anglingtrust.net/competitions/at-teff-loch-style-fundraiser-2020/

The entry fee is £60.00 to include fishing fee. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third, along with a trophy for the winning angler.

Initially there will be 60 places available – this may be extended subject to boat availability at the venue. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Entries open on Tuesday 11th August 10.00am

The closing date for entries (if places are not all booked) will be 21st September. There will be a live boat draw on the Angling Trust Competitions Facebook page on the morning of Friday 25th September.

20% of the entry fee (after deduction of fishing and boat costs) will be allocated to prizes with the remainder going to TEFF funds to support its teams.

The Prize fund (assuming an entry of 60 anglers) will be

1st – £200, 2nd – £150, 3rd – £100

HEAT DETAILS

Match Rules: International Rules
Scoring: Full catch & release to max 30 fish. First 3 fish to be time recorded.
Draw:
 Remote draw recorded live by Angling Trust on Friday 25th September with copies issued to anglers via email & published on AT Comps Facebook page and at the fishery.
Fishing: 10.00-18.00

Rules: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VNmB0XDQaD9862_dkkPDwaCm8RwBkvav2qUTo2dg-g4/edit

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AT Loch-style Autumn Series (Individual): Boat Draw

 The Angling Trust reports: The Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series brings you a selection of one-off boat fishing matches at venues across England. These are individual matches aimed to give experienced and novice competition anglers the opportunity to compete in local matches before the season ends.

Boat draw for the Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series match at Grafham Water Sunday 20th September 10am til 5pm (see right)

Updated 28th August 2020
In a change to the original schedule, this competition will now feature a single match at Grafham Water on 20th September 2020.
The competition will be fished from drifting boats, from 10am until 5pm using barbless or de-barbed hooks. Entry is through the Angling Trust booking system only. Entry is open to anglers aged 16 and over.

Enter at https://anglingtrust.net/our-competitions/game-competitions/at-loch-style-autumn-series/

The entry fee for each match is £30.00. 70% of the entry fee goes back into the prize pot for first, second, third and fourth with the remaining 30% split between Team England Fly Fishing (TEFF), England Youth team (EYF) and England Ladies team (ELFF) to raise funds for each body. The more anglers that fish the event, the greater the prize pot will be for that venue.

No Final
Due to the series of regional matches being cancelled there will no longer be a grand final.

For further information on this competition please email Competitions Support Officer Andy Taylor at andy.taylor@anglingtrust.net or call 07946 251826

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Important Announcement Re Proposed Loch-style National Final 2020

After due consideration and having taken in comments from well-respected competition anglers, AT TEFF has decided that this event will be held only as a fundraiser and not to determine this year’s National Champion. The competition will be called the 2020 Loch Style Fundraiser and will be held on Draycote Water on Sunday 27th September. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third along with a trophy for the winning angler.

Those anglers who have already entered have been emailed to notify them of the changes and should they wish to withdraw a full refund will be made.

Please support this fundraiser and the host fishery.

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AT TEFF announces Manager for 2021 European team

Angling Trust Team England Fly Fishing announced today that European Team member Bernie Maher has been appointed the European Team Captain and Manager for the 2021 European Championship in Roros, Norway.

The 2021 European Championship is the rolled-over 2020 Championship, which was cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Bernie has represented England at World, European, Commonwealth and Home International Championships during the last 15 years and brings a wide range of skills to both team management and development.

“ Whilst it was sad to hear that Andy Croucher could no longer fulfil the role of captain and manager of the England team for the European Championships in Norway in 2021, we are pleased to have someone with the wealth of experience that Bernie has step into this position. Bernie has competed at the highest level and his knowledge and experience of competition fishing at World, European and Commonwealth level will be a huge asset to the team. We wish Bernie and the team all the best in Norway in 2021.”

Andy Taylor, Angling Trust, Competitions Support Officer.

” I feel extremely honoured and humbled to have been offered the role of Captain and Manager of the England Fly Fishing Team to Norway in July 2021. The fishing will be challenging in Norway, and I have complete confidence in every member of the European Team, and from my part I will make a positive contribution.”

Bernie Maher, Angling Trust Team England European Team Manager.

Press Release: 2021 European Team Manager press release

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2020 Bank International postponed to 2021

The 2020 Bank Home International, due to be held this October in Wales, has been postponed to 2021.

Two possible dates have been chosen – 20th or 27th October 2021.

Lee Cartmail, organiser of the 2019/20 AT TEFF Bank National qualifiers, is rescheduling new dates for the postponed Southern Regional Eliminator and National Final, which will select the team to represent AT TEFF at this 2021 Bank International.

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Angling Trust Loch-style Autumn Series 2020 – Further details

The Angling Trust reports: The Angling Trust and supporting fisheries are pleased to announce a series of boat fishing competitions this autumn to give competition fly anglers an opportunity to compete before the season draws to an end.

Covid-19 has hit fisheries and boat fishing competitions hard over the spring and summer months, and therefore the Loch-style Autumn Series aims to support these fisheries and give competition anglers the chance to compete for cash prizes.

The Angling Trust Loch-style Autumn Series will start in September at the popular Draycote Water and finish in early November at the mighty Rutland Water. The competitions will be held on Sundays with cash prizes for anglers finishing in the top four. In addition, the top 20% of anglers, based on the capped angler allocation at each qualifier, will also be invited to fish a Grand Final on Saturday 3rd April 2021 at Grafham Water, for the chance to win a share of the £2,000 prize pot. (Figures based on a 90-angler final).

There are 12 events planned at a range of venues across England. Anglers can enter more than one event. The format at each match differs and is based on the fisheries’ preferred choice. Anglers are advised to check the format at each venue before entering.

Each event has a £30 entry fee in addition to the fishing fee for the session. A proportion of the entry fee will form the prize pot, with the remainder being used to raise funds for England Youth Fly Fishing, England Lady Fly Fishers and Team England Fly Fishing.

This series is a great opportunity to fish on the big waters at the backend of the season when the fishing can be exceptional, with the bonus of winning a cash prize for those anglers finishing in the top four!

Entry is via the Angling Trust’s new online booking system at https://anglingtrust.net/competitions/.

Andy Taylor, Competitions Support Officer for the Angling Trust said “Competition fly fishing has been hit hard with the recent impact of Covid-19. As a keen competition angler myself, we wanted to offer both the experienced and novice competition angler something to look forward to, whilst at the same time offering support to our fisheries. In addition, we wanted to help raise funds for England Youth Fly Fishing, England Lady Fly Fishers and Team England Fly Fishing, at a time when fund-raising has been difficult. Cash prizes have become the norm on the coarse fishing circuit, and many fly anglers have been asking for many years for something similar on the game side. This competition and the final could see anglers winning four-figure cash prizes.”

“The 2020 Autumn Series will also offer those anglers who have missed the opportunity to compete the chance to get out before the season ends. An early Spring Final in 2021 will also give anglers the chance to start their competition season off in style. We hope this competition will be well received and become a permanent fixture on the competition scene.”

First place will receive 40% of the prize pool, second 30%, third 20% and fourth 10%

Dates and Venues

Sunday 6th September, 10am-5pm, Draycote Water. International Rules. Max. 50 rods. C&R.

Sunday 13th September, 10am-5pm, Stocks Reservoir. Fishery Rules. Max. 30 rods. 3 fish + C&R.

Sunday 13th September, 10am-5pm, Chew Valley Lake. Fishery Rules. Max. 30 rods. 3 fish + C&R.

Sunday 20th September, 10am-5pm, Blithfield Reservoir. Fishery Rules. Max. 40 rods. C&R.

Sunday 20th September, 10am-5pm, Grafham Water. International Rules. Max. 40 rods. 3 fish +C&R.

Sunday 4th October, 10am-5pm, Carsington Water. Fishery Rules. Max. 36 rods. C&R.

Sunday 11th October, 10am-5pm, Blagdon Lake. International Rules. Max. 40 rods. 3 fish + C&R.

Sunday 11th October, 10am-5pm, Eyebrook Reservoir. Fishery Rules. Max. 30 rods. C&R.

Sunday 18th October, 10am-5pm, Bewl Water. Fishery Rules. Max. 24 rods. 3 fish + C&R

Sunday 18th October, 10am-5pm, Pitsford Reservoir. Fishery Rules. Max. 32 rods. 3 fish + C&R.

Sunday 25th October, 9am-4pm, Draycote Water. Fishery Rules. Max. 50 rods. C&R.

Sunday 1st November, 9am-4pm, Rutland Water. Fishery Rules. Max. 40 rods. 3 fish + C&R.

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