Rivers Event

2016 Rivers Home International

Country: WALES

Venue: River Ebbw

Dates: 21st to 24th June (incl.)

Match date: Friday 23rd June

Accommodation: Holiday Inn, Newport


  1. Wales   91 fish  4331 fish pts   35 placing pts
  2. England   48 fish   2255 fish pts   54 placing pts
  3. Scotland   57 fish   2841 fish pts   55 placing pts
  4. Ireland   55 fish   2640 fish pts   56 placing pts

‘Moc Morgan’ Trophy: Alan Hill (Scotland) – Top Individual – 29 fish/5 placing pts

‘Mike Childs’ Trophy: Eamon Conway (Ireland) – Biggest Fish – 53.6cms

Congratulations to Wales on a convincing victory.

AT Team England was represented by:

Fred Bainbridge, Jonathan Barnes, Steve Cullen, Andy Ford, Andrew Scott, Harry Fox (reserve), and Jeremy Lucas (manager).

Full Results: iffarivers2017

Manager Jeremy Lucas reports on this event for Fish&Fly here>> and here>>

He also covered Team England’s practice for the event here>>



2016 Rivers Home International

Country: Scotland

Venue: River Don

Dates: 22nd to 25th June (incl)

Match Date: Friday 24th June


  1. Scotland (48 fish) 2340 fish points 44 placing points
  2. Wales (44 fish) 2132 fish points 51 placing points
  3. England (38 fish) 1944 fish points 52 placing points
  4. Ireland (26 fish) 1249 fish points 56 placing points

Accommodation: Thainstone House Hotel, Inverurie 

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Congratulations to Scotland for a decisive victory.

AT Team England FF were represented by: Andrew Scott (captain), Andy Cliffe, Phil Dixon, Chris Richardson, Simon Robinson, Cameron Craigs (reserve), and Mike Tinnion (manager).

Full results: iffarivers2016


Country: IRELAND
Venue: River Liffey
Dates: 24th to 27th June (incl.)
Match date: Friday 26th June
Accommodation: Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge

1. Ireland  (71 fish) 3199 points 43 placings

2. England (54 fish) 2432 points 49 placings

3. Wales (61 fish) 2760 points 50 placings

4. Scotland (32 fish) 1430 points 67 placings

Individual Winner – Peter Doherty (Ireland) 4 placings Moc Morgan Trophy

Biggest Fish – Rob Bending (Wales) 39.5cms Mike Childs Trophy

Full Results: iffarivers2015


Country: ENGLAND
Venue: River Ure
Dates: 25th to 28th June (incl.)
Match date: Friday 27th June
Accommodation: George Hotel, Piercebridge

1. Wales  (61 fish) 2694 points 46 placings

2. England (63 fish) 2686 points 46 placings

3. Scotland (39 fish) 1813 points 55 placings

4. Ireland (35 fish) 1511 points 57 placings

Individual Winner – Andy Cliffe (England) 7 placings Moc Morgan Trophy

Biggest Fish – Derick Logan (Scotland) 42.3cms Mike Childs Trophy

Full Results: iffarivers2014

Peter Godfrey (International President), Mike Tinnion (Manager), Simon Robinson, Lee Bartlett, Robert Brown, Terry Phillips (Captain), Andy Cliffe, John Tyzack & Ian Campbell (IFFA)

Peter Godfrey (International President), Mike Tinnion (Manager), Simon Robinson, Lee Bartlett, Robert Brown, Terry Phillips (Captain), Andy Cliffe, John Tyzack & Ian Campbell (IFFA)

AT Team England FF was represented by Robert Brown, Andy Cliffe, Terry Phillips (captain), Simon Robinson, John Tyzack and Lee Bartlett (reserve), with Mike Tinnion (Manager).

Congratulations to Wales on a very close result.

It is a credit to the skills of all the anglers involved that the shrunken River Ure produced an average of just under ten fish per rod on what was one of the most closely fought Home Internationals of recent times, with small nymphs and dry fly the order of the day in the clear, low water. At the end of the four sessions it was too close to call, with England and Wales equal on placing points, so the the result went to ‘fish points’, i.e. the number and length of fish. England had more fish but Wales had some larger ones, and after counting these, England had 2686 points and Wales 2694, with Wales edging the win by the smaller of margins. Individual honour and the Moc Morgan Trophy went to England’s Andy Cliffe with a great performance on his England debut.

Andy Cliffe receives the Moc Morgan trophy from International President Peter Godfrey

Andy Cliffe receives the Moc Morgan trophy from International President Peter Godfrey

England Manager Mike Tinnion reports: “This turned out to be a nail-biting match (especially for a manager on the bank) fished in the very best of sport. The England team fished their hearts out to be pipped at the post by the tiniest of margins. Special thanks also to Lee Bartlett (reserve) for all his work throughout the competition.”

Our thanks to: Bolton Castle Estates for the superb stretch of river; George Hotel, Piercebridge, and Three Horseshoes, Wensley, for accommodation and match day food; the IFFA and the AT TEFF Northern Federation, especially Mr Paul Page, for organising the event; and last but not least, all the controllers/section judges for measuring the fish and ensuring they were safely returned.



Country: WALES
Venue: River Taff
Dates: 26th to 29th June (incl.)
Match date: Friday 28th June
Accommodation: Premier Inn, Merthyr Tydfil


Mike Tinnion (manager)

John Tyzack (captain)
Andy Croucher
Lewis Hendrie
Paul Lee
Andrew Scott
Dave Drake (reserve)


1. Wales        43 fish  2010 points  36 placings

2. England    25 fish  1249 points  55 placings

3. Ireland     20 fish  1031 points  60 placings

4. Scotland   19 fish   907 points  61 placings

Top Individual: Terry Bromwell (Wales) 5 placings

Largest Fish: Terry Bromwell (Wales) 63.4cms

Full Results: 2013 Rivers International – Results

Congratulations to Wales for a convincing victory.


Venue: River Tay
Dates: 27th to 30th June (incl.)
Match date: Friday 29th June
Accommodation: Scotland’s Hotel, Pitlochry


Mike Tinnion (manager)

Phil Dixon (captain)
Tony Baldwin
Mike Dixon
Terry Philips
John Tyzack
Scott Nellins (reserve)

Wales put in great performance to cope with a big change in river conditions on the day of the match.

1st Wales         31 fish     1435 pts       43 placings

2nd England    18 fish      829 pts        64 placings

3rd Scotland      9 fish      401 pts         66 placings

4th Ireland        7 fish      330 pts         67 placings

Full Results: iffarivers2012



Country: IRELAND
Venue: River Agivey
Dates: 29th June to 2nd July (incl.)
Match date: Friday 1st July
Accommodation: Bushtown House Hotel, Coleraine


Mike Tinnion (manager)

Alex Bobba (captain)
Ben Bangham
John Emerson
Graham Lumsden
Scott Nellins
Phil Dixon (reserve)


Ireland 1st, Wales 2nd, England 3rd, Scotland 4th

Report by Mike Tinnion, Manager, Hardy/Greys Team England:

This year’s home international was hosted by Ireland on the River Agivey, a tributary of the Bann. It proved to be the perfect venue for this type of event with lots of wild trout just about everywhere on all of the beats. With heavy showers rolling through all week, the river changed in height every day but still fished extremely well.

Friday, the day of the match, saw the river at probably its lowest level of the week. A tight competition ensued as it often the case. With fifteen minutes of an hour and a half session left on “A” beat in the afternoon, we saw all four anglers with the same number of fish, so one or two fish in the last ten minutes really can make all the difference between that 1st spot and a 4th place.

With Ireland claiming first place, just pipping Wales, this was a popular result on home waters. England also just beating Scotland for 3rd. Kieron Jenkins got a magnificent four 1st placings to take the individual winning place; to crown this he also took the Mike Childs Trophy home with him for the biggest fish.

Once again, this proved to be a fantastic event fished in the true spirit of fly fishing, and with all four nations winning this competition within the last five years, it will be anyone’s match next year when it moves to the mighty Tay in Scotland.

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