2018-19 Bank National Qualifiers
Maximum 20 anglers per heat.
Minimum 10 to constitute a heat.
Top 6 qualify for semis, regardless of number of entries.
Entry Fee £15 per heat (to be paid in advance via online booking system – see below) + £15 Fishing Permit (to be paid on day at venue)
Maximum entries 160.
4 North – Sharpley, West House, Press Manor, Toft Newton
4 South – Innis, Walthamstow, Blackdyke, Ellerdine
2 Semi Finals
North Semi – Thrunton Long Crag, Northumberland – Sunday 10th March 2019 – Organiser: Lee Cartmail
South Semi – Elinor, Kettering – Sunday 17th March 2019 – Organiser: Lee Cartmail
24 anglers per Semi Final – top 12 progress to Final.
Entry Fee £15 + £15 Fishing Permit (both to be paid in advance via online booking system – see below)
Ellerdine – 24 anglers – Sunday 5th May 2019 – Organiser: Lee Cartmail
Entry Fee £15 + £15 Fishing Permit (both to be paid in advance via online booking system – see below)
Sunday 4th November 2018 – West House – Organiser: Lee Cartmail – Qualifiers: 1. Rob Frame 2. Colin Harris 3. Peter Crowe 4. Peter Davidson 5. Brian Lillie 6. Brian Davies – Qualifiers: West House Bank Qualifier Results
Sunday 18th November 2018 – Sharpley Springs – Organiser: Lee Cartmail – Qualifiers: 1. David Neilson 2. Gareth Tilley 3. David Leeman 4. Ian Scott 5. Andrew Taylor 6. Paul Pratt – Qualifiers: Sharpley Springs Bank Qualifier Results
Sunday 2nd December 2018 – Toft Newton – Organiser: Lee Cartmail – Qualifiers: 1. James Stephenson 2. Dean Appleby 3. Alec Harvey 4. Josh Piper 5. Phil Shaw-Browne 6. Ben James Fox – Qualifiers: Toft Newton Bank Qualifier Results
Sunday 27th January 2019 – Press Manor – Organiser: Lee Cartmail
Sunday 4th November 2018 – Innis – Organiser: Dave Johns – Qualifiers: 1. Stephen Wiggins 2. Alex Johnstone 3. Graham Watts 4. Andrew Willoughby 5. John Huckings 6. Matt Kingdon – Full Results: Innis Bank Qualifier Results
Sunday 18th November 2018 – Ellerdine – Organiser: Ed Upton – Qualifiers: 1. Craig Barr 2. Dave Johns 3. Phil Dixon 4. Richard Lindsey 5. Ant Meadows 6=Andy Taylor 6=Mike Dixon – Qualifiers: Ellerdine Bank Qualifier Results
Sunday 16th December 2018 – Walthamstow No5 – Organiser: Andrew Green – Qualifiers: 1. Andrew Scott 2. Sean Brooks 3. Steve Cullen 4. Mark Haycock 5. Billy Bridgeworth 6. Joel Beeney – Full Results: Walthamstow Bank Qualifier Results
Sunday 24th February 2019 – Blackdyke – Organiser: Mick Loy / Lee Cartmail
Rules & Standard Briefing
Tickets on sale from 8th October. All entries must be via the Angling Trust Events (Game) booking system at https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/game
Note: You must be an Angling Trust member to compete in the Bank National Final.
Bank National Coordinator
Lee Cartmail – mob: 07783 833803
AT TEFF Bank National Restructure
AT TEFF has undertaken a review of the Bank National and has produced the following document outlining our approach to the competition and changes will be implanted for the 2018/19 Bank National.
Ben Thompson, Senior Competitions & Performance Manager, AT TEFF
AT TEFF National Bank Championships 2017
National Final – Chatton fishery – Sunday 6th May 2018
National Champion: Gareth Tilley – 8 fish – 5 pegs – 13 pts
2. Andy Taylor – 8 fish – 4 pegs – 12 pts
3. Alec Harvey – 8 fish – 4 pegs – 12 pts
4. Ed Upton – 7 fish – 5 pegs – 12 pts
5. Lee Cartmail – 7 fish – 4 fish – 11 pts
6. Mark Harrison – 7 fish – 4 fish – 11 pts
7. Brian Lillie – 7 fish – 3 fish – 10 pts
Brilliant day at Chatton Trout Fishery today for the AT Team England Fly Fishing Bank National Final. 105 fish caught between 24 anglers in challenging conditions giving a rod average just shy of 4.4 fish per angler. Congratulations to Gareth Tilley on becoming National Champion 2017/18. The England Squad for the Bank International in October at Chatton Trout Fishery is: 1. Gareth Tilley, 2. Edward Upton, 3. Andrew Taylor, 4. Alec Harvey, 5. Lee Cartmail, 6. Mark Harrison 7. Brian Lillie (reserve), Manager Alan Jenkins. Congrats to everyone for reaching the final and a huge thank you to event organiser Alan Jenkins and to all the controllers who gave up their day to support the event. Finally a massive thanks to the excellent team at Chatton Trout Fishery for their amazing hospitality, a fabulous fishery and always well looked after!
This competition consists of 3 stages:
- Local Qualifiers (4 North, 4 South)
- Regional Eliminators (1 North, 1 South)
- National Final
8 qualifying events will be held around the country between June and November. Note: Entries for qualifiers will close on the Wednesday prior to the qualifier being fished. A maximum of 24 rods are available of each event. The top 6 anglers from each qualifier will progress to either a Northern or a Southern Regional Eliminator, depending on the venue from which they qualified. Entry fee is £15 per event, there are no restrictions on the number of events you can enter. Fishing fees are additional to your entry fee and are payable on the day of the event. Entries for the next qualifier will be opened the day after the previous qualifier.
Each stage of the competition will be fished to FIPS Mouche rules.
Details: ATTEFF BANK HEATS FARMOOR 2017
Enter via the Angling Trust Game Fishing Events website page here >>
Press Manor – Sunday 4th June 2017 – Results: 1. Rob Frame 2. Peter Davison 3. Colin Harris 4. Tim Gilchrist 5. Lee Cartmail 6. Jim Tuck (top 6 qualify)
Chatton – Sunday 9th July 2017 – Results: 1. Gareth Tilley 2. Carl Nixon 3. Alec Harvey 4. Trevor Wadds 5. Craig Crompton 6. Rob Sharpe (top 6 qualify)
[Sharpley – Sunday 10th September 2017 – CANCELLED]
Knitsley Mill – Sunday 15th October 2017 – Results: 1. David Neilson 2. Chris Micallef 3. Aaron Copeland 4. Conor Metcalf 5. Lee Wilkinson 6. Jack Hardy (Fish caught: 61 – rod av: 4.6 – Top 6 qualify)
Sharpley – Sunday 3rd December 2017 – Results: 1. Steve Greathead 2. Andrew Taylor 3. Simon Lee 4. Ben Race 5. Iain Scott 6. James Stephenson (top 6 qualify)
Innis – Sunday 9th July 2017 – Results: 1. Jed Stone 2. John Huckings 3. Paul Jones 4. Steve Wiggins 5. Alex Johnstone 6. Dave Johns (top 6 qualify)
Ellerdine – Sunday 12th November 2017 – Results: 1. Mark Harrison 2. Ollie Jenkinson 3. Graham Kennerley 4. Anthony Meadows 5. Ed Upton 6. Jimmy Edwards (top 6 qualify)
Rib Valley – Sunday 3rd December 2017 – Results: 1. Paul Heskey 2. Ed Foster 3. Bill McIllroy 4. Lee Bartlett 5. Ian Watts 6. Sean Brooks (top 6 qualify)
Blackdyke – Sunday 28th January 2018 – Results: 1. Craig Barr 2. Brian Lillie 3. Dave Franklin 4. Richard Lindsey 5. Tom Finney 6. Jonathan Fromant (top 6 qualify)
Please note Tom Finney caught 8 fish during the match however his first 5 fish were disqualified after an official inspected his fly and found the barb was not fully crushed down. In line with AT TEFF rules, fish caught prior to and during the session where the official inspected the fly, were removed from Tom’s score card which reduced Tom’s overall catch of 8 fish to 3 fish which were caught in the afternoon. The local organiser reported the infringement to AT TEFF, the incident was reviewed by the AT TEFF executive and a final decision made. Tom’s score minus the disqualified fish was still sufficient for him to take 5th place, and to qualify from the heat and progress to the South Regional Eliminator.
2. Regional Eliminators
Northern: Thrunton Long Crag, Northumberland – Sunday 11th March 2018
Results: 1. Conor Metcalf 2. Gareth Tilley 3. Andrew Taylor 4. Lee Cartmail 5. Peter Davison 6. David Neilson 7. Rob Sharpe 8. Rob Frame 9. Alec Harvey 10. Tracey Tuck 11. Trevor Wadds 12. Lee Wilkinson (top 12 qualify)
Southern: Elinor Trout Fishery, Kettering – Sunday 18th March 2018
Results: 1. Craig Barr 2. Tom Finney 3. Ian Watts 4. Jed Stone 5. Mark Harrison 6. Steve Wiggins 7. David Perks 8. Ed Foster 9. Ollie Jenkinson 10. Brian Lillie 11. Dave Johns 12. Anthony Meadows (top 12 qualify) Reserves: Mick Loy & Alex Johnstone
Alan Jenkins reports: 117 Fish Caught, for a Rod Average of 5.08. Congratulations to all the qualifiers and all competitors who fished in near-Arctic conditions, and special thanks to the controllers for their efforts recording fish caught and checking flies, and especially their good humour considering the conditions.
Entry fee to a Regional Eliminator is £15, with the top 12 placed anglers from each of the Regional Eliminators invited to fish in the National Final.
3. National Final
The AT TEFF National Final will be held at Farmoor 1 reservoir on Sunday 6th May 2018. Entry fee is £15. 24 anglers will compete for the title of National Bank Champion and a place in the 2018 England Bank team.
Please note: To compete in the Bank National Final you must be a valid member of the Angling Trust. You can join here >>
National Final Rules: ATTEFF FINAL RULES
The Bank National co-ordinator is Jim Tuck. You can contact Jim Tuck with any queries on 07985232437.
AT TEFF National Bank Championships 2016
National Finals – Chatton Trout Fishery
Saturday 6th May 2017 – AT TEFF National Bank Finals – Individuals
Saturday 6th May 2017 – AT TEFF National Bank Finals – Individuals
National Champion: Glen Appleby – 10 session pts – 17 fish pts – 27 total pts
2. Ben Race – 9 session pts – 15 fish pts – 24 total pts
3. Gareth Tilley – 9 session pts – 15 fish pts – 24 total pts
4. James Stephenson – 11 session pts – 13 fish pts – 24 total pts
5. Ed Upton – 9 session pts – 13 fish pts – 22 total pts
6. Colin Harris – 8 session pts – 13 fish pts – 21 total pts
7. Lee Cartmail – 7 session pts – 12 fish pts – 19 total pts
Sunday 7th May 2017 – Fritz n Flies Pairs National Bank Finals
Knitsley Mill heat – Sunday 12th June – Results: (Individual) 1.Jim Tuck 2.Gareth Tilley 3.Trevor Wadds – (Pairs) 1. Jim Tuck & Rob Frame – 14 fished – 48 fish caught – Rod av. 3.4
[Farmoor heat – Sunday 19th June – CANCELLED]
Sharpley heat – Saturday 25th June – Results: (Individual) 1.Anth Meadows 2.Deam Appleby 3.Rob Frame – (Pairs) 1. Dean & Glen Appleby
Innis heat – Sunday 26th June – Results: (Individual) 1.Roger Truscott 2.Gavin Perry 3.Len Nottle
[Westlow Mere heat – Saturday 2nd July – CANCELLED]
[Press Manor heat – Sunday 3rd July – CANCELLED]
Chatton heat – Saturday 9th July – Results: (Individual) 1.James Stephenson 2.Lee Wilkinson 3.Craig Crompton – (Pairs) 1. Lee Wilkinson & Conor Metcalf
Langley Dam heat – Saturday 23rd July – Results: (Individual) 1.Chris Micalleff 2.Conor Metcalf 3.Peter Davison – (Pairs) 1. Chris Micalleff & Peter Appleby
Thrunton heat – Saturday 30th July – Results: (Individual) 1.Simon Robinson 2.Howard Robison 3.Brian Davis – (Pairs) 1. Trevor Wadds & Brian Davis
Chatton heat – Sunday 21st August – Results: (Individual) 1.Carl Nixon 2.Brian Lillie 3.Robbie Bell – (Pairs) 1. Howard Robison & Jack Hardy
Press Manor heat – Sunday 25th September – Results: (Individual) 1.Colin Harris 2.Tim Gilchrist 3.Bernie Maher
Knitley Mill heat – Saturday 5th November – Results: (Pairs) 1. Mal Robinson & John Pringle 2. Andrew Taylor & partner
AT TEFF Greys National Bank Championships 2015
National Finals – Farmoor 1
Saturday 7th May 2016– Individual Final
2. Jim Tuck – 13 fish – 21 total pts
3. Dave Johns – 12 fish – 19 total pts
4. Rob Frame – 11 fish – 18 total pts
5. Paul Runec – 12 fish – 17 total pts
6. Andrew Scott – 10 fish – 17 total pts
7. Charlie Abrahams – 10 fish – 17 total pts
(Images courtesy of Thames Water Farmoor fishery/Angling Trust)
Sunday 8th May 2016 – Fritz ‘n Flies Annual Pairs Final
Champions: Dave Johns & Peter Runnells – 14 fish – 24 total pts
2. Peter Crowe & Brian Lillie – 15 fish – 23 total pts
3. James Stephenson & Paul Runec – 13 fish – 22 total pts
4. Alex Johnstone & Tony Chipman – 13 fish – 21 total pts
5. Dean Appleby & Glen Appleby – 13 fish – 21 total pts
6. Chris Micalleff & Peter Appleby – 13 fish – 21 total pts
Full Results: FRITZNFLIES ANUAL PAIRS RESULTS FARMOOR 2016
Rules: ATTEFF RULES 2016
Heats(dates and forms will be added as available)
Sunday 3rd – Walthamstow – Results: (Individual) 1. Tony Fox 2. Marco Volino 3. Harry Fox 4. Andrew Green – (Pairs) 1. Tony Fox & Harry Fox 2. Andrew Green & Andrew Smith – Full Results: Greys Bank Results
Saturday 9th – Knitsley Mill – Results: (Individual) 1. Paul Runec 2. Conor Metcalf 3. Colin Harris 4. Robbie Dodds – (Pairs) 1. Conor Metcalf & Lee Wilkinson – Full Results: Knitsley Mill Ind + Pairs 9-5-15
Saturday 9th – Blithfield (Individual & Pairs) CANCELLED due to lack of entries
Sunday 17th – Farmoor 1 – Results: (Individual) 1. Steve Cullen 2. Vince King 3. Jim Dillon 4. Frank Daley – (Pairs) 1. Steve Cullen & Phil Longstaff 2. Frank Daley & Vince King – Full Results: Farmoor heat
Sunday 24th – Chatton – Results: (Individual) 1. Rob Frame 2. Simon Robinson 3. Richard Haughton 4. Ryan Matthews – (Pairs) 1. Jim Tuck & Rob Frame – Full Results: Chatton + Pairs 24-5-15
Saturday 30th – Sharpley Springs – Results: (Individual) 1. Anth Meadows 2. Jim Tuck 3. Phil Burgess 4. Robbie Dodds – (Pairs) 1. Glen Appleby & Dean Appleby – Full Results: Sharpley + Pairs 30-5-15
Saturday 6th – Langley Dam – Results: (Individual) 1. Anth Meadows 2. Robbie Dodds 3. Lee Cartmail 4. James Stephenson – (Pairs) 1. Anth Meadows & Robbie Dodds – Full Results: Langley Dam + Pairs 6-6-15
Saturday 13th – Aldin Grange – Results: (Individual) 1. Chris Micallef 2. Colin Harris 3. Ben Race 4. Jim Tuck – (Pairs) 1. Chris Micallef & Peter Appleby – Full Results: Aldin Grange + pairs 14-6-15
Sunday 21st – Thrunton – Results: (Individual) 1. Gareth Tilley 2. Brian Lillie 3. Peter Crowe – (Pairs) 1. Brian Lillie & Peter Crowe
Saturday 11th – Knitsley Mill – Results: (Individual) 1. Peter Crowe 2. Ryan Matthews – (Pairs) 1. Ryan Matthews & Carl Malpass
Sunday 9th – Innis – Results: (Individual) 1. Dave Johns 2. Peter Runnells 3. Steve Wiggins
Saturday 26th – Westlow Mere – Results: (Individual) 1. Simon Caddy 2= John Oliver & Jack Hardy
Sunday 27th – Press Manor – Results: (Individual) 1. Bernie Maher 2. Graham Kennerly
Sunday 4th – Chatton – Results: (Individual) 1. Trevor Wadds 2. Peter Davison 3. Robbie Bell – (Pairs) 1. Simon Robinson & Andrew Scott
Saturday 31st – Chatton – Results: (Individual) 1. Lee Wilkinson 2. Brian Davis 3. Malcom Robinson – (Pairs) 1. James Stephenson & Paul Runec
Saturday 14th – Elinor – Results: (Individual) 1. Paul Haskey 2. Andrew Scott 3. Iain Barr – (Pairs) 1. Paul Haskey & Ed Foster
Sunday 6th – Innis (Individual) Entry Form (Individual) Innes 6th Dec IND
TEFF Greys National Bank Championships 2014
National Finals, Elinor:
1. Craig Barr (National Bank Champion) 8 fish from 6 session – 14pts
2. Dean Appleby – 8 fish from 4 session – 12pts
3. Phil Dixon – 6 fish from 3 sessions – 9pts
4. Simon Robinson – 5 fish from 3 sessions – 8pts
5. James Stephenson – 5 fish from 3 sessions – 8pts
6. Conor Metcalf – 4 fish from 2 sessions – 6pts
7. Peter Appleby – 4 fish from 2 sessions – 6pts
8. Richard Slater – 3 fish from 3 sessions – 6pts
Team FinalsSunday 12th April
1. Team Loomis (Andrew Scott, Phil Dixon & Simon Robinson)
Alan Jenkins, AT TEFF Bank Team Manager, reports: Elinor Trout Fishery in Kettering hosted the England Bank Stillwater Final on 11th April 2015 for competitors hoping to make the England team and fish the International at Woodford Fly Fishery, Carrickfergus, N. Ireland, in October.
Forty six anglers fished in blustery conditions around the fishery from allocated pegs – four in the morning, and four in the afternoon.
The overall winner, and National Bank Champion, was Craig Barr, catching eight fish, using a floating line with a Damsel fly being the most successful method, followed by Dean Appleby, Phil Dixon, Simon Robinson, James Stephenson, and Conor Metcalf. Reserves are Peter Appleby and Richard Slater.
The three-man Team event was fished the following day with Team Loomis taking the honours – Andrew Scott, Phil Dixon and Simon Robinson.
My thanks to Jim Tuck for organising the event, and to Ed Foster for the use of Elinor Trout Fishery.
Alan Jenkins, AT TEFF Manager
Results: ELINOR 2015 IND Final Results
Bank Rules: Rules for Bank National 2014
Please Note: Minimum Entry for Team Heat to Proceed: Two Teams
Heats(further dates and venues will be added)
Seighford – date to be confirmed
Saturday 12th – Toft Newton Results – Individual:1. Jim Tuck 2. Anthony Meadows 3. Rob Frame 4. Brad Mackie – Team:1. Chatton Chasers (Jim Tuck, Rob Frame) – Full Results: Toft Newton
Sunday 13th – Press Manor Results – Individual:1. Simon Robinson 2. Jim Tuck 3. Rob Frame 4. Dave McKenna – Team:1. Flystop.com (Anthony Meadows, Dave McKenna, Brad Mackie) – Full Results: Press Manor
Sunday 27th – Rib Valley Results – Individual: 1. Lee Bartlett 2. Bart Farmer 3. Richard Slater 4. Geoff Makin – Team: 1. Team Elinor (Ed Foster, Richard Slater, Paul Haskey) – Full Results: Rib Valley
Sunday 27th – Ellerdine Results – Individual: 1. Terry Phillips 2. Colin Harris 3. Ed Upton 4. Harry Upton – Full Results: Ellerdine 27-4-14
Saturday 3rd – Blithfield Results – Individual: 1. Phil Burgess 2. Craig Barr 3. Rick Saccone 4. Jim Tuck – Team: 1. Wurzells (Phil Burgess, Craig Barr, Andy Axon) – Full Results: Blithfield 3-5-14
Sunday 4th – Walthamstow Results – Individual: 1. Mike Heritage 2. Vince King 3. Kevin Blackwell 4. John O’Regan – Team: 1. Walthamstow Wanderers (Frank Daley, Mike Heritage, Vince King) – Full Results: Greys Bank Results
Saturday 10th – Knitsley Mill Results – Individual: 1. Ben Race 2. Conor Metcalf 3. Chris Micallef 4. Blythe Palmer 5. Brad Mackie 6. Anthony Meadows – Team: 1. Consett Budgies (Lee Wilkinson, Conor Metcalf, Bill Thompson) – Full Results: Kintsley Mill 10-5-14 KnitsleyMill10-5-14
Sunday 11th – Sharpley Springs Results – Individual: 1. Robbie Bell 2. Jim Tuck 3. Dean Appleby 4. Glen Appleby 5. Peter Appleby – Team: 1. Triple As (Peter Appleby, Glen Appleby, Dean Appleby) – Full Results: Sharpley Springs 11-5-14
Saturday 7th – Elinor – HEAT CANCELLED
Saturday 14th – Bankhouse – Results – Individual: 1. Steve Cochrane 2. Paul Runec 3. Tracey Tuck 4. Jack Hardy – Team: 1. Rainbow Warriors (Tracey Tuck, Lee Cartmail, Steve Cochrane) – Full Results: Bankhouse 14-6-14
Saturday 14th – Seighford Results – Individual: 1. Andy Taylor 2. Phil Dixon 3. Mike Dixon – Full Results: Seighford 14-6-14
Sunday 15th – Chatton Results – Individual: 1. Steve Cochrane 2. Mark Howard 3. Stew Younger 4. Evan Miller 5. Ryan Matthews – Team: 1. Blobbies (Mark Howard, Trevor Wadds, Brian Davis) – Full Results: Chatton 16-6-14
Saturday 12th – Langley Dam – Results – Individual: 1. Jim Tuck 2. James Stephenson 3. John Maquire 4. Blythe Palmer – Full Results: Langley Dam 12-7-14
Sunday 20th – Farmoor 1 Results – Individual: 1. Baz Reece 2. Jim Dillon 3. Harry Fox 4. Kevin Blackwell 5. Andrew Green – Team: 1. Team Fox (Harry Fox, Kevin Blackwell, Andrew Green) – Full Results: Farmoor 20-7-14
Saturday 2nd – Thrunton Fly Fishery Results – Individual: 1. Peter Crowe 2. Bernie Maher 3. Jim Tuck 4. Peter Davison 5. John Cooke – Full Results: Thrunton 2-8-14
Sunday 24th – Barnsfold Results – Individual: 1. Steve Smalley 2. Fred Bainbridge 3. Tim Gilchrist – Team: 1. Team Westlow (Andy Miller, Evan Miller, Tim Gilchrist)
Saturday 25th – Rib Valley Results – Individual: 1. Andrew Scott 2. Geoff Makin 3. Jeff Wilkinson – Team: 1. Pitsford Pirates
Sunday 26th – Innis Fishery Results – Individual: 1. Dave Jones 2. Andy Cottan 3. Peter Runnells
Sunday 7th – Aldin Grange – Team heat – Entry Form: Aldin Grange 7th Dec TEAM 2014
TEFF Greys National Bank Championships 2013
Chatton Fishery, Sat-Sun 5th-6th October
Individual Final (Sat 5th October)
1st Steve Cochrane (2013 Greys Bank Champion)
2nd Chris Micallef
3rd Bernie Maher
4th Mark Harrison
5th Ryan Matthews
6th Terry Phillips
7th Brian Laddie
8th Dean Appleby
9th Paul Fenny
10th Rob Frame
Full Results: CHATTON INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 2013
Team Final (Sun 6th October)
1st Jubilee FF (2013 Greys Bank Team Champions)
(Paul Runec, James Stephenson & Lee Haslam)
2nd Chatton Chasers (Jim Tuck, Rob Frame & Gordon Swain)
3rd G Loomis (Simon Robinson, Andrew Scott & Phil Dixon)
4th Stonebridge As (Peter Appleby, Glen Appleby & Dean Appleby)
5th Team Morton (Terry Phillips, Andy Taylor & Mark Harrison)
6th Goonies (Colin Harris, Anthony Meadows & Dave McKenna)
Full Results: CHATTON TEAM RESULTS 2013
Report by Bank Team Manager Alan Jenkins: TEFF Bank Final 2013
Note: Bank National moved to Chatton trout fishery
As of today, 21st August 2013, due to an Environmental Agency issue, Westlow Mere trout fishery has been closed to the general public.
The venue for 2014 was to be Chatton trout fishery, which has now been brought forward to hold this year’s event.
Could I ask anyone who has qualified for this year’s Individual or Team Final, and who will not be attending, to please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP
National Finals, Chatton Trout Fishery:
Individual – Saturday 5th October
Team – Sunday 6th October
Heats(further dates and venues will be added)
Sun – 3rd Chatton (Individual & Team) 18 fished – 12 individuals & 5 teams – Individuals: 1st Gordon Swain 2nd Simon Robinson 3rd Andrew Scott – Teams: 1st Chatton Chasers 2nd Blobbies
Sat – 9th Wansford (Individual & Team) 13 fished – 12 individuals & 3 teams – Individuals: 1st Lee Haslam 2nd Jim Tuck 3rd James Stephenson – Teams: Jubilee Flyfishers
Sun 17th – Sharpley Springs (Individual & Team) 23 fished – 18 individuals & 5 teams – Individuals: 1st Glen Appleby 2nd Anthony Meadows 3rd Dean Appleby – Teams: 1st Stonebridge AAAs 2nd Goonies
Sat 23rd – Toft Newton (Individual & Team) 13 fished – 12 individuals & 1 team (2nd team pulled out due to adverse weather for travelling) – Individuals: 1st Rob Frame 2nd Neil Deakin 3rd Peter Appleby – Team: Toft Trout.com
Sun 31st – Knitsley Mill (Individual & Team) 23 fished – 13 individuals & 5 teams – Individuals: 1st Paul Runec 2nd Trevor Wadds 3rd Blyth Palmer – Teams: 1st G Loomis
Sat 6th – Seighford (Individual & Team) 23 fished – Individuals: 1st Mark Harrison 2nd Tim Gilchrist 3rd Terry Phillips – Teams: 1st Marton
Sun 14th – Aldin Grange (Individual & Team) 14 fished – 12 individuals & 2 teams – Individuals: 1st Josh Fenton 2nd Ryan Mathews 3rd Tracey Davison – Teams: 1st Rainbow Warriors
Sun 21st – Westlow Mere (Individual & Team) 14 fished – 12 individuals & 2 teams – Individuals: 1st Colin Harris 2nd Harry Saxton 3rd Mike Dixon – Teams: 1st Seighford Sharks
Sun 21st – Walthamstow reservoirs (Individual & Team) 12 fished – 12 individuals & 2 teams – Individuals: 1st Mark Thomas 2nd Jim Dillon 3rd Lee Bartlett – Teams: 1st London Irish – Full Results Greys Bank Results
Sat 27th – Langley Dam (Individual & Team) 19 fished – 8 individuals & 4 teams – Individuals: 1st Gareth Tilley 2nd Steve Cochrane – Teams: 1st Goonies
Sat 4th – Bushyleaze (Individual & Team) 13 individuals & 2 teams – Individuals: 1st Adrian Judd (unable to fish the final) 2nd Dave Wortley 3rd= John Page & Howard Leatherdale – Teams: Southern Feds Sat 25th – Bank House (Individual & Team) 11 fished – 9 individuals & 1 team – Individuals: 1st Graeme Kennerly 2nd Malcom Proudlock – Team: Westlow Wackers
Sun 21st – Innis Fishery (Individual)11 fished – 1st Paul Jones 2nd Dave Jones Sun 28th – West House (Individual) 12 fished – 1st Andy Taylor 2nd Peter Crow 3rd Chris Micallef
Sat 10th – Knitsley Mill (Individual & Team) 13 fished, including 2 teams – Individuals: 1st Mark Howard 2nd Ben Race 3rd Bill Thompson – Teams: 1st MBB
Sun 18th – Innis Fishery (Individual & Team)Individuals: 1st Peter Runnalls 2nd Dave Higgins 3rd Len Nottle – Teams: 1st Innes 1
Sun 18th – Aldin Grange (Team) 1st Consett Budgies 18pts 11 fish 2nd Derwent Valley Fly Fishers 18pts 10 fish
This year we have decided to run to the same format as 2011.
Greys will also continue their support as our sponsor. http://www.greysfishing.com/en-gb/news-and-events/news/…. Greys are a market leader in Still Water Fly Fishing and we feel that this partnership is an immense benefit to the competition.
Due to the success of last year’s Finals we will return to Westlow Mere Fishery this year. Individual Final will take place on Saturday 6th October. Team Final on Sunday 7th October.
Stop Press: We can now confirm that Sky Sports will be attending the TEFF Greys National Bank Championship Final on Saturday 6th October.
We will be holding a total of 16 Individual Heats. This will allow for 48 Individual Finalists. The top 3 anglers from each heat will qualify through to the Final. A minimum of twelve anglers per Individual heat.
The top six finishers from the Individual National Final will have their details forwarded to the TEFF for ratification on eligibility to form the 2013 England Bank Team along with seventh and eighth place who will make up the reserves.
The Greys Team Championships have been well supported by Greys again this year with some great prizes to be won !
A list of Individual and Team National qualifiers will be published shortly.
2012 Individual Qualifier Invitation 2012 ind invite
2012 Team Qualifier Invitation 2012 team invite
Greys Bank Rules Greys 2012 bank rules
Individual Final Qualifiers: the following have qualified for the Greys Individual Final at Westlow Mere on Saturday 6th October: Greys Individual Final qualifiers
Entry forms have been posted or emailed, so if you are on this list and have not yet received a form they are available above. Those marked with a (C) are already confirmed for the Finals. The closing date is the 22nd September so please get your forms and entry fee back by then.
Team Final Qualifiers: the qualifying teams for the Team Final on Sunday 7th October are: Greys Team Final qualifiers
National Final, 6th October – Individual
Champion – Gordon Swain (7 session pts) (13 fish) 20 pts
2. Glen Appleby (5 session pts) (11 fish) 16 pts
3. Howard Croston (5 session pts) (10 fish) 15 pts
4. Rob Frame (6 session pts) (9 fish) 15 pts
5. Phil Dixon (5 session pts) (9 fish) 14 pts
6. Andy Taylor (4 session pts) (8 fish) 12 pts
7. Tim Gilchrist (4 session pts) (8 fish) 12 pts
The top six will form the Team England FF Bank team for the 2013 Bank Home International in Scotland, plus one reserve.
Full Results: greys2012individual
Sky TV Tight Lines coverage:
National Final, 7th October – Team
Team Champions – Chatton Chasers (13 session pts) (36 fish) 49 pts
Jim Tuck (1 fish) Gordon Swain (20 fish) Rob Frame (15 fish)
2. Stonebridge Triple AAA (16 session pts) (28 fish) 44 pts
Peter Appleby (9 fish) Glen Appleby (14 fish) Dean Appleby (5 fish)
3. G Loomis (13 session pts) (18 fish) 31 pts
Simon Robinson (5 fish) Andrew Scott (9 fish) Davey Parker (4 fish)
4. Team Hardy Greys (10 session pts) (14 fish) 24 pts
Howard Croston (2 fish) Phil Dixon (7 fish) Fred Bainbridge (5 fish)
Full Results (teams): greys2012team
Full Results (individuals): greys2012teaminds
Aldin Grange heat – Sunday 13th May
12 Individual entrants and 3 x Teams competed today in what can only be described as atrocious conditions. Anglers rotated along the lodge bank of the top lake and were subject to a continuous battering from the strong winds. The water soon coloured up turning the fish off. In contrast fish could be seen rising in the clearer calmer water of the upwind bank.
The match was fished to full c&r which adds a touch of early pressure as any tie on fish number will then revert back to time of first caught fish. Davey Parker was the quickest off the mark landing a fish 2 minutes after the start. Trevor Wadds was next in line followed by Fred B. then Glen Appleby. Only 4 out of the fifteen rods landed a fish on the first peg. No anglers caught on the second. The third move saw Howard Croston & Simon Robinson both land two fish, Howard then went on to land a further two fish from his fourth peg putting him ahead at lunch. 15 anglers landed a total of 19 fish before lunch.
Robbie Bell was in the running when he landed two fish after the lunch break, however the afternoon session was soon to harden up. Andrew Scott took a credible 2 fish to dry fly in choppy conditions and Fred B. landed 3 from 3, close in. A further 15 fish landed during the afternoon for 15 rods, giving a total of 34 fish, a credible amount on the day.
Well done to all – just for fishing in such harsh conditions.
Full results Aldin Grange Greys
Bushyleaze heat – Saturday 5th May
19 anglers fished the Individual heat and 3 Teams on a day when the fishing was hard but fair. Being one of the few non C&R or pegged heats, this competition was fished to a 6 fish limit, with a flat rate bonus of 1lb per fish if the 6 fish were weighed in before 2 o’clock (9.30 start). Only 4 anglers managed this, and a further 8 managed their limit by the end of the day.
With an average weight of 3lb 5oz and the biggest fish of the day falling to Andrew Campbell of 7lb 8oz, Bushyleaze lived up to its star billing.
Biggest bag of the day of 23lb 4oz also fell to Andrew but unfortunately he did not manage it in time to get the bonus.
The Odd Bods (Howard Letherdale, John Page & Nick Barley) took the Team heat with 15 fish for 62lb 6ox (including 12lb 0f bonus), ahead of the Outsiders (Less Cooke, Pat Cooke and Pat Damant) with 18 fish for 60lb 10oz (including 6lb 0f bonus).
The Individual heat was even closer with 1oz deciding the winner (Nicholas Barley 28lb 9oz ahead of John Pearn 28lb 8oz) and 3rd qualifying place being decided on the weight of the biggest fish (Less Cooke 26lb 4oz big fish 5lb 1oz over Howard Leatherdale 26lb 4oz big fish 4lb 10oz).
Full results Bushyleaze Greys heat
Seighford Lakes heat – Saturday 5th May
17 Individual competitors and 3 Teams entered the Seighford Lakes heat of this year’s Greys National Bank qualifiers.
Fishing was challenging due to a cold North Easterly, however a few fish were rising, and most anglers set out to target them. Terry Phillips and Dean Appleby got off to a great start by landing 2 fish each before their 3rd peg. Mike Dixon’s late morning charge saw him amongst the leaders at the half way stage.
Following a hearty Seighford lunch the anglers returned for the afternoon session. In contrast to the morning, the afternoon fished much better with fish more readily to take. Most pegs produced.
Best methods were dries & nymph fishing, although the Apps bloodworm proved to be the overall winner by adding a further 4 fish to Mike Dixon’s tally shortly after lunch. A great day was enjoyed by all and good luck to all those going through to the finals from Seighford Lakes.
1st Seighford Sharks 11 fish
2nd Trio’s 2 fish
3rd Serial Blankers 0 fish
1st Mike Dixon 7 fish off 3 pegs (first fish 2lb 10oz)
2nd Terry Phillips 7 fish off 3 pegs (first fish 2lb 8oz)
3rd Phil Dixon 4 fish off 4 pegs
Full Results Seighford Lakes heat
Walthamstow heat – Sunday 22nd April
The Walthamstow heat of the Greys Bank Championshipsaw 12 individuals and 4 teams work their round the reservoirs in our usual rotating format. On the day the slightly more coloured No4 proved tricky, with the bulk of fish coming from No5.
Individual winner Jim Dillon won easily with a total of 8 fish, including a seven pounder, on a slow intermediate and his usual Charlie Farley, with Mike Heritage, Clive Morgan and Andrew Green behind him on 5 fish.
London Irish repeated their win of last year, one fish ahead of the Walthamstow Wanderers, but a good 13lbs in front, thanks to Jim’s bag. Rain made the last session uncomfortable but there were still fish to be had for those who persevered.
Full Results Greys Bank Walthamstow
Barnsfold heat – Thursday 19th April
This was a fair match with fish in every peg and rising well – although fish did fall to a number of different methods, naturals kept high in the water was a sure thing. Barbless hooks and feisty Barnsfold trout weren’t a good combination on the day with many anglers seeing a share long range release. Qualifiers are Simon Robinson & Ton Waslander.
1st Simon Robinson 12 fish.
2nd Ton Waslander 11 fish.
3rd Steve Smalley 10 fish.
4th Fred Bainbridge 7 fish.
5th Warren Langridge 7 fish.
6th. Laurance Crossley 5 fish.
7th Terry Phillips 5 fish.
8th Graham Kennerly 2 fish.
9th Ken Moore 2 fish.
Well done all.
Rib Valley Qualifier – Team & Individual Heat – Saturday 21st April
Despite a bright, calm start the morning session produced 70 fish, mostly from either end and the Golf Course bank, with just three from the barren Rib Bank.
With a couple of short heavy showers in the afternoon the fishing became much harder although both ends of the lake still produced most of the fish. This session saw 32 fish caught, with again, just three from the Rib Bank.
The team event saw Team Hanak UK (Steve Cullen, Lee Bartlett & John Emerson) finish with 28 fish, just one ahead of Sonic Sports Pitsford Pirates (Charlie Abrahams, Jeff Wilkinson & Bart Farmer) on 27. Lee Bartlett won the individual heat with 14 fish, 2nd was Jeff Wilkinson with 12, 3rd Steve Cullen with 10 and 4th Charlie Abrahams on 8.
Team Results: 2012 Team Results
Individual Results: 2012 Individual Results
Full Report: MATCH REPORT – GREYS BANK CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
Winning Team: 2012 Team Qualifiers pdf
Top 3 Individuals: 2012 Individual Qualifiers pdf
Ellerdine Qualifier – Team & Individual Heat – Sunday 15th April
12 individuals and 3 teams entered this heat, which was won by Team Mixed, consisting of Dennis Drury (Oswestry), Chris Huston (Portsmouth) and Lyndon Ford (Mold), who fished a mixture of Orange and Black lures on slime lines for a 20lb bag.
As some large rainbows up to 20lb had been stocked the week before, it was decided that all fish should count as 2lb to make it a fair match.
In the Individual heat, first place went to Dennis Drury, who released 8 fish; 2nd was Andy Taylor with 7; and 3rd was Chris Huston with 6 fish. On a very windy day, all anglers caught with no blanks for a rod average of 4.8.
Innis Qualifier – Individual Heat – Sunday 12th February
The first heat of the Greys National Bank Championships took place at Innis Fishery near St Austell in Cornwall.
Sunny conditions and cold weather greeted the twelve anglers that took part. They came from as far afield as Tiverton in Devon and St Agnes in the West of Cornwall. No fresh stockies were put in prior to the match in order to make it a fairer competition, thus making the fishing challenging for all anglers. However, two anglers caught their six fish limit and thirty three fish were caught throughout the six-hour competition.
First place went to Steve Wiggins of Holsworthy, second place went to Dave Johns from St Austell, and third place went to Alex Bobba from Tiverton. A second heat is planned at Innis, however this is subject to the competition’s availability – date to be confirmed.
West House qualifier – Team & Individual – Sunday 8th April
15 individual anglers and 4 teams took part in the first of this year’s TEFF Greys National Bank Championships (Northern Heats). The conditions at West House were quite good with medium winds and plenty of cloud cover.
There was a cracking turnout with ten internationals alongside some very experienced small water anglers.
Peter and his son, Dean Appleby were fast out of the blocks, both landing a fish within two minutes of the start, which proved vital in the Team stakes. As the match was fished to full catch & release, any ties would revert back to ‘time of first landed fish’. Peter went on to land a further three trout on his first peg to pulling tactics, putting him well in front, with most of the field catching one or even none.
Although fish were rising, a very difficult but fair match followed, with anglers quickly realising they needed to dig in and work hard for a take. Peter Crowe fished well using his local knowledge to good effect, switching various different methods to keep in contact throughout the day.
Chris Micallef got off to a slow start but settled into nymphs and dries landing an impressive six fish in the afternoon session, putting him in top spot.
Thanks to Dave and all at West House for looking after us, they even provided cheese burgers and drinks at lunch !
Results: Westhouse Lakes heat