Association of Major Flyfishing Clubs.
Fishing with Invicta – Guide to Competition fishing -an introduction to fishing for Invicta in AMFC and other matches that are fished to International Rules.
Association of Major Fly-fishing Clubs – Fishing for Invicta 2024
David Moore, Invicta AMFC co-ordinator
Invicta has been a keen supporter of the AMFC loch-style league since it was formed over 30 years ago. This friendly competition is a great way to improve our skills through fishing a variety of waters with some top-class anglers and last year a record 29 members fished for Invicta, more than for any other club.
In the 14 years I have taken part everyone has been a pleasure to fish with and working together with your opposition boat partner as a pair combines fun with a competitive edge while gaining experience and making new fishing friends.
Invicta has two teams, the A team in Group 2 and the B team in Group 3 where we welcome two new clubs, Derby AA, Walthamsow FF plus Bewl FF have restored their B Team, making 19 teams representing 14 clubs. As a result there will be 7 teams in Group3. All three Groups compete together as teams of 4 rods in the first (Spring Association) and last (Autumn Association) matches of the season and teams of 6 in the other 4 Group rounds.
Both our teams did well last year ending 2nd and 3rd in their Groups but again missing out on promotion. Allan Sefton shared the Lew Cass Trophy for the biggest fish caught outside Group 1 with his 3lb-10oz rainbow at Chew and Gary How was top rod 1n the final round, the Autumn Association match on Draycote.
As usual most of the matches are on midlands reservoirs but there are away trips to Chew, Blagdon and Bewl which are really Club outings with the option of enjoying a practice day and an overnight stay. We share transport and B&B to keep the cost down so it’s a great chance to fish these famous venues in good company and at a modest price helped by Invicta contributing £20 each as a gesture towards your costs of representing the club at these three more distant venues.
The other 2024 venues are our popular midlands reservoirs, Grafham, Pitsford, Rutland, Draycote and Eyebrook which Invicta rods fish regularly in our Carr Cup series. We are again fishing shorter 7 hour matches and to the usual 4 fish kill and weigh plus up to 8 fish released counting as 2lbs each and a time bonus of 4oz per 15 minutes for finishing early. Just one brown counts as 2lbs whenever it is caught.
The club pays the entry fees so you pay discounted fishing fees plus around £14 for a post-match meal when we celebrate success or drown sorrows. AW Bronze, Silver and Gold season permits are all valid as usual.
The dates and venues are on this website and e-mailed to all members.
Use the form to let me know your availability and which fixtures suit you best. New Invicta members must fish for the B team in their first year before they can fish for the A team which we select from our most consistent competition members but we try to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy at least one fixture in the B Team.
We have a team captain for each match to coordinate practice and any accommodation and travel and share information among the team. Having a full team is vital so I hope you will take part and join in the fun of fishing in a team.
If you have any questions, please email me: Click here
AMFC 2024 Teams and Captains
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Invicta Team Performance from 2000 to 2022
Jeff Hickson has provided the historic team results for our AMFC teams which makes interesting reading. It highlights the great improvement in success of our ‘A Team’ over the years and the consistency of the A Team rod average above that of the ‘B Team’.
This is what you would expect as Invicta have a policy of encouraging new and less experienced anglers to enter this competitive, yet friendly league. In the past few seasons the ‘B Team results have also shown a marked improvement and promotion to a higher division is achievable given the very strong ‘B Team’ that we currently are able to put out.
Click link to view record: INVICTA AMFC Team Results 2000 to 2022
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