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Association of Major Fly-fishing Clubs – Fishing for Invicta 2022

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 24 members fished for Invicta.

Last year we fished 3 matches with all teams taking part but this year we return to the traditional league format and Invicta will enter two teams, the A team in Group 2 while the B team fishes in Group 3. All three Groups compete together as teams of 4 in the first (Spring Association) and last (Autumn Association) matches of the season but the other 4 rounds are separate Group events for teams of 6.

This year there are away trips to Bewl and Chew which are Club Outings with most of us 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. The 2022 venues also include Farmoor (G2 only), Draycote, Grafham, Pitsford and Rutland Water which Invicta rods fish regularly in our Carr Cup series.

I started fishing for our B team 12 years ago when I was a novice and it has improved my fishing more than anything I can think of. Everyone has been a pleasure to fish with, working together with your opposition boat partner combines fun with a competitive edge.

Limits for 2022 are fishing to a 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.

Members can fish up to 5 of the 6 rounds but not both the Spring and Autumn matches (first and last rounds). If the AW ‘Economy-Plus Season Permits are available they will be valid for the matches on Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford.

The dates and venues are on this website and e-mailed to all members so you say if you want to fish and which fixtures suit you best. New Invicta members must fish for the B team before they can fish for the A team which we select from our most consistent competition members.

We need a pool of at least 10 members for each team. We give everyone a chance to fish at least one round in the B team providing they are used to fishing to international loch-style rules but we give more fixtures to our more consistent rods to give the teams a good chance of success. Performance in Invicta and other competitions are all taken into account for allocating team places but having a full team is vital and catching a single fish can be crucial to the team’s success.

Look out for the application form in December and I hope you will want to fish for Invicta this season.

All the best

David

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AMFC 2022 Teams and Captains

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Invicta AMFC 2022 Teams revised

2022 Dates 

Group 2 

April 23rd (Sat) – Bewl, Spring Match
May 11th (Wed) – Grafham
June 18th (Sat) – Rutland
July 13th (Wed) – Draycote
Sept 3rd (Sat) – Pitsford
Oct 1st (Sat) – Chew Valley, Autumn Match

Group 3

April 24th (Sun) – Bewl, Spring Match
May 18th (Wed) – Grafham
June 18th (Sat) – Pitsford
July 9th (Sat) – Rutland
Sept 21st (Wed) – Draycote
Oct 1st (Sat) – Chew Valley, Autumn Match

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Invicta Team Performance from 2000 to 2018

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 – 2018

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