AMFC

Association of Major Flyfishing Clubs.

Fishing for Invicta in AMFC Matches 2020

 Team coordinator David Moore 

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Invicta has been a keen supporter of the AMFC loch-style league since it was formed 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 27 members fished for Invicta.

Invicta will enter two teams, the A team will be in Group 2, surprisingly relegated after winning Group 1 in 2018, while the B team fishes in Group 3. All three groups fish as teams of 4 in the first and last matches of the season but the others are separate Group events for teams of 6.

Rules for 2020 have changed to a 4 fish kill and up to 8 fish released as 2lbs each with a time bonus of 1lb per hour.

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

This year there are away trips to Bewl and Chew which are always good fun 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 2020 venues also include Draycote, Grafham, Pitsford, Eyebrook and Rutland Water which Invicta rods fish regularly in our Carr Cup series.

I started fishing for our B team 10 years ago when I was a relative 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. Last year I was lucky enough to catch the biggest fish of the Championship, so some consolation for my otherwise disappointing amfc season and a likely return to the B team.

The dates and venues will be on this website and e-mailed to all members in December so you can decide if you want to fish 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.

We need a pool of at least 10 members for each team and give everyone a chance to fish at least one round in the B team as long as they are used to fishing international rules but we give more fixtures to our more consistent rods to give the teams a good chance of success. Performance in Carr Cup and evening league and open competitions are all taken into account for allocating team places but availability is crucial as having a full team is vital and even catching a single fish can be crucial to the team’s success.

If you have any queries drop me an email if you want to support Invicta this season, even if it’s only for 1 or 2 events.

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All the best

David

07874 372810


Invicta Teams for 2020 

Details to follow.

2020 Match dates and Venues:

Group 2
Round 1: 18th April (Thursday) – Grafham
Round 2: 14th May (Thursday) – Bewl
Round 3: 18th June (Thursday) – Chew
Round 4: 15th July (Wednesday) – Grafham
Round 5: 18th Sept (Friday) – Pitsford
Round 6: 3rd Oct (Saturday) – (Draycote)

Group 3
Round 1: 18th April (Thursday) – Grafham
Round 2: 20th May (Wednesday) Rutland
Round 3: 17th June (Wednesday) – Eyebrook
Round 4: 11th July (Saturday) – Grafham
Round 5: 26th Sept (Saturday) – Pitsford
Round 6: 3rd Oct (Saturday) – (Draycote)

More details will follow nearer the time for each fixture when I will also nominate  a captain  for each day to coordinate practice and transport and post-match meal for the team.  This should be straightforward but please let me know if this is a problem for you.


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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