Great New Winter Bank Fishing League at Grafham
Dry Fly at Draycote in Support of Angling Trust Team England
See the link below with information about a fantastic dry fly competition on the 16th September at Draycote.
East Midlands Trout Fishers Association
50th Anniversary Pairs Match – Grafham Water
Tuesday 29th August 2017
Pairs Boat match with Free entry (All under 18’s will have their boats paid for by East Midlands Trout Fishing Association).
East Midlands TFA has decided to offer entry to this fantastic celebration match to any members of the following associations:
East Midlands Trout Fishing Association
English Fly Fishing Association
Invicta Fly Fishing Club
Grafham Water Fly Fishing Association
Mid Northants Fly Fishers
Rutland Fly Fishers
To see full details please see the attached poster by clicking the link below:
It promises to be a great day out. This event includes a free BBQ for all at lunchtime.
Ray Jenkins Tel: 07870 456952
Spring Bank Match -Norman Shippey Memorial
Sunday 19th March
Traditionally our first outing of the season, this popular bank fishing day is held at Elinor Fishery. Historically the fishing has always been superb at Elinor for this match with many anglers well into double figures.
This is a very sociable day with lots of help at hand for those that might need it. There is a Trophy (the Norman Shippey Trophy) for the most fish caught on the day, as most of us will fish C & R, we might also run a pool for the largest fish if people want to participate at £2 per head winner takes all.
This is a very relaxed day with fishing starting around 10.00 and finishing to about 16.00 or what is agreed on the day. For those who wish to join us, some of us meet at the Little Chef at Thrapston (J13 of the A14) just before 8am for Breakfast or just a coffee.
After the fishing we go to the pub for a drink, chat and results. If there is demand I might try and arrange some food probably sandwiches and chips. If you are wish to fish, please let me know. Also indicate if you are interested in some food afterwards, if there is enough interest I will try and arrange it.
email Mark: Click Here
Report of this match is now on the Summary/Reports webpage.
Invicta, Snowbee® Floating Line Competition 2017
Invicta a pleased to announce details of the 2017 Invicta Snowbee Floating Line Competition to be held on Saturday 22nd April at Grafham Water. This Snowbee sponsored competition has some wonderful prizes and is an excellent event.
Applications from teams of four anglers are welcomed but if you would like to fish and are not part of a team, please let Gary How know and he will endeavour to make up teams from individuals.
Please click on the link below for an entry form and full details.
Tuesday Evening Club Social Fishing at Grafham
Our Summer Evening Fishing at Grafham will start on Tuesday May 16th and then every Tuesday, finishing on August 15th. Format is similar to last year. Anglian Water once again have agreed to give a free evening’s fishing to those who have done a course with Peter Hartley.
The Tuesday Evening League will run again, but participation is not obligatory. Scoring will be on numbers caught, no weigh in, best 10 results to count.
Many anglers arrive in good time so we are bringing the start time forward this year to 5.30pm., but there will be someone around until 6pm to organise boat pairings etc for those who cannot make it by 5.30. Boats will return at sunset, except the 3 longest evenings which would be 9.45 or possibly 10.pm.
An Anglian Water Season Ticket or day ticket will be required, also an Environment Agency Rod Licence. Evening boat cost is £6.50 per person.
Anglian Water have kindly agreed to provide a free boat ticket on any evening that 10 or more anglers are fishing. We will draw for this in the pub after fishing. The Lodge Shop will be open until 5.30 pm.
We go to the Wheatsheaf in Perry after fishing for a drink and sandwiches and chips. Please pay for sandwiches when you book in with the Wardens on arrival. Cost of sandwiches and chips is £5.00.
The aim of the series is to have some pleasant summer evenings fishing at Grafham (weather permitting!), rather than a serious competitive event, also to give those who have done a fly fishing course the opportunity to gain some experience. We all had to start somewhere.
Further information from Paul Stevens. Tel. 01480 403529
Mobile 07831 235069
The 2017 Pilgrimage, Grafham
25th and 26th May 2017
Here is another date to add to your filling diaries, this years annual Pilgrimage.
I have booked boats on Graham for Thursday 25th (Practice day) and Friday 26th May (Match day) and booked the Wheatsheaf at Perry for the meal on Thursday evening following the practice. In the evening after the match on Friday we will have a dinner at the Racehorse in Catworth were there will be a range of prizes for the best bag and best boat etc. and the evening will be rounded off with the presentation of the trophy.
The event will be to the usual format with Invicta taking on our old friends Llanila from Wales and Leslie from Scotland. We have been fishing this event for over thirty years and we have come to know the characters in each team and enjoyed some memorable days on the water. One noticeable exception from the Llanilar team this year will be Tony Bevan who sadly died at the end of last year. Tony was a great fisherman and he won many prizes at this get together and is enthusiasm for fish had to be seen to be believed. He was not invincible however because the great Bob Ayres once beat him when fishing at Chew.
It is a thoroughly enjoyable couple of days and if you would like to experience the lovely people who come to this event would you please let me know and I will add you to our team.
Fur and Feather 2016 – Elinor 5th November
This annual bank fishing event will be held at Elinor Trout Fishery on Saturday 5th November. Our fur and feather match is more of a end of season get together. We start about 9.30 and finish about 15.30 and make our way to the pub for a warm up, drink and to sort out the prizes. For this trip we all bring a prize and we all get to take home a prize, as with all our trips this is a very sociable day with help and advice in abundance.
Report of the day is on the ‘Summary/Reports’ page.
Grayling Fishing Trip
Grayling fishing the River Test at Wherwell, 26th of October.
Seven members went on this trip, A report on the day appears on the Summary/Reports page.
If you are interested in future trips please contact Paul Heavens.
email: Paul Heavens
A Bank Match v The Army
A 10 plus Army team are challenging a ‘local’ combined team to a Bank Match at Grafham on Saturday 26th November. The locals will be organised by Chris McLeod and will comprise of anglers from local clubs and organisations.
Please get in touch with Chris if you would like more details or to put your name down to fish.
Breakfast will be arranged at Grafham Sailing Club followed by a post fishing dinner at ‘The Wheatsheaf’ at Perry.
Chris McLeod. email: Chris McLeod
Results are on the Noticeboard page.
Tuesday Evening Club Social Fishing at Grafham
Our Summer Evening Social Fishing at Grafham started on Tuesday May 10th and will continue every Tuesday, finishing on August 16th (15 weeks).
Format is similar to last year. Anglian Water has once again agreed to give a free evening’s fishing to those who have done the beginners fly fishing course with Peter Hartley.
The Evening League element will run again in conjunction, but participation is not obligatory. Scoring will be on numbers caught, up to the fishery limit with your best 10 scores over the 15 weeks to count.
Please arrive by 5.30 pm, to allow ample time for the draw for boat partners; so that fishing can start promptly at 6pm. The finish time will vary through the summer and is determined by the onset of dusk. Beginners will be paired up with experienced fishermen and the whole evening is very friendly.
An Anglian Water Season Ticket or day ticket will be required, also of course an Environment Agency Rod Licence. Evening boat cost is £6.50 per person.
We go to the Wheatsheaf in Perry after fishing for a drink and a sandwich and chips, please pay for these when you book in with the Wardens on arrival if you intend to join us at the pub – which we hope you do. Cost of sandwiches and chips is £5.00. The aim of the series is to have some pleasant summer evenings fishing at Grafham (weather permitting!), rather than a serious competitive event, also to give those who have done a fly fishing course the opportunity to gain some experience. We all had to start somewhere.
Further information from Paul Stevens. Tel. 01480 403529 Mobile 07831 235069
Click to email: Paul Stevens
Invicta Snowbee® Floating Line 2016
Sponsored by Snowbee® and organised by Invicta FFC.
Saturday 7th May
This years Invicta Snowbee Inter Club Floating Line Competition at Grafham Water was one of the most successful for several seasons. The competition is based on four-man teams and participation is by invitation only.
Teams of four fishing floating lines only fished from 10.00-13.00 stopping for a ploughman’s lunch and 14.00 – 18.00, then in for the weigh in, dinner in the lodge with prize giving. Thanks to all helpers and in particular Snowbee for the amazing prizes, not to mention the wonderful raffle.
A special Newsletter has been produced with photographs and a full report.
Click link to go to Snowbee Special Newsletter: Snowbee Newsletter 2016
All enquiries to Gary How; Click to email: Gary How
The 2016 Pilgrimage, Grafham.
The annual Pilgrimage took place at Grafham on Thursday and Friday the 26th and 27th of May. This friendly rivalry between Invicta and teams from Wales and Scotland has been an annual fixture since 1985. The two days follow the usual format ie. a practice day on Thursday with a meal in the evening and the informal match on Friday.
We have a meal at the Wheatsheaf on Thursday evening and then a dinner on Friday evening at the Racecourse at Catworth organised by Glyn from Llanilar .
The Pilgrimage is a very friendly event and over the years we have enjoyed the company of the 8 or 10 members from the Llanilar and Leslie clubs from Wales and Scotland. Socialising with some of the characters should not be missed so if you would like to fish next season, watch out for details nearer the time.
Click link below to view 2016 results:
A full report appears in the June 2016 Newsletter. Click link to go to Invicta Newsletters page
Further details from Steve Middleton.
email Steve: Click Here
The Grand Max 2016
Wednesday 14th September (Practice on 13th)
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