Other Competitions and Social Fishing




The Hinckley Shield Team Bank Match
Sunday 28th October at Grafham

The Hinckley Shield is a bank fishing match for teams of 6 anglers. Invicta won this match last year and so are organising it this year.

Please could those keen to fish and represent Invicta please let Chris McLeod know as soon as possible and if there are others keen to fish I will organise another Invicta team (or two)

We have one team (the winning one from last year, and those anglers have already contacted me).


Chris McLeod




Grayling Trip to the River Dee at Llangollen

Invicta’s Northern Representative Peter Oldham catching grayling on the Dee.

Our Northern Representative Peter Oldham has offered to arrange a grayling fishing day on the Dee. The trip would be on Monday 12th November. The cost of the fishing would be £18 per day via the website or in the town so little risk of wastage as can be purchased on the day or day before.

If members wished to stay over and fish on the next day, Peter would also be able to arrange overnight accommodation for the Monday night (price to be confirmed but in the region of £70) Hotel will depend on whatever deal he can get, which will depend on numbers; risk factor in case of cancellation will depend on any deposit needed, possibly full if short notice or payable in advance.

Wading on the Dee is very variable – some good long gravel stretches, also some faster runs with boulders. For anyone, a wading staff is strongly suggested, and some advice is to wear a life vest. The wading obviously depends on the water level, which can be read hourly on EA site. Yes trotting on the Dee is fine.

Peter has said that if it helps for those attending he will do a short advisory note about tackle, techniques etc (although he doesn’t want to be seen as a guide or tutor, but will help as much as possible).

Please let Paul Heavens know if you are interested in this trip by the 7th October. The numbers are restricted to 6 anglers so it must be on a first come basis.


Invicta Tuesday Evening Club 2018

Our Summer Evening Fishing at Grafham will start on Tuesday May 15th and then every Tuesday, finishing on August 14th. This event is open to all anglers.

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 in conjunction but participation in this is not obligatory. Scoring for this will be on numbers caught, no weigh in, best 10 results over the summer to count (Evening league trophy for top Invicta FFC member).

Start time is 5.30pm, but there will be someone around until 6pm to organise boat pairings etc for those who cannot make it by 5.30pm. 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. A 1 fish plus C&R ticket is available at £11.00. The Lodge Shop will be open until 5.30 pm.

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.

We go to the Wheatsheaf in Perry after fishing for a drink and sandwiches and chips (not compulsory, although it is very enjoyable). Please pay for sandwiches when you book in with the Shop on arrival. Cost of sandwiches and chips is unchanged at £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

email Paul: Click Here


The PILGRIMAGE 2018 – Grafham Water

The annual Pilgrimage against our friends from the Leslie and Llanilar Clubs this year will be on the Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th May at Grafham.

The format will be all as previous years with a practice day on the Thursday and the friendly match on the Friday. We are planning to have a meal at the Wheatsheaf on the Thursday evening, when the draw will be made for partners on the following day.

The meal on the Friday evening will be at the Fishing Lodge at Grafham and cash prizes will be presented for the best bag and best fish etc. The cost of the meals both evening will be around £15 and the charge for the prize pool will be £10 per head.

Sadly some of the regular Invicta members will not be fishing this year, because this event clashes with the annual English Fly Fishers Association trip to Stocks Reservoir , but anyone who would like a couple of days of very enjoyable and friendly fishing with the characters from Wales and Scotland should join us.

The party from Leslie and Llanilar will be 19 strong and during their week away they are expecting to fish four days at Draycote and three at Grafham. The boys had two fantastic days at Draycote last year whilst Grafham did not fish too well so they are hoping that Draycote will live up to their expectations.

If you would like to participate or would like more information, would you please let me know and I will assist or book you in.

Thanks and regards,

Steve Middleton

email Steve: Click Here


Bank Fishing Day – The Norman Shippey Memorial

Saturday 24th March 2018

Elinor Trout Fishery, Lowick Road, Aldwinkle, NN14 3EE

We start our season in the traditional manner with the Norman Shippey Memorial bank fishing day at Elinor Trout Fishery. This informal and very social day is always popular and the fishing is normally exceptional. Our last outing to Elinor saw Gary How take a 9lb 1oz rainbow.

Fishing is from around 9:30am until around 3:30pm depending on the weather (I did say it was informal). A lot of members meet for breakfast at the Little Chef on J13 of the A14 at 8am but this is optional. There is no ‘weigh-in’ and the winner is decided on number of fish caught. No need to retain fish unless you want them, you can catch and release and keep a mental note of how many you catch.

Please let Mark Searle know if you would like to fish.

email Mark: Click Here



Invicta ‘Snowbee ®’ Floating Line Competition 2018

It is with great pleasure that Invicta FFC can now confirm the details of the InterClub Floating Line Competition 2018.
The competition is to be held at Grafham Water on Saturday 14 April 2018, again sponsored by Snowbee® and organised by Invicta FFC.

It would be good to see  several Invicta teams enter so why not get a team together and get that entry form sent off. Its a great day.

Click on link below for entry form and full details:

Invicta Snowbee invitation 2018

If you would like to fish in this event but are not in a four man team, please send your application to Paul Stevens and he will put you in a team. Cost £65.00.  Please send a cheque to him or pay by transfer into our Club Account. Sort Code. 20-43-63. Account No. 70514004. This will help Gary and Jane How who have abusy time oganising this event.



Locals vs the Army and RAF 2017

Saturday 25th November.

As happened last year, Jamie Thomas and Chris McLeod are organising a Bank Match at Grafham, with breakfast and post match meal.

Fishing will be from 9:30am to 3pm with a six fish limit (no Browns).

Breakfast will be available at the lodge from 8am at £5 with a post match meal £10. Anglers are asked to bring a prize for the raffle (max value £10)

Please book in with Chris McLeod by the 18th November

Chris McLeod:   chrisconkers@btinternet.com

Phone 07841 398087