Images from 2024

Matt Collerson – winner of The Norman Shippey Memorial March 2023

Congratulations to Sonja Odell winning the Invicta John Krailing Shield in Novice category after just one year at the vice. Sonja regularly attends our successful fly tying group at Grafham Water run by Colin Newton.

24th February Invicta Annual Dinner and Presentation


Images from 2023

8lbs 8oz brownie, part of a 9 fish catch from the GBouy bank by Jonny Bromilow on a Shrimp.

Hard earned dawn o’clock 8lb 5oz pb from the Grafham dam by Alan Briggs. (On size a 12 fiery brown shrimp.)

Jeff Hickson with an unexpected big eel during an AMFC match at Blagdon.

Edze Dijksterhuis catches a 7lb brown at Grafham in the Tuesday Evening League.

A huge unexpected 25lb plus Pitsford pike for Colin Newton. It took the fly on his 7# rod.

Images from our Annual Dinner Trophy Presentation Evening.
Congratulations to the winners Colin Newton, Tony Smith, Fraser Duffy jnr, David Curry, Chris McLeod, Gary How, Simon Peck, Peter Skelton and David Moore. Trophy winners unable to make the event were Keith Gilchrist and Roger Hurren. A full list of the winners can be seen on the Trophy Winners page on this website.

Invicta’s Chris McLeod makes an early season start with a very successful session at Tiln fishery. 17 fish on a cold day.

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Images From 2022

We held another very successful fly tying workshop in November 2022. The event gave members the opportunity to ask for specific flies to be demonstrated and to try for themselves.
Like all of our events the social side was just as important as the event itself and members had an enjoyable time chatting with like minded people.

Invicta’s Winning Team in the Maitland Trophy (Interclub) 2022

Keith Gilchrist’s 6lb 12oz brown. The heaviest in an Invicta event in 2022

England Ladies 2022

Team England Ladies (with Invicta’s Sue Potts – middle row far right). Winners of the International at the Lake of Menteith 2022.

Following David Moore’s write up on the Invicta Facebook page of Narborough Lakes, club anglers Andy Trafankowski and Roger Swain decided to give it a go while the reservoirs are closed. Roger was snapped up on a good fish, but redeemed himself later with a personal best rainbow weighing 13lbs 11oz caught on a gold head black buzzer. It beat his previous pb of 13lb 2oz, also from Narborough in 2018.

Fantastic Narborough Fishery in Norfolk continues to produce huge trout. Following an invitation from owner Ian Peberdy, David Moore catches two double figure fish including this personal best 12lb Rainbow. Well worth a visit when it reopens on 1st February.

We may be a fly fishing club; however a good number of our well established members (Andy Linwood, Peter Hartley Mel Parrott and Martyn Sharp to name a few) are also accomplished and regular coarse anglers.
Invicta member Keith (Mac) McDonald had a cracking days Barbel fishing on the River Severn. He was told not to expect a double, as they are fairly rare on the stretch he fished, but was lucky enough to catch one at 11lb 6ozs. The reason there is no background to the photo is because he was fishing an ordinary club water, and his host didn’t want to give away the location.

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From the Archives

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The members in the ‘Hardy’ team photograph are Doug Head, John Caldwell, Graham Williams, Mark Searle, Peter Oldham (with Mexican bandit mustache) and Chris McLeod.


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