Images from the 2019 Season

Probably the best Brown of the season. This 8lb 5oz fish was caught by youth member Albert Coales at Pitsford in October. A fantastic fish for Albert who is having a cracking year having also qualified for the England Youth Team for next season.

It’s not always all about trout as ‘all rounder member’ Martyn Sharp shows us with this fine 11lb 4oz barbel taken on a recent trip from his Peterborough home to the Trent near Newark.

The big fish just keep coming this season, this time it’s a 6lb 6oz rainbow for Mark Searle taken on the surface at Stocks on a ‘Black Beetle’

David Moore with a fine 7lb 5oz Brown caught during the AMFC Group 1 match at Rutland in May.

What a start to the season. In the first full month of the new season we already have two contenders for the heaviest fish trophies. Dave Summers took this sleek 6lb 10oz rainbow from Rutland on a buzzer and Tony Smith caught a fantastic 7lb 7oz brown at Pitsford. Will they be beaten? It’s early days yet, but they have certainly put down some good targets.

Members taking advantage of Peter Hartley’s Casting Lessons.

Alan Briggs with 5lb 1oz brown during Carr cup match at Pitsford

Members enjoying the Annual Dinner


Some of the trophies presented at the dinner. Ray Storer, John Brown, Keith Gilchrist, David Moore, Tony Smith, Chris McLeod.

Invicta Members hand over a cheque for £1150 to the Arthur Rank Hospice in memory of Graham Williams. The money was raised by members paying a small additional amount at each match during the season.

Selected Images from Previous Seasons

Tony Smith with a fine 7lb 9oz Brown taken at Rutland. A contender for the Brown Trout Trophy ?

Chris McLeod, Dave Summers, Mark Searle, Gary How, Keith Gilchrist

Matt Willatt, Keiran Bonas, Graham Bodsworth, Mick Facey Joan Russell

A big Brown at Pitsford for Mark Searle…

Youth, the future for our sport

William Crawford Top English Rod at the TEFF Youth International 2018

Ollie Brand with his 4th fish during an evening league match.

…and the experience of slightly more years!

David Moore 5lb 13oz Brown from Rutland in the Team England Qualifier.

6lb plus brown for Gary How at Pitsford.

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

Invicta Win the Hinckley Shield. Team: Graham Bodsworth, David Moore, Chris McLeod, Keith Gilchrist, Matt Willatt and Jamie Thomas

Team : Chris McLeod, Tony Smith, Mark Searle and David Moore. Tony was also Individual Top Rod.

East Midlands Trout Fishers Association ‘50th Anniversary Pairs Competition’. In a field of 56, the Invicta pairing of Paul Heavens and Jeff Hickson were runners up. (Mick Facey with Paul and Jeff).

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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