Images from 2018/19 Season




Images from 2017/18 Season


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


It’s all about having fun – Mick Facey and Gary How enjoy a laugh at lunchtime on one of our monthly Carr Cup trips.

Husband and wife team Neil and Sue Potts enjoying our Ravensthorpe trip.




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).




Some Cracking  Fish!


Matt Willatt with a brace of fine Browns both over 5lbs taken in the same session at Grafham in early October.



Invicta member Kieran Caulfield (left) with Atlantic Blue Tuna caught (and released)off the Donagal coast.



2017 Grafham Evening League winner, Keith Gilchrist















A splendid Brown of 7lbs for Peter Brewer. The fish was weighed and witnessed. A definite contender for best Brown of the season.















Mark Haycock with what may be the best Brown caught by a member this year. The fish taken at Grafham is around 8lb but not weighed, not surprising that Mark looks so happy.




Mark Searle avoiding insects or fashion accessory?

Joan Russell caught in the act with one of Draycote’s famous cream buns!

Gary How, Mark Searle, David Moore and Graham Bodsworth at Blagdon


Lunch at the President’s cup match. What would we do without our wonderful team of ladies led by Jane How.

Spring Casting Clinics



Invicta Annual Dinner, February 2017


Selected images from past seasons


River Test Trip 26th October 2016






We are the Champions


Chris McLeod's out of season brownie



What a cracking start to the season. Chris McLeod takes an opening day 5 lb + Brownie albeit out of season from the Normanton Bank at Rutland. The fish took a size 10  hare’s ear on a floating line.









David Moore and Mark Searle



David Moore and Mark Searle, Top boat in the 2016 Pilgrimage.






Mark Searle -Cod



Mark Searle showing that he is a master of the sea as well as the fly rod with a fine cod taken on one of his  recent sea fishing trips.






Peter Oldham 5lb 12oz Rainbow at Elinor

Peter Oldham 5lb 12oz Rainbow at Elinor





Joan Russell 5lb 12oz Best Brown of the 2014/15 season

Joan Russell with the 5lb 12oz Brown which won her the ‘Brown Trout Trophy in 2014/15 season.




Peter Oldham on a trip down to the River Test in Hampshire.

Peter Oldham on Test

The Reward, a beautifully coloured Brown Trout.

The Reward, a beautifully coloured Brown Trout.




David Moore’s efforts at tackling the big fish in Northern Thailand paid off with this splendid 70lb Mekong catfish. A personal best for David who’s previous ‘big un’ was a 60lb blue shark off Looe in Cornwall.

70lbs of Mekong Catfish

70lbs of Mekong Catfish













National Trout Centre NZ. Free flyfishing lessons for children.

The National Trout Centre , Tongariro New Zealand. Free flyfishing lessons every day for children. Pool stocked heavily each day with 1 – 2lb trout to encourage youngsters to take up the sport. Should we be learning from this?




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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