Images from 2017/18 Season


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.



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


Images from 2016/17 Season


Fur and Feather Bank Fishing Day November 2016



River Test Trip 26th October 2016







We are the Champions!



Peter Oldham and Joan Russell attending the 'Fishing for Forces' Luncheon at the House Of Lords

Peter Oldham and Joan Russell attending the ‘Fishing for Forces’ Luncheon at the House Of Lords







Breakfast before a Carr Cup day






< Breakfast Before the Carr Cup day at Grafham












David Moore and Mark Searle



David Moore and Mark Searle – Top Boat at the 2016 Pilgrimage. >





Duke at Grafham







Anglers meeting the Duke of Edinburgh at Grafham.  Peter Hartley on the phone to Her Majesty …perhaps trying to arrange a Knighthood for Peter Waterhouse!






Duke looking at flies




The Duke of Edinburgh presented with a box of flies on his visit to Grafham Water to mark its 50th anniversary.  He was a bit disappointed as he had been told he would get to see some boobies at Grafham!




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.





Off to the Wheatsheaf





Some of the Invicta members decide to retire to the Wheatsheaf in Perry after a Tuesday evening Social fishing event is cancelled due to high wind.










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.

5lb Brown for Jeff Price

5lb Brown for Jeff Price




The following week it was Jeff Price’s turn as he took a fine 5lb Brown, this time from Marlow pier at Grafham.


Selected images from past seasons


Enjoying a get together in the 'Old Court House' at Thrapston after the Fur and Feather match

Enjoying a get together in the ‘Old Court House’ at Thrapston after the Fur and Feather match.



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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