NATIONAL ANGLING COUNCIL
Services Fly Fishing Championship
Graham Water 7th June 2016
Practice was limited to just one day due to a large competition at the weekend taking all available boats. Our four boats went out on the Monday and fished several different areas highlighted from the weekend match. We arranged to meet back at the pontoons at 13:30 and swap notes then went out again to check other areas. The weather was hot with a cloudless sky and a small North Easterly breeze and even that did not take away the feeling of sitting in front of an open oven. By the end of the day we were able to get a plan together as to which were the best lines, flies and areas to fish.
Arriving at the water on the day of the match we were met with a flat calm and clear skies, it was forecast to cloud over later, which it did, and a breeze to develop, which did not happen. Plus someone turned the heat up and opened the oven door again!
The team consisted of Nigel Evans (captain), Lee Patten, Keiron Thomas,
Geraint Thomas, Peter Elliott, Bart Farmer, Jim North and Chris Heyburn.
We did finally get our hands on the trophy we won last year even if it had not been cleaned or engraved!
Full results will be posted when received.
Should you wish to be considered for a place in this team then send your angling CV to Fraser McConnell. Past experience at national or international level is considered almost a prerequisite and please bear in mind that you would be committing yourself to four days fishing, three practise days plus the actual competition. Also this would be at your own expense with very minimal funding from CSSC.