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Fishing Competitions
In response to members' requests for more opportunities to fish together, the Guild is now running three annual friendly fly fishing competitions as well as the Big Fish Competition.  

The intention behind all these competitions to for members to get to know and learn from each other.  Camaraderie is much more important than results.  So if competition fishing isn't your scene, try coming to one of these events anyway, to enjoy fishing your way and meet up with fellow members of the Guild.  
To find out more about each competition, click on the links below or on the navigation menu on the left:

The John Watts
Our longest running competition, fished from boats, now in its 42nd year.  Further details can be found here.

The AGM Bank Competition 2017

Introduced in 2012, when the AGM was held at Eyebrook and repeated since 2013 at Lechlade and Bushy Leaze, this is very much a friendly event, intended to encourage attendance at the AGM and allow members an opportunity to fish together.  More details can be found here

We look forward to the fifth edition this year, again at Lechlade, on Sunday 5th November - see you there!

The Spring Bank Competition

We know that the weather at the time of the AGM can be less somewhat miserable, so - ever the optimists - we introduced another bank fishing competition for members in the Spring of 2014.  The 2017 event was held on Sunday 23rd April and we look forward to running the event again next year.  More information, including the competition rules and entry form can be found here.

The Big Fish Competition
An opportunity to record your largest catch and the fly you caught it with, across a variety of species.  Note that some of the newer categories allow for catch and release. 










Last modified on 03 September, 2017