A full report and results of this competition will follow in Fly Dresser magazine. Meanwhile, the team from Glasgow who always make a week of the event once again showed that practice gives you a big advantage on the match day. Despite the fishing being hard for most, the Scots lads quickly hit upon a method and refined it over their two practice sessions, enabling them to win easily on the day of the match. They landed 26 fish which was 8 more than 2nd placed north Kent and one behind them were the team from Thames Valley, Invicta. Biggest fish was a rainbow of 2lbs 10oz to David Bowie of Luggie bank and with Alistair Murphy of New Haylie taking the biggest bag it was a Scots clean sweep on the prizes. A great meal and convivial atmosphere followed with the prizes being presented by John Watts himself, membership number 01
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The biggest and best show that has everything for the Fly fisher and Fly tyer. All the top names from the UK are mixed with a truly awesome gathering of
The biggest and best show that has everything for the Fly fisher and Fly tyer. All the top names from the UK are mixed with a truly awesome gathering of international talent. From talks to demonstrations, fly casting to to retail therapy, this event has it all. Spread over three halls there is something for everyone here.
The Fly Dressers Guild will be ion attendance in the Fly tying hall with the usual selection of demonstrators, competitions and have a go tables.
february 8 (Saturday) - 9 (Sunday)
Stafford County Showground
Stafford, St18 0BD
CookshillSteve and Bridgette Cooper