The Angling Trust Loch Style National Flyfishing Final was held at Grafham Water on the 3rd September 2011.

The day started with Angling Trust Competitions Chairman Clive Collier welcoming 100 competitors to the first Flyfishing National final held under the Angling Trust banner. Clive thanked John Mees of Anglian Water for coordinating the Regional Qualifiers and managing the National Competition.

The winner was Kim Green who caught his 8 fish limit in just two hours fishing off Deepwater Point using Crunchers. Kim’s time bonus of 5.75 lbs was enough to beat Ron Gent (second placed) whose 8 fish although bigger, were caught later in the day.
 

Ron Gent reveals his flies before the start, he used shrimp patterns fished towards the dam
The average catch on this superb venue was an excellent 4.1 trout per rod for the 100 anglers who competed.
 

Angling Trust Level 2 coach Denis Symonds caught the biggest fish of the day
The top 28 rods will form the Angling Trust Team England squad who go forward to compete in the two Home Internationals in Ireland and Wales next year.

Final Results (and the 1-28 places for the Home Internationals) are listed in order below.
1st Kim Green
2nd Ron Gent
3rd David Drake

Paul Shaw
Fred Bainbridge
Alistair Beaumont
Andy Croucher
Richard Slater
Brad Gifford
Steve Cullen
Rob Sosbe
Ian Donaldson
Dave Morris
Nick Dunn
Lloyd Pallet
Mark Howard
Colin Martin
Bill Rankin
Martin Greatbatch
Paul Angell
Mark Macleod
John Stevenson
Steve Collins
Chris Micallef
Peter Appleby
Steve Ellerbeck
Mark Withyman
Sean Brooks

 

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