3 & 4 September, 2010
There were 132 anglers representing 22 teams competing for a first prize of £2,000 in the prestigious 2010 Lexus European Fly Fishing Finals and it was an excellent match with good quality fish caught and every angler catching.

Welsh team Tightlines finished the strongest to become European Champions for 2010. The team of Stewart Watkins, Phil Cotton, Scott Graham, Steve Winstone and Martin Burgess was captained by Keith Tanner.
 
Fish were mainly in the top three feet of the water with the most popular method being ‘washing line’ style. Anglers were frustrated to find that fish were coming short and not taking flies properly. However, the reservoir was in stunning form, with anglers recording a match rod average of 5.48.
 
 At the close of Day one Blagdon FF Bristol Water were in the lead with 45 fish for 93lb 9oz. Rio Masters were close behind with 45 fish for 92lb 6oz.  Another team, also on 45 fish, was third placed Nymph a Maniacs weighing in at 88lb 9oz.  Hungry Trout were in fourth position with 43 fish for 86lb 14oz.  Tightlines held fifth spot with 41 fish for 79lb 10oz.
 
Day Two saw an outstanding performance by Team Tightlines weighing in 55 fish for 106lb 8oz, from second placed Rio Masters who netted 46 fish for 92lb 4oz.  Team Loop UK took third slot on day two with 47 fish for 91lb 12oz, from consistent Nymph A Maniacs in fourth with  40 fish for 81lb 15oz. 

Fifth place went to Greys – G – Tec Stocks with 41 fish for 78lb 12oz. Day One leaders Blagdon FF Bristol Water could only manage tenth place on Day Two with 37 fish for 73lb 8oz.
 
Lexus European Fly Fishing Finals 2010 Result
            1st        Team Tightlines             96 fish for 186lb 2oz
            2nd       Team Rio Masters                      91 fish for 184lb 10oz
            3rd        Nymph-A-Maniacs                     85 fish for 170lb 8oz
            4th        Team Loop UK               86 fish for 168lb 15oz
            5th        Blagdon FF Bristol Water           82 fish for 167lb 1oz
            6th        RAF Fish Hawks                        73 fish for 149lb 4oz
            7th        Greys G Tec Stocks                  72 fish for 140lb 7oz
            8th        Seighford Sharks                       70 fish for 138lb 15oz
            9th        Ospreys FFC                             70 fish for 138lb 6oz
            10th      Hungry Trout                              69 fish for 137lb 1oz
 
Best bag of the match (plus time bonus) was taken by Gareth Jones of Nymph A Maniacs with a total weight of 49lb 8oz. 

Dave Ogg fishing for RAF Fish Hawks weighed in the best Rainbow of the match at 4lb 9oz.

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