We are pleased to launch the 2008 series of our international fly-fishing championship. There are heats at 11 top fisheries throughout the British Isles with a date and venue to suit most teams.
The event is for teams of six anglers and will be restricted to the first 166 teams to enter (approx 1000 anglers). It will follow the same popular format as 2007 with teams entering qualifying rounds and national finals. The prestigious two day International Final will be fished at Rutland Water on 30 September and 1 October culminating in the presentation evening on the final day.
Jon Marshall, Fisheries Manager for Anglian Water said “With our sponsors Fulling Mill we will ensure that the prize and hospitality fund throughout the competition will reach £30,000. The silver salver first presented in 1982, the Water Aid trophy (for the biggest fish) and the Overseas Trophy (best placed overseas team) will be presented at our presentation dinner, the best in UK fly-fishing.”
The entry fee this year will be £99 per team of 6 and, new for this year, we are offering a 25% discount on the entry fee for a second team (£74.25)
As before, we will be donating £1 to WaterAid for every competitor who enters. So far, in the five years we have been running the Anglian Water Fulling Mill International, nearly £4,000 has been raised for the WaterAid charity.
You can read all about last year’s winners in our Hooked! 2008 magazine, when it is published in February – just ask us for a copy if you are not already on our mailing list.
Team captains are encouraged to get their entries in quickly to avoid disappointment. The calendar of events, application form and rules for the competition are printed in Hooked 2008! Or ….