Summer might be just about over and the trout season drawing to a close but its not quite time to put the fly rods away, NOT yet! The grayling fishing is coming to its very best, so why not make it an autumn to remember and become the 2011 England Youth Flyfishing Rivers Champion?
If you’re 18 or under and enjoy flyfishing, this is just the opportunity for you!
This is the 7th annual Rivers Championship at the Lower Itchen Fishery on Sunday 27th November 2011. The Final will be used to help select the World team and this year is being hosted by the Lower Itchen Fishery and sponsored by Richard Wheatley. There are some fantastic prizes and the Championships form part of our selection process for the 2012 World Championships to be held in France during the 2012 summer.
Lyndsey Farmiloe, Managing Director Lower Itchen Fishery, said “This will be our second year hosting an event for the EYF and we are delighted to offer our fishery to such a prestigious event.
Fishing needs to attract and encourage the youth of today into a sport that will hopefully stay with them for a lifetime and bring them in touch with nature and the outdoors.”
David Mee, England Youth World Team Manager added, “It’s fantastic to be hosted on the Lower Itchen Fishery again this year. The Championships gives all those that compete the chance to make it into the World
team, develop their skills and fish for their country. However experienced you are at river flyfishing the opportunity is waiting for you to take it”.
Come along and for only £25 entry, be part of the fun and a chance to fish in the World Championships. Someone will be leaving as 2011 EYF Rivers Champion – it could be you!
Book a place now: To enter this exciting event please contact the EYF web site http://www.eyfa.co.uk to download further details.
England Youth Flyfishing is the youth section of the Angling Trust Flyfishing Competitions Committee and is committed to providing opportunities for young fly fishers to enjoy our sport and develop their skills.