England team heads to Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains for the 42nd Fips Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships this September

Howard Croston, who won the World Championships in Tasmania, is England’s team captain.

Angling Trust’s Senior World Fly Fishing Team has announced a series of ground-breaking sponsorship agreements for the 2023 squad for the upcoming 42nd Fips Mouche World fly fishing championships in Slovakia.

The agreements with three non-fishing related companies represent the first sponsorships in several years of their type, as the team prepare head for Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains to fish the rivers Vah, Orava and Hron, with Lake Dehdinky as the solo lake session.

Team captain, Howard Croston said,‘’This challenging and rigorous event will be contested across five venues over five days of competition by teams from 30 countries”.

He said the sponsorship of NIS Group Services Ltd, Insulation Contractors, A1 Fire Stopping and Drilling Services, along with Hardy Fly Fishing, Chatton Trout Fishery and Envirofil Ltd was, “invaluable… and without whom attendance on the largest stage in competitive fly fishing would be impossible”.

The team consists of former team and individual world champion, Howard Croston, Mark Withyman (manager/ reserve), Scott Nellins, James Atkinson, Del Spry and Sean Brooks.

It will depart for Slovakia on September 4, with the competition week being held from September 11.