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New boat fly fishing competition launched

A new style of competitive boat fishing has been launched today by the Angling Trust. It is to be held at Draycote Water, Warwickshire, during the period when the reservoir fishes very well to buzzers, and is targeted at either established teams of three, or three fishing friends who wish to get together to try their hand at competition fishing.

The Tri-Masters competition will be based on a new theme: teams of three anglers will fish in a one day match, held at Draycote Water on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

The match will be fished to the same format as the Loch Style Team Championships where there will be three, three-hour fishing sessions, which will see each team member fish two sessions with one of their team members and act as a boat steward for the other session, stewarding another team. The competition will be fished on a catch, measure and release basis where the boat steward will measure and record the fish caught. The team with the longest combined length of fish over the three sessions will be the Tri-Master Champions.

There will be cash prizes for first, second and third tackle vouchers for fourth, fifth and sixth from sponsors, Fly Fish Store.

The match will be fished from drifting boats to fishery rules, which means there are no restrictions on the flies and sizes you can use.

Angling Trust Competitions Support Officer, Andy Taylor, said “The relaxation on the rules around flies you can use will hopefully bring in new competitors who would like to have a go at a boat competition but don’t have the International size flies to do so. We welcome competitors who are new to the competition circuit along with established teams. This could be a great opportunity to watch some of the best anglers on the competition circuit.”

Ifor Jones Fly Fish Store fishery manager said “Having first discussed this Tri-Masters format with the Angling Trust over two years ago we are excited that Draycote has been chosen to host this first event, and we are providing £450 worth of sponsorship.
“The three angler, Tri-Masters team, one day format fished to Draycote fishery rules, with no restriction on barbless or debarred fly patterns used is the ideal opportunity for anglers to try their hand at competition fishing,” he added.

The full set of rules can be found on the Angling Trust website at www.anglingtrust.net
Teams wishing to enter this competition must book in on the Angling Trust online booking system at www.anglingtrustevents.net/game

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