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Congleton & District Fly Fishers Ltd

Westlow Mere

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Jodrel Bank 4.6 miles from Westlow giving live web cam weather condition.

"Soon after I embraced the sport of angling I became convinced that I should never be able to enjoy it if I had to rely on the cooperation of the fish."  
-Sparse Grey Hackle


TEFF National Bank Championships 2017

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National Final - Farmoor 1 - Sunday 6th May 2018

This competition consists of 3 stages:
1. Local Qualifiers (4 North, 4 South)
2. Regional Eliminators (1 North, 1 South)
3. National Final

1. Qualifiers

8 qualifying events will be held around the country between June and November. Note: Entries for qualifiers will close on the Wednesday prior to the qualifier being fished. A maximum of 24 rods are available of each event. The top 6 anglers from each qualifier will progress to either a Northern or a Southern Regional Eliminator, depending on the venue from which they qualified. Entry fee is £15 per event, there are no restrictions on the number of events you can enter. Fishing fees are additional to your entry fee and are payable on the day of the event. Entries for the next qualifier will be opened the day after the previous qualifier.


Enter via the Angling Trust Game Fishing Events website page here >>

Chatton - Sunday 9th July
Sharpley - Sunday 10th September
Knitsley Mill - Sunday 15th October

Innis - Sunday 9th July
Blackdyke - Sunday 10th September
Rib Valley - Sunday 8th October
Ellerdine - Sunday 12th November

2. Regional Eliminators

Northern: Thrunton Long Crag, Northumberland - Sunday 11th March 2018
Southern: Elinor Trout Fishery, Kettering - Sunday 18th March 2018
Entry fee to a Regional Eliminator is £15, with the top 12 placed anglers from each of the Regional Eliminators invited to fish in the National Final.

3. National Final

The AT TEFF National Final will be held at Farmoor 1 reservoir on Sunday 6th May 2018. Entry fee is £15. 24 anglers will compete for the title of National Bank Champion and a place in the 2018 England Bank team.

Please note: To compete in the Bank National Final you must be a valid member of the Angling Trust. You can join here >>

Each stage of the competition will be fished to FIPS Mouche rules.

The Bank National co-ordinator is Jim Tuck. You can contact Jim Tuck with any queries on 07985232437.

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Get them while they are young.

Eleven browns 3 rainbows in a 14 fish haul for George at westlow





Last Months Fly.


Hairs Ear

Hares Ear, can be used any time of the year but my opinion it’s better when the hatching is on, and May is definitely the month.


FISH: an animal that grows the fastest

between the time it’s caught
and the time the fisherman
describes it to his friends.



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Congleton & District Fly Fishers Ltd

Westlow Mere

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Please fill in the catch return forms stocking policy and welfare of the fish depends on an accurate assessment of stocked Fish.

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Fishing Report Month: July

Brian Pool

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Total Anglers - 290
Total Fish Caught - 669
Rod Average - 2.3

North Easterly winds during the latter part of April kept fish down making fishing difficult with Anglers working hard to land fish.



Total Anglers - 334
Total Fish Caught - 780
Rod Average - 2.3

Best Methods - Buzzers fished on intermediate lines or Floating line with long leader.
Shallows - the shallows had the insect activity with fish rising to buzzers black buzzers being the most productive.



Monthly Returns

Total Anglers................226

Total fish Caught..........673

Rod Average..............2.9

Best flies: Olive Damsels, Cats Whisker and the Sedge.


The weather staying warmth and with  good cloud cover made December a very good fishing month, fishing on both lakes is excellent with anglers enjoying sport to all fly fishing tactics with many good catches being made.

Methods used

Corixas, buzzers, diawl bachs, crunchers & cats whiskers. Fishing best in shallows to intermediate lines, bright orange when the conditions are clear & bright is paying of fished deep.

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