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by Tomáš Adam
Originally, I did not want to take part in this year´s Championship and the nomination for my sixth championship I gave up mainly for family reasons. But when I had a call from Roman Heimlich that he had torn cruciate ligament in his knee during his last skiing trip, I agreed with my wife Hana that if the Czech team asks me again, I will go and I did not have to wait so long.
On Sunday, 27 May, we set out in two cars in direction to Bohinjska Bystrica and our team consisted of the Captain Tomáš Starýchfojtů, Ivan Vančura, Tomáš Cieslar, Luboš Roza and me. Tony Pešek should have joined us due to his workload on Monday evening. After 6 and a half hour long journey, we arrived in the place and got accommodated. Then there was an introductory evening, where we set the plan for the following day, when we decided for the training on the Sava Bohinjka downstream from the venue II. Then our one-week practice camp before the World Championship in Slovenia started.
By Martin Drož
The team of the Czech Republic departed to the European Championship to Portugal already on 7 May with these team members: Captain Tomáš Starýchfojtů, experienced guy Jája Šram, Pavel Chyba (European Champion 2009, World Champion 2010), two newbees - Martin Černoch and Bořek Kopecký and me. I got into the team at the last moment as a substitute, because last spring I had a very serious accident on a snowmobile in the Giant Mountains and after that I spent long time lying in hospital with a broken kidney and bleeding into the abdominal cavity.
World Fly Fishing Championship
Slovenia, 3-10 June 2012
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Europe’s largest event with well-known equipment manufacturers, publishers, tour operators, authors, fly tyers, casting professionals and fly fishing schools as well as a special programme show-casing many aspects of fly fishing, such as:
over 90 renowned exhibitors from home and abroad
single and two-handed casting shows by international professionals and instructors
fly tying demonstrations with international professionals
2 large casting pools for learning and trying out
casting programmes specifically for women and beginners in fly fishing
supervised fly tying and casting programme for children and young people
»casting clinic« for single and two-handed casting
travel presentations on the fly fishing world
general lectures about fly fishing
5th Open German Championship in Fly Tying
Venue/Direction: Event Forum Fürstenfeld
near Munich, sufficient free parking at venue
Date: 21 and 22 April 2012
Opening hours: Sat 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sun 9:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: Adults € 13.00, 2-day ticket € 23.00, children under 15 years free
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Author: Roman Heimlich
From August 27th to September 2nd, the 31st World Fly Fishing Championship was held in the Bolzano area of northern Italy with 22 countries participating. This championship was held as part of the World Fishing Games, with Italy hosting anglers competing in all possible fishing disciplines in various places. The Czech fishing team, consisting of Antonín Pešek, Tomáš Adam, Pavel Chyba, Luboš Roza, captain Tomáš Starýchfojtů, manager Martin Musil, and me, all set off for the practice several days ahead of time, on Friday August 19th. Our camp was located in the little town of Gais in a B&B on the banks of the Aurino River. Our guide was Sandro Soldarini, an outstanding long-time fly fishing representative for Italy.
Author: Jaromír Šram
I hope you all know that the 17th European Championship in fly fishing was held in Rožmberk nad Vltavou in June of this year. In the previous years, every nation could sign up two teams for the European Championship. This year was no different except with the small change that the second team had to be ladies. The Czech Republic was the only one to take advantage of this option, thus allowing the participation of our five women in such a big competition. In the relatively long history of international fly fishing competitions, this was the first time that a Czech ladies team competed.
From 31 May to 5 June 2011, the 17th European Championship in fly fishing was held in the area around Rožmberk nad Vltavou, attended by 17 teams, two of them Czech (men, ladies). The actual championship was preceded by the preparation of the championship teams that started to arrive from 21 May. According to the presumptions on paper, it was clear beforehand that this would be a duel for the gold medal between the home Czech team and France, leaving the others to battle for the bronze, especially in situations in which difficult venues were chosen for the competition, but with plenty of fish. According to tradition, both the Czechs and the French sent their B-teams to the European Championship. This was all supposed to play into the hands of the home favourites, who were supervised by a group of five international judges from Poland and Holland.
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