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by Roman Heimlich

winning czech comeback under the dolomites 01Between 21 and 27 September 2015, the 21st European Fly Fishing Championship was held in the area of Trentino–Alto Adige, just under the peaks of the Dolomites, Italy. Our team formed by Tomáš Adam, Martin Drož, Lukáš Jahn, František Kouba, Roman Heimlich, a coach Tomáš Starýchfojtů and a manager Martin Musil. We set out already on 12 September to have enough time for proper training. For the Championship, the organizers chose four river sectors on the Sarca River– where individual sections were very different from one another due to the character of the river bed and water quality. The fifth sector, where the competition was held, was on a crystal clear, but not very deep mountain lake called Nembia. The lake was intended for the bank competition.

by Karel Křivanec

Senior World Championship in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been over for two months, but I would add a few remarks to this event. Just at the beginning, I have to say that this was historically the worst Czech result at the World Championship with prevailing river venues. Once we had to be unlucky after a series of ten great results in a line.

Therefore I asked dipl. Ing Pavel Chyba to process the outline of the entire Championship (Table No. 1) in detail and make a theoretical assessment of individual beats based on results of competitors. Martin Musil has already described this event from the point of view of the Team Manager, but it seems to me that it will be necessary to speak a bit more about the public secret and that work of some controllers did not meet the rules. Results of some competitors were too surprising and did not correspond to what was expected from the particular beat.

By Martin Musil

Czech team 2015The very same team which won the World Champion trophy last year both in teams and individuals (Luboš Roza) was nominated for this year´s senior World Fly Fishing Championship in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The team was very experienced including the young predators - Luboš Roza, Pavel Chyba, David Chlumský, Antonin Pešek and Tomáš Cieslar. The Team Coach was Tomáš Starýchfojtů and I was the Team Manager. With respect to very successful previous years, when the Czech team was dominant at the home World Championship in Frymburk and last year completed the hattrick, therefore also this year´s expectations were high.

by Karel Křivanec

In the middle of April 2015, FIPS-Mouche General Assembly was held in Cancun, Mexico and we expected its results impatiently. It took a long time before we received the minutes, but now we have got them at disposal and all seems to be clear. We can assume why also the ex-president J. Kowalski was present in the Board (he submitted a proposal to update the draw program), however, the trip to Mexico he probably did not pay from his own pocket. There were three applicants for a vacant position of the General Secretary and an expected winner was Paul Bourqe from the US. His presence in the Board must be welcomed, because his minutes are of a high quality compared to nothing-to-say minutes from the past. Hopefully, he will be brave enough and will find courage to publish also a “secret” financial report, which is traditionally mentioned in the only line.

by Karel Křivanec

Within the meeting of the General Assembly of CIPS in Cancún, Mexico, the General Assembly of FIPS-Mouche was called for Friday 17 April at 3:00 p.m. The delegates of this meeting will be accommodated in the luxurious El Cid Resort on the Riviera Mayo just on the sea coast. For the meeting of the fly fishing federation, a standard program, which is known for many previous General Assemblies, has been prepared. On the program there will be a discussion about the change of German Federation, when DSAV applied for the representation in FIPS-Mou, because the previous guarantor - DAV stopped its support of fly fishing. There should be no problem, as well as in the case of occupation of the position of the Secretary General, in the situation when the current Secretary General, Ilkka Pirrinen, resigned. The American federation proposes Paul Bourcq and it seems to me that he is a very suitable candidate and we hope that he will stay in this position for longer time than by the next election.

By Jiří Pejchar

BialkaRiverWe set out to this year´s Youth World Championship in Poland a week before as usually to be able to tune up all needed during trainings in local rivers - Ciarny Dunajec, Bialy Dunajec, Bialka and Dunajec “Catch and Release“ section just under the reservoir. Compared to the last year, in the Czech team there was only one change in one member. A newbie was only Vojta Vondruška and other team members were Eliška Marková, Lukáš Starýchfojtů, Filip Svašek, Libor Marienka and Martin Vlk, who took part in the World Fly Fishing Championship last year. The team coach was Martin Grün and team manager Jiří Pejchar.

 

Article in the Boston Globe on Cam Chioffi, July 30, 2014 - click here

Cam Chioffi (Boston Globe)
Cam Chioffi (Boston Globe)

by Karel Křivanec

Upper AmmaranBetween 12–18 August already the 20th European Fly Fishing Championship in Central Sweden in the surrounding of Östersund took place. Sixty-seven competitors from 12 countries took part in it. This year´s participation was not too strong, because Norway and Sweden had not only men teams, but also women teams and from Romania only two individuals took part. From traditional teams, this time competitors from France, Belgium, Slovakia and Wales were missing.

Source: Trout Fisherman , Issue 461 (2014)

England's successful World Team. From left: Andrew Scott, John Horsey, Howard Croston, Paul Page (manager), John Tyzack, Phil Dixon and Mike Dixon.

John Horsey reveals his and Team England's tactics on the beautiful rivers and lakes of the Czech Republic

THE 34th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships were held in Frymburk, Czech Republic, with three river sessions and two lake sessions — one from the boat and the other from the bank.

The England Team consisted of Howard Croston, Phil Dixon, Andrew Scott, John Tyzack and myself, with reserve Mike Dixon and manager Paul Page. Paul also booked us a top local guide in Vit Misar, whose knowledge of the area was astounding.

We were to practice for eight full days, staying right next to the Vlatava River in the village of Rozmberk. This was official practice water.