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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.

PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzePoints
1. Czech Republic 17 8 12 79
2. France 12 14 10 74
3. Italy 11 10 5 58
4. England 11 3 9 48
5. Poland 5 11 3 40
6. Belgium 0 8 8 24
7. Spain 3 3 4 19
8. Australia 2 1 4 12
9. Wales 1 3 1 10
10. Slovakia 2 0 2 8
11. New Zealand 1 1 3 8
12. Netherlands 2 0 1 7
13. Finland 0 2 2 6
14. Luxembourg 0 1 1 3
14. Scotland 0 1 1 3
16. South Africa 0 1 0 2
16. Canada 0 1 0 2
18. USA 0 0 1 1

Author: Karel Křivanec

View-of-boat-competitionThe 34th World Fly Fishing Championship took place in South Bohemia between 27th May and 1st June. While 19 teams took part at the previous championship in 1996, this year there were 26 teams and 8 individuals from 4 other countries. The home team was quite a clear favourite of this championship and another medal was expected from the individual competition. The World Championship was done on the basis of the 2011 European Championship, and all fish species were eligible (from the size of 180 mm).

Author: John Horsey (Trout Fisherman 45, November/Dezember 2013)

JohnHorseyJohn Horsey says governing body Fips-Mouche must do better

To represent your country at the highest possible level is the greatest honour for any sportsman. So when you finally reach your goal, you should be entitled to expect a venue and associated fishing that lives up to this ultimate dream scenario.

I am very privileged to have fished for England is times at World level and have won team gold, team bronze twice and also an individual bronze. I'm also the longest serving international competitor at World level, having won my first cap way back in 1989. So I feel I'm pretty well qualified to report on how the World Championships and the competitors fared in Norway this August.