by Karel Křivanec
Between 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)
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.
Author: Karel Křivanec
The 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).