World´s best fly fisher (FF&FT March 2020), Part 1
by Howard Croston
In December 2019, WCh 39. were held in Tasmania. Blessed with aproximatelly 8,000 bodies of water and countless connecting rivers and streams, Tasmania is a wild trout fisher´s paradise. The trout in Tasmania are predominantly wild brown trout stock reared from eggs imported from England in 1864, but with a few rainbows here and there which are now also effectively wild. The fisheries are expertly managed by the Inland Fesheries Service who in the main are all passionate anglers themselves. This unique combination of shallow, food-rich lakes, low rod pressure and active fisheries management equals one thing: simply unbelievable wild trout fishing in a unique and inspiring wildlife-rich landscape.
Team England this year comprised of myself as captain, manager, competitor and chief cook and bottle washer with Tony Baldwin, Lee Bartlett, Stewe Cullen and Mike Dixon fishing five sesson each, and Bernie Maher as actting captain and reserve. It would také a small novel for me to recount each day from a team perspective but here is an account of my championships, session by session, in what turned out to the most memorable week of my fishing life to date.
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Medals history of fly fishing championships after 2019
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Faun’s very late afternoon on the Warm Vltava
By Karel Křivanec
It has been nine years since I wrote my last fishing memoir from the Warm Vltava River. There must have been more reasons and mainly it was due to the fact that the man gets older, loses some of this abilities and this happened to me as well. After my heart surgery I stopped being successful at the water, my fishing enthusiasm began to fade away so much that the number of my attendances to the fisheries could be counted on fingers of one hand. I was always waiting for the most suitable day, when there is not so much sunshine, wind, rain and the right water flow and therefore there was always a reason why to postpone the trip to the water. This was also caused by the fact that I found several other activities among which was my business with flies and fly tying equipment and issuing various books which would never be published without me …
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