by Jiří Pejchar
This year´ s Youth Championship took place in the province of Galicia, Spain from 8 to 14 August. Therefore, it was expected that this Championship will be in the spirit of a dry fly, which the Spanish are very strong in. According to the instructions, these competitions should have been done in 4 rivers and on one lake with boat fishing. We focused our preparation on dry fly fishing with a long leader. All experienced competitors: Tomáš Langer, František Adam, Petr Červenka, Libor Marienka and the youngest Michal Melnar qualified into the team. A week before the Championship, the organizers cancelled the lake competition from boats and substituted it with the second sector on the Xallas River.
|USA Vail 11-18 Sept.||POLAND Slupsk 3-9 Oct.||SPAIN Galicia 8-14 Aug.||IRELAND Galway 13-19 Jun.||2016|
|SLOVAKIA Liptov Aug.||PORTUGAL Arco Valdez May||SLOVENIA Ljubno 7-13 Aug||PORTUGAL Sera da Estrella Sept.||2017|
|WALES sept or oct||CZECH REP. S. Bohemia May||POLAND Lesko Aug||SPAIN Asturias Sept||2018|
|AUSTRALIA Tasmania Nov.||NORWAY ROROS Aug||CZECH REP. Moravia end July||SOUTH AFRICA Games Feb||2019|
|FINLAND Kuusamo Mid Aug.||2020|
|ITALY Trentino End Sept.||2021|
by Roman Heimlich
Between 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.