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Fly Fishing Events: Anglian Water Airflo International

Saturday, 30 June 2012  |  Simon

The next heat of a major fly fishing event takes place on 9 July, 2012: the Anglian Water Airflo International’s Midland Final, Grafham Water.

Benson & Hedges first held this prestigious International six-man team event 30 years ago. To mark the anniversary, the sponsors, together with Airflo have come up with some new ideas to run alongside the usual competition. The event is for teams of six anglers with a prize and hospitality fund of at least £35,000. This is one of the heats being held throughout the spring and summer at ten top fisheries throughout the UK. The entry fee capped at £120 per team with a 25 per cent discount for a second team. For each competitor who enters £1 is donated to WaterAid.

Fifteen percent of top anglers, including best fish from each heat will be invited to an Individual Final at Grafham Water in May 2013. The prestigious two day international final at Rutland Water on 2 & 3 October culminating in the presentation of the silver salver first presented in 1982, the WaterAid trophy (for the biggest fish) and the Overseas Trophy (best placed overseas team) at the dinner on the final day.

A two-day wildcard final will take place at Grafham Water on 18 & 19 September where 17 teams who have not qualified for a regional final will be drawn and invited to take part. There will be a prize for the heaviest fish caught by an angler who has fished the competition for 20 years or more. We will bring you more event information in future fly fishing blogs.

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