Welcome to the England Lady Fly Fishers ( ELFF)
Formerly we have been known as the England Ladies Flyfishing Association ( FLFA) which was formed back in 1989.
The ELFF committee has been very busy organising competitions and events.
We have now merged with the ANGLING TRUST ( as from 2011) and look forward to forging a great relationship with them.
The ELFF committee is a dedicated team of volunteers who continue to raise funds for the teams. Events, such as the Ladies National Championship continue to be the major event of the year.
Wychwood Mixed Pairs. Grafham.
Sunday 21st September 2014
Very pleased to announce the Wychwood Mixed Pairs comp. Wychwood- Game Fishing Products have yet again sponsored this event. This is a major fundraising event for the England Lady Fly Fishing team. Held yearly and regarded as one of the most fun events on the calender. From beginners to experienced anglers its a time to enjoy a great day on a boat Fly Fishing. Please support the Ladies.
For an entry form please contact Lisa Isles or any committee member. We are also on Face Book.
ENGLAND LADIES TAKE SILVER AT INTERNATIONAL.
The annual home international match between the ladies of England, Scotland,Ireland and Wales took place on 22nd May at Lake Trawsfynydd in Wales.
The weather was generally kind to the event with heavy rain falling on only one day of practice. Unfortunately prior to the match the wind changed direction and this put the fish off the feed a bit on match day itself. As the lake had been well stocked before the teams arrived it meant England Ladies could catch a lot of fish in practice. A significant number of fish were found right along the rock strewn edges of the many islands so it was important to get used to drifting the boats right up the edge, to find the fast and slow glass were the best lines - pulled early in the day, but slowed down later on.
The match started well with Janice Sharp, Eileen Chatwin, Sheena Goode and Hilary Tomlinson all catching early in Club Bay with hardly any fish being caught by other teams. Boat pressure out those fish down. It was unfortunate that the back up spot in Walkers Bay did not fish in the new wind as England had caught much better than the other teams in this area in previous days.
England Ladies finished a creditable second place with 37 fish compared to 44 by Scotland.
However the top individual rod on the day was England's Janice Sharp who caught 11 fish over the course of the day on a cats whisker booby to claim the coveted Brown Bowl.
1st Scotland . 44 fish 76 lbs 3.75 oz
2nd England. 37 fish 63 lbs 4.75 oz
3rd Ireland. 33 fish 54 lbs 12.5 oz
4th Wales. 33 fish 53 lbs 8.75 oz
Heaviest Fish Maddy Kelly 3 lbs 1.5 oz
England Ladies will be fund raising at the BFFI on 8/9 Feb.
Please come and find our stand.
NEW TEAM MANAGER
It is with great pleasure we announce that Chris Bobby will be the Ladies England Team Manager 2014.
Chris has over 40 years of fly fishing experience and it has become his great passion. He has represented England on 4 occasions and qualified for 12 National Championships. Been chairman of GWFFA since 2010, he has also been involved in AMFC. Competed in the Lexus and Chris and Lianne Frost won the Ladies Mixed Pairs in 2011.
Chris will be taking over from Paul Sissons, who has been such a great supporter and manager over many years. England Ladies would like to express our thanks for the time and dedication you have given us, outstanding.
I am sure that Chris will be looking forward to the new season and we all wish him the best of luck.
ENGLAND TEAM 2014.
These ladies will represent England at the International on Trawsfynydd.
Rosemary Gunn. Maggie Curtis. Eileen Chatwin. Sheena Goode. Louise Callow captain. Hilary Tomlinson. Lianne Frost. Elaine Sherry. Janice Sharp. Mairi McFarlane. Reserves. Martha Thomson and Sue Irons.