Welcome to the England Lady Fly Fishers (ELFF).
Formerly we have been known as the England Ladies Flyfishing Association (ELFA) which was formed back in 1989.
For the last 20 years the ELFA committee has been very busy organising competitions as well as fun days for our members. We have also been to many of the popular flyfishing events over the years such as the CLA Game Fair, Chatsworth Angling Fair, the British Fly Fair and the Newark Show, along with other more local events. Many of these shows were used as a branding exercise as well as a means to raise much needed funds for the association.
We have now merged with the Angling Trust (as from 2011) and look forward to forging a great relationship with them. The AT will be able to spread the word around about ladies in flyfishing and we hope that this, in turn, will encourage more entries to our events through the year.
The ELFF committee is as dedicated as ever to ensure that events such as the Ladies National, the Home International, the Mixed Pairs, the Prison Officer’s Match and other similar events will continue to thrive.
I have been the Chair since March 2008 and I am looking forward to seeing many more ladies at our events through the years.
Chair, England Lady Fly Fishers
Wychwood Mixed Pairs Event 2011
At Grafham Water Saturday 30th July 2011 details
Ladies National Fly Fishing Championship 28th August 2011 App. form
England Lady Fly Fishers (ELFF, formerly known as ELFA) now amalgamated with the Angling Trust
Game Fishing; Final Piece of AT Jigsaw
Game angling as of 1st February 2011 has now achieved unity with the Angling Trust. Seniors, Youth and Ladies organisations united to forge ahead with amalgamation with the other disciplines of angling; Coarse and Sea and thus achieve unity within the Angling Trust the governing body for all fishing in England. This process has taken the best part of two years to nurture and negotiate, but at last has been achieved.
The England Ladies Flyfishing Association (ELFA), has now fully wound up (as previously decreed by its members) and has been reborn as England Lady Flyfishers within the AT. Looking to the future, this gives us stability and guaranteed recognition as the organising body for women to represent England in all flyfishing international events.
Now part of the larger organisation, we anticipate a period of growth, which will strengthen and enhance all that we do. Also working together with the Angling Development Board (ADB), we are looking to the long term future to identify a female youth talent pool and through coaching, training and development bring on the elite to form England teams of 2015 and beyond.
Together, we will be stronger and have a larger voice, yet be able to retain autonomy. We see this move as the ultimate safeguard to protect and enhance our beloved sport of flyfishing; by, for and amongst ladies.