Fishtec/PSM League Team

Fishtec/PSM League Match – Final Results 2013

It doesn’t seem like a minute ago when Paul Jenkins, Gareth Jones and Bob Mayers first started talking about setting up a League in South Wales to help develop anglers in the region to International level.

Well, seven years on and the league has just finished another very successful season, with 13 four man teams competing across four competitions on Chew Valley lake, sponsored by our fly fishing tackle supplier Fishtec, and PSM sportswear.

The fishing this year on Chew Valley has been phenomenal between 52 anglers over four competitions, a total number of 1542 fish caught and returned with a rod average of a staggering 7.43 per angler for the whole competition.

The numbers of anglers who have used the league as a springboard to the International scene has been specifically pleasing to see and long may it continue, with a lot of anglers gaining great experience and knowledge from some of the top anglers in the country, in what is a very friendly competition.

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Some Match Stats from 2013

The league is fished catch and release, with results based on a points system, so consistency throughout the year is the key to success. When the fourth fish is recorded, the time is taken to the minute, in case of duplicate fish numbers.

Match 1 : 52 Anglers Caught 343 Fish – Rod Average 6.6
Match 1 : 52 Anglers Caught 273 Fish – Rod Average 5.25
Match 1 : 52 Anglers Caught 526 Fish – Rod Average 10.2
Match 1 : 52 Anglers Caught 400 Fish - Rod Average 7.7

Quickest 4 Fish – Nigel Evals - 20 Minutes

Teams

This years winners were team Airflo! Accumulating just 184 points between four anglers over four matches. Second, reigning champions, the Nymphomaniacs, who accumulated 303 and close on their tail, Cwmbran Drifters, with 321.

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Individuals

This year the Individual trophy went to the ever consistent Phil Cotton of Team Airflo with an impressive 27 points. The competition has been running for 7 years, Phil has won the individual trophy twice and finished second and two occasions. Second with 32 place points, another Team Airflo angler, Stuart Watkins, yet another former winner of the Fishtec League shield. Third saw Andrew Banner of the Cwmbran Drifters with 49 place points.

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A huge thank you must go out to Bob Mayers for his organisational skills, without him none of this would happen! Full results here : http://www.llandegfedd-ffa.com/

Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League Match Final Results

21st October was the final Fishtec league match of 2012. As the boats were tackling up the sun was bright and the wind was low with the odd few fish rising outside of the jetty. Most anglers were setting up with di3′s and fast glass fly lines and brightly coloured blob and booby type flies. Word had got round that Llandegfedd double up on the amount of stockies so it was on with the bright and gory, fish provoking flies.

Team Results from comp 6 (highlighted) and overall Team positions for 2012:

Team match 6 2012 Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League Match Final Results

Congratulations to the Nymphomaniacs on winning three out of the six matches to finish on a total of 304 place points! Margam were the closest in the running and beat third place by almost 200 points.

Individual positions – Top 15

Overall Individual Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League Match Final Results

For the Second time in 5 years, our Online Marketing Manager for Fishtec and Nymphomaniac. Kieron Jenkins took top individual rod. Winning the overall trophy, an Airflo Airlite Nantec fly rod and a gold medal. Fellow Nympho Dean Kibble took 2nd position, and was lucky enough to win the first league match of the year.

It’s clear to say that the League match is undoubtedly THE competition to fish in Wales and it’s been said for the last three years that the calibre of Welsh anglers has increased no end and most are praising the Fishtec league match for this.

Another congratulations goes to all our sponsors, Scott and PSM, Celtic Fly craft, Welsh Water and Fly Fishing Tackle Retailer, Fishtec. Without the continued help and support from all our sponsors there would be no incentive to fish competitions and the league wouldn’t be worth running.

Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League Match Team Results Round 5

The 5th Fishtec League match was fished 9th September. The fishing leading up until now was hit and miss, it was very ‘poddy’, you could be just 10 yards away from a pod and not get anything! The weather was perfect, high cloud and minimal sunshine with a comfortable 12mph wind. It was the sort of day you know the fish will be up, but where?

Team Results from comp 5 and overall position so far:

team match 5 2012 Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League Match Team Results Round 5

Top team for the second time in as many comps was again Margan Fly Fishers. Margam used the hit and run tactic where sticking to one method and covering a lot of water to locate the fish. Once located they then sat on the fish building their bags consistently through the team to give them a good overall position. The top method for the day was pulling blobs and boobies on one of the Airflo Sweep fly lines. The di3 gave a great presentation in the water, letting the flies to be fished close to the surface until the weight of the head pulls the flies down. That sweeping motion seemed distributable to fish.

Written by Kieron Jenkins

Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League Team results Round 4

The fourth Fishtec League match was again tough like the previous. High winds and bright sunshine put the fish off the feed and the fishing took anglers by surprise. With not much fly activity the fish were hard to locate and coming across a couple was like winning the lottery.

Team Results and overall position so far:

Team Match 4 2012 Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League Team results Round 4

Top team of the day was Margam with an impressive overall total of just 32 points. The majority of the team used the original 3ft airflo supple impact mini tips, with a team of nymphs suspended by a small booby or blob. Fish fell early on to the booby but with both boat and angling pressure fish instantly became weary and the nymphs seemed to out fish anything.

Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League Team results Round 3

The third Fishtec League match turned out to be tougher than expect, near perfect conditions from the off quickly deteriorated with bright sunshine and 15mph winds quickly setting in. Many anglers struggled from the off until the weather broke and cloud cover made its way in at around 3pm. Fish started to rise and flies in or on the surface were what most anglers fished.

Team Results and overall position so far:

Team Match 3 2012 Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League Team results Round 3

Top team of the day, Snatchers, caught an impressive 60+ fish to secure 54 place points. (see column ‘comp 3‘). Fish are now more spread out on the lake and can be found further and further from the shore each day as fish travel across the lake in search of food. Top anglers on the day all fished Airflo Sixth Sense intermediate lines in a range of densities with many angler catching on the new Mid-Glass. Boobies and blobs seemed to provoke most action, with a few anglers taking fish on dry flies later on in the day.

Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League results – Comp 2

May bank holiday weekend saw anglers compete in the Fishtec league May 6th, Llandegfedd reservoir.  On the day, 56 anglers caught over 300 fish which were all safely returned.

Team Results and overall position so far:

team match 2 2012 Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League results – Comp 2

After a few solid weeks of competitions, llandegfedd again performed brilliantly, producing a very fair match. Due to the water clarity most fish have become aware of the usual sinking lines and brightly coloured flies and are subject to more imitative patterns. Top team of the day fished the new Airflo Supple Impact Mini Tip and a team of four buzzers, static, in close to the shore. Water clarity is now at its best for years and so is the quality of the trout. Most of the fish that were caught are ‘over wintered’ or early season stockies which have adapted to life and found a substantial food source.

Written by Kieron Jenkins

Fishtec/PSM/Celtic League results – Comp 1

The first round of the Fishtec league went ahead on April 1st, Llandegfedd reservoir.  On the day, 56 anglers caught 780 fish making a very impressive rod average 13.928 , which was just ebaten back in 2008 by a rod average over over 15!

Team Results (individual results to follow)

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Llandegfedd fished exceptionally well over the first competition with most big bags coming from the North Shore and the Gabiens. Anglers fished heavy sinking fly lines such as the Airflo Sixth Sense Di 7 and the new Forty plus fly lines. Fish where taking bright gory flies at the start of the day, but after extensive fishing trout turned to drabber colours such as Olives and Blacks. The end of the day saw a couple of fish being taken on buzzers and floating fly lines.

 

Fishtec/PSM league – overall 2011

Sunday 23rd October saw the last match of the year fished on Llandegfedd reservoir. This was the last of 6 matches fished throughout the year, usually two or three early season and the same nearer the end, missing out the busy competition schedule that a lot of Welsh anglers are involved with mid season.

The Fishec/PSM league is fished to a league scoring system where teams of four anglers participate for the best combined scores on the day. For example, if each members of one team come 1st, 3rd, 10th and 14th their combined total score (28) would give their team position and the same as individual over 5 matches (give or take between two for individual attendance).

Over the past 5 years the comp has been getting better and better with more and more teams participating, and the standard of Welsh anglers increasing ten fold. I guess this is due to anglers fishing more competitions and along side some of the best Welsh anglers.

This year the fishing on llandegfedd has been outstanding all year round with the competition this year producing its best results with the final comp rod average hitting 8.11 fish, and the lowest average of the whole comp being a respectable 5.05. Fourteen teams, 56 anglers took an overall rod average of 6.39 fish, which is a fantastic accolade for the fishery and anglers.

Full Team Results

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Top 15 Individual Results

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With the main Sponsors Fishtec and PSM sportswear give a total of £2500 worth of fishing tackle prizes, ranging from Caps to Fly rods and the hosts, Welsh water two free boats and permits to the first and second angler  on the day. Cracking prizes, and great competition between teams, what more could you ask for? More information – www.llandegfed-ffa.com

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Gareth Jones 1st & Kieron Jenkins 4th

Written by Kieron Jenkins

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