2018 Anglers World Fly Fishing Championships

Individual Competition

The Competition

Now into its 18th year and with a truly international following, John Horsey’s individual fly fishing championships are the biggest of their kind in the World.

Known as the “Friendly fly fishing championships”, it is an unparalleled opportunity for our competitors to share a boat with some of the best anglers in the World.

You can enter as many of the 15 Heats as you wish, on any of the 10 venues located across the UK.

John Horsey is the Championship Manager: with 45 England International Team Caps and 17 years of running fishing competitions, John has the perfect credentials to deliver a well-organised, friendly fishing experience second to none:

“It is my intention to give all competitors great value for money, a huge selection of prizes and an enjoyable day on the water. Where else can you pay your entry fee and end up spending the whole day fishing with a World Champion?”


The Grand Final will be held at Chew Valley Lake on Saturday 1st September 2018 with official practice on 31st August 2018.

There will be 120 competitors and the Presentation Dinner will take place afterwards in a Marquee at the fishery.

View entry & fishing rules


2018 Champion wins superb fishing holiday plus other prizes

The 2018 Anglers World Champion will be joined by 3 other Holiday Prize Winners in an exciting new addition to the Prize categories – more information to follow.

Superb prizes

To be won at every Heat and at the Grand Final.

Fish & Fly £500 Cash Prize

This very popular category is for the angler who catches the most trout during the entire Championships.  The Fish & Fly Leaderboard will be updated after every Heat to show the top 20 anglers in contention to win the Cash Prize of £500

Costa Sunglasses

to be won at every heat stage and Grand Final.

Calendar & Results

Enter this heatLlyn LlandegfeddSat 10th March
Enter this heatChew Valley LakeSat 14th April
Enter this heatChew Valley Lake — Floating lines onlySun 15th April
Enter this heatRutland WaterSat 5th May
Enter this heatBlagdon — Floating lines onlySun 3rd June
Enter this heatGrafham WaterThu 7th June
Enter this heatLake of MenteithWed 4th July
Enter this heatEyebrookFri 6th July
Enter this heatEyebrook — Floating lines onlySat 7th July
Enter this heatStocksWed 11th July
Enter this heatStocks — Floating lines onlyThu 12th July
Enter this heatClywedog — Floating lines onlySat 21st July
Enter this heatLlyn BrenigSun 22nd July
Enter this heatDraycoteSat 11th August
Enter this heatDraycote — Floating lines onlySun 12th August