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 11 venues located across the UK.

John Horsey is the Championship Manager: with 47 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 110 competitors and the Presentation Dinner will take place afterwards in a Marquee at the fishery.

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2018 Champion wins superb fishing holiday plus other prizes

The 2018 Anglers World Champion will be joined by 2 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.

New for 2018. Anglers World Leaderboard for Most Fish Caught

This very popular category is for the angler who catches the most trout during the entire Championships.  There will be a new Anglers World Holiday Prize category and the Anglers World Leaderboard will be updated after every Heat to show the top 20 anglers in contention to join the 2018 Champion on a top fishing holiday

Costa Sunglasses

to be won at every heat stage and Grand Final.

Calendar & Results

Llyn LlandegfeddSat 10th March
Chew Valley LakeSat 14th April
Chew Valley Lake — Floating lines onlySun 15th April
Rutland WaterSat 5th May
Blagdon — Floating lines onlySun 3rd June
Grafham WaterThu 7th June
Lake of MenteithWed 4th July
EyebrookFri 6th July
Eyebrook — Floating lines onlySat 7th July
StocksWed 11th July
Stocks — Floating lines onlyThu 12th July
ClywedogSat 21st July
Llyn BrenigSun 22nd July
DraycoteSat 11th August
Draycote — Floating lines onlySun 12th August