2017 Anglers World Fly Fishing Championships

Individual Competition

The Competition

Now into its 17th 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 14 Heats as you wish, on any of the 10 venues located across the UK.

John Horsey is the Championship Manager: with 44 England International Team Caps and 16 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 for the first time at Draycote Water on Sunday 24th September 2017 with official practice on 23rd September.

There will be 100 competitors and the Presentation Dinner will take place afterwards at the fishery.

View entry & fishing rules


2017 Champion wins fishing holiday of a lifetime

Anglers World Holidays will supply the 2017 Champion with an amazing guided fishing holiday to a World Class fishing destination.

Superb prizes

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

Fish & Fly £500 Cash Prize

This new 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

Rutland WaterSat 8th April
Chew Valley LakeSat 15th April
Chew Valley Lake — Floating lines onlySun 16th April
Grafham WaterSat 13th May
Blagdon — Floating lines onlySat 3rd June
EyebrookFri 23rd June
Eyebrook — Floating lines onlySat 24th June
Lake of MenteithThu 6th July
Stocks — Floating lines onlyThu 13th July
StocksFri 14th July
ClywedogSat 22nd July
DraycoteSat 5th August
Draycote — Floating lines onlySun 6th August
Sportfish Game Fishing Centre, Theale (Qualifier for 2018 Final) — Floating lines onlySun 12th November