2019 Anglers World Fly Fishing Championships

Individual Competition

The Competition

Now into its 19th 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 12 Heats as you wish, on any of the 8 venues located across the UK.

John Horsey is the Championship Manager: with 48 England International Team Caps and 18 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 Draycote Water on Sunday 18th August 2019 with official practice the previous day.

There will be 100 competitors and the Presentation Dinner will take place afterwards in the Waterside Restaurant above the Fishing Lodge at the fishery.

View entry & fishing rules


2019 Champion wins superb fishing holiday plus other prizes

The 2019 Anglers World Champion will win a superb Fishing Holiday Prize and there are other exciting new additions to the Prize categories – more information to follow.

Superb prizes from Wychwood & Costa Sunglasses

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

The ever popular Anglers World Leaderboard for Most Fish Caught will continue for 2019.

This very popular category is for the angler who catches the most trout during the entire Championships.  The Anglers World Leaderboard will be updated after every Heat to show the top 20 anglers in contention.

Costa Sunglasses

to be won at every heat stage and Grand Final.

Chalk Fly Fishing

will provide prizes throughout the Heats and at the Grand Final

Calendar & Results

Enter this heatGrafham WaterSat 6th April
Enter this heatChew Valley LakeFri 26th April
Enter this heatChew Valley Lake — Floating lines onlySat 27th April
Enter this heatBlagdon — Floating lines onlySun 2nd June
Enter this heatEyebrookFri 7th June
Enter this heatEyebrook — Floating lines onlySat 8th June
Enter this heatLake of MenteithWed 3rd July
Enter this heatClywedogSat 20th July
Enter this heatStocks — Floating lines onlyThu 25th July
Enter this heatStocksFri 26th July
Enter this heatDraycoteSat 3rd August
Enter this heatDraycote — Floating lines onlySun 4th August