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AT-TEFF River Qualifier Sunday 3rd November 2019, Lower Itchen Fishery


Lower Itchen 2 2019

Twenty-four anglers fished the “first” river qualifier of the 2019/20 season on the Lower Itchen Fishery after heavy rain put paid to the original first qualifier on the Welsh Dee. Once again the recent rains affected this match as the river was both high and coloured on the day of the competition. Despite the tricky fishing conditions the fish were willing to feed and the twenty-four anglers caught 75 fish, with only one fish splitting the two fishing sessions with 37 fish caught in the morning and 38 in the afternoon.

Lower Itchen 1

It was the morning session where the overall winner came from with Mike Heritage catching 14 fish! Runner-up was Sean Brooks who won the afternoon session with seven fish just beating Jim Dillon who also had seven fish. Fourth place was taken by Cameron Craigs who took seven fish in the morning session.

Mike Heritage and John Bowen both caught fish of 46cm to take the longest fish prize!

AT-TEFF would like to thank the Lower Itchen Fishery for hosting this qualifier and Tony Fox for running the day.

Lower Itchen 3


1. Mike Heritage

2. Sean Brooks

3. Jim Dillon

4. Cameron Craigs

5. Mark Thomas

6. Jay Curry.

The next river qualifier is on the River Test at Wherwell on the 2nd February 2020. To book onto this and any of the other game angling qualifiers then go to

The rain affected Dee qualifiers will be rearranged to January 18th 2020 & June 20th 2020. More details will follow soon when entry is open.

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