2017 World Fly Fishing Championship Results

The 37th FIPS-Mouche World Fly-Fishing Championships has finished in with Australia posting a fantastic result of 5th place in the team placings for 2017.

Held in Slovakia, the championships were held across five sectors (waters) over five separate sessions, with competitors rotating across each of these sectors:

  • Dedinky lake
  • Poprad River
  • Bela River
  • Orava River
  • Vah River
Dedinky Lake – Slovakia

France won the team event with Czech Republic, Spain and Slovakia following respectively. The Australian team posted one of its best results with 5th place, improving on their 7th place in 2016. The New Zeland team placed a respectable result of 17th. 

New Zealand 2017 World Championship Team

Christopher Bassano posted an incredible 6th place in the individual results with a whopping count of 115 fish over the five sessions. The remainder of the Australia and New Zealand individual results were as follows:

  • 6th – Christopher Bassano – AUS
  • 17th – Tom Jarman- AUS
  • 19th – Jonothan Stagg- AUS
  • 29th – Mark Bulley- AUS
  • 58th – Tim Anderson – NZE
  • 62nd – Gareth Godfrey – NZE
  • 77th – Rich Sunderland- AUS
  • 91st – Cory Scott – NZE
  • 106th – Mark Clasper – NZE
  • 126th – Brendon Lyon – NZE

Congratulations to all of you for a well-fished event. The excitement only builds further now as we look forward and prepare for the 2019 Championships in Tasmania, Australia.