Event Date 15, May 2022


A BRFFA run competition, kindly sponsored by Orvis.

The sponsorship from Orvis for this competition goes back over forty years. It is thought that this is the longest running continual sponsored event in fly fishing. As this competition takes place in prime nymph fishing time, it has long been a floating line only event for all boat anglers, though the bank anglers may use other lines should they wish. Generally (other than floating line) this is an International rules event

The winner is presented with a fabulous silver salver, which they must look after for a year.

This competition is also one in which partners are drawn.

Prizes are generally tackle items provided by Orvis. Throughout the years, many thousands of pounds worth of tackle have been provided by Orvis.


The Bristol Reservoirs Fly Fishing Association

The BRFFA is a long established and friendly Fly Fishing club with an ethos centered on developing angling skills. We have many members that have represented England at National and International level who are keen to share their knowledge, skills and experience to improve others angling success.


If you have an interest in fly fishing or any interest in the Bristol reservoirs please do not hesitate to contact us and we, through this loyal and informed network of members and friends will do all that we can to help.


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