Welsh Open Bank Championship – Elan Valley 2011

Report & Results

WELSH OPEN-BANK CHAMPIONSHIP on Elan Valley Lakes on Sunday 14th August 2011.

Keith Cadogan (2011 Open Bank Champion) receiving the wynn Kirby Cup from Paul HarveyThe Competition is run in conjunction with Rhayader AA and is sponsored by Cliff Harvey, Cilfynydd.

This is a highly popular competition – and is the only one we have which gives anglers the opportunity to fish for truly wild brown trout in some of the most beautiful and remote areas of Wales.Such fishing epitomises the pinnacle of dry fly-fishing for the many as it calls for walking long distances to remote areas before making that first cast. The fish – when they come to the fly – are small – and are weighed in ounces rather than pounds – but catching even one brings tremendous joy to the angler.This year 52 anglers turned up at the Visitors’ Centre in the Elan Valley to take part – and it was a joy to see seven youths in their midst.

The 2011 Welsh Bank Champion and winner of the Wynn Kirby Cup was

  Keith Cadogan (Mountain Ash) with 8 fish weighing 3lbs 5ozs                2nd: Jeff Holcomb       3rd Paul Harvey       4th Philip Jehu

Ben Evans receiving the firsst prize in the Junior Section from Paul HarveyThe top Youth rod was:      Ben Evans, Rhayder            2nd Lewis Rumble, Llangennech         3rd Trystan Davies, Llandysul

Winners of the Luron Shield (for teams of three) were:

Mountain Ash with 13 fish weighing 6 lbs 8ozs (Keith Cadogan, Jeff Holcomb, Mark McCarthy)

2nd: Llanidloes ‘B’ Wynn Gwalchmai, Ken Llewellyn, Rob Davies)         3rd Team Jehu Gavin, Philip and Tom Jehu)

Paul Harvey presented the prizes to the winners on behalf of his father.




Paul Harvey presenting the Luron Shield to Mark McCarthy, Keith Cadogan and Jeff Holcomb (Mountain Ash Team)Winners All - at the Open Bank Championship on Elan Valley Lakes

Julia Morgan