After five sessions over three days the 19th Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships are complete. A massive congratulations to Northern Ireland on defending their title here in NZ.
Runner ups were Australia Men Followed by the home town boys New Zealand Silver. Congratulations to all the competitors on a well fought competition
The competition was a great success and feedback from the competitors was extremely positive. The organisers did a fabulous job in trying conditions and despite various setbacks managed to pull off a great event. Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to make it happen. Also, thanks to the people who volunteered their time to control, drive busses, take photos and more. It would not have been possible without your help.
The two NZ teams performed well and came away with a 3rd and 7th. Tim Anderson and Ollie Bassett were our best placed individuals with a 5th and 6th, both a hare’s breath away from a medal. Full results can be found below.
Team Northern Ireland Gold Medal Winners:
L-R: Jill Mandeno (SFFNZ PATRON) Harvey Hutchinson (captain) Alan McDade (manager) Brian Kerr Darren Haggan Harry J McAteer Gary Maguire Campbell Baird, presented by Iain Earle Commonwealth Chairman.
Team Australia Silver Medal Winners:
L-R: Jill Mandeno (sffnz patron) Jason Garret Jnr, Rick Sunderland , Craig Dawson, Chris Medwin, Jason Mahoney, Lubin Pfeiffer, presented by Iain Earle Commonwealth Chairman.
Bronze medal team New Zealand Silver
L-R: Rachel McNae (reserve) Tim Anderson, Paul Gummer, Billy Thrupp, Gareth Godfrey, Ollie Bassett Tim Rich (captain) presented by Iain Earle Commonwealth Chairman.
19th Commonwealth Championships Mens Overall Individual.
L-R:Chris Medwin (Australia) 3rd, Lubin Pfeiffer (Australia) 1st, Harry J McAteer (Northern Ireland) 2nd, presented by Iain Earle Commonwealth Chairman.
19th Commonwealth Championships Individual Women
R-L: Casey Pfeiffer (Australia) 1st, Karen Brooks (Australia) 2nd, Marlize Heyns (South Africa) 3rd, presented by Iain Earle Commonwealth Chairman.