Sports Listings: This Weekend / Fly fishing: English National final, Bristol

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The Independent Online
This year's Benson and Hedges Fly Fishing Championship for teams, inaugurated in 1982, began in April with the first of the qualifying heats and an entry of more than 30,000 competitors. The English National final, which continues today and tomorrow at Chew Valley Lake, south of Bristol, is the last stop before the grand finale, the International final at Rutland Water in September. Six places at Rutland make up the prize at Chew Valley and the 27 competing teams include Russell Owen and Dave Grove, the world and European champions respectively.

How to get there: Chew Valley Lake, Bishop Sutton, near Bristol, Avon. Leave M4 at junction 18. From Bath, take A4 towards Bristol, turning left on to A368 to Bishop Sutton or take A37 south from Bristol, turning right on to A368. Competition: 10am to 6pm. Weigh-in: 6.15pm. Spectating is free.

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