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In 1973, with considerable unrest on the fly fishing scene at the closed shop method of selecting anglers to represent England at International level, the L.F.F.A. played host to all the interested bodies at a meeting that changed the shape of future selection. The result was the formation of the Confederation of English Fly Fishers, with the purpose of organising eliminator matches and a National Final, from which the top rods would represent England in one of the two Internationals held each year. This democaratic system is still in use today.
 
Since the democratic system of team selection to fish for England was introduced, over twenty-eight L.F.F.A. members have represented their country, some more than once. Two seniors and four juniors have fished in their respective World Fly Fishing Championships. The L.F.F.A. can boast of one member, Graham Pearson, fishing for England at senior level in the same year that his son, Gareth, then a junior club member, fished for England at junior level. Several junior members have been selected to captain their team and the inaugral Youth World Fly Fishing Championship team was captained by a junior member.
 
The success of the Home Internationals prompted the starting of other major competitions, the largest being the Benson and Hedges. The L.F.F.A. has the distinction of winning the first series in 1982 from which, with the prize money, the Leicester Fly Fishing Show was launched.
 
Other firsts for the L.F.F.A. were winning the Hinckley Shield Team Prize at the first Midlands Federation Bank Match and L.F.F.A. member, Mick Parkin, winning the Ruddles Open World Championship in its opening year.
 
The L.F.F.A. frequently provide boatmen for National and International events for Adult, Youth, Ladies and Disabled Fly Fishers when held locally.
 
Over 20 trophies, Junior, Senior and Ladies, are presented at the Presentation Dinner/Dance, the highlight of the social calendar.

For pictures of the Presentations at the Annual Dinner 2016 
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For pictures of the Presentations at the Annual Dinner 2015  PLEASE CLICK HERE

For pictures of the Presentations at the Annual Dinner 2014  PLEASE CLICK HERE

For pictures of the Presentations at the Annual Dinner 2013  PLEASE CLICK HERE