People entered: 7 Prize pot: £70
Updated on 26/9/23
Virtual Pike Fly Fishing Comp is in its 3rd year and growing. The event was born from the COVID restrictions Winter 2020/21 where we could go fishing, but on your own. Usually the comps I run are weight based, but with no way to “officiate” catch weights as you were out on your own. So I adopted the European way of doing things with measuring the fish in Centimeters (CM).
2023 will see 3 changes to the competition.
1) £11.00 entry fee of which £10.00 from every entry will go towards the 1st prize pot. If we have similar entrants like 2022 saw (30 entered), that could be £300 for 1st prize!
2) As we are now dealing with £££ winnings, I will be introducing an anti-cheat feature. All entrants will need access to Pen/Paper, the night before the competition as I will be emailing/messaging entrants a CODE that will need to be written on paper and displayed in the catch report photos.
3) Everyone will enter via the form at the bottom of this page
This is a virtual Pike Fly Fishing comp is open to all in the UK (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland & England). You can fly fish Rivers, drains, lodes, canals or Lochs from the bank, boat, float tube or kayak; so long as it was OPEN during the last COVID Lockdown. If it was closed, you can not fish that venue.
How it works
Start fishing on 18th November 2023 at 0730.
Winners decided by total measurement in CENTIMETRES (CM)
All entrants must register via the entry form (below) on the event BEFORE 1800 16th November.
All entrants must supply an email address & have access to a printer or be able to hand write the code on paper for the photos.
Soft measuring tape or fish measuring “boards” to be used, no metal/builder type.
Must take 2 photos:
-1st of the whole pike with tape measuring nose to tail, entrant code & fly in shot.
-2nd close up of the tail for the measurement.
Submit your catch reports by 4pm CUT OFF via FB messenger comp group chat, Whatsapp comp group chat or via Instagram.
PFFA Fenland Flyer Anglers
For those of you who are ALSO fishing in the Pike Fly Fishing Association Fenland Flyer, that is being held on the same date as Virtual. You still need to measure your Pike, submit your catch reports via the group chats set up for the Virtual Pike event and weigh the fish as per PFFA event rules.
1st Place:- £10 from every entry & prize pot will be advertised leading up to the comp day.
2nd Place:- WF9 – WF10 fly line of your choice from Predator Fly Fishing
3rd Place:- Set of 3 pike flies from Predator Fly Fishing
⚠️ *No still-waters or reservoirs can be fished on this event. Why? Originally during the last COVID “stay local” lockdown, they were closed & I am keeping that in the rules.
⚠️ Rivers, drains, lodes, canals or lochs CAN be fished
⚠️ Boats, float tubes or Kayak are welcome, as well as bank fishing.
⚠️ Total measurement wins.
⚠️ Measurement from nose to end/tip of tail.
⚠️ Official fish measuring “boards” and soft tape can be used.
⚠️ Soft tapes must be on TOP of the fish, NOT under it.
⚠️ Only Fly rods/reels/lines can be used on this event.
⚠️ Pike flies only, No “spinner Lures” or cherub weighted Jigs.
⚠️ Valid Fishing Licence on you for the part of the country you are fishing if you get asked by EA/Bailiff.
⚠️ Suitable Pike bite proof trace as per club/waters rules that your fishing.
⚠️ Correct Pike landing & unhooking tools
To enter, you must fill in this form. When you click on submit, it will open a new window where you can pay via card.
Privacy, Your details are only ever used to communicate with you before/during the competition. Details are not shared with ANY other party and will be deleted 7 days after the competition.