The object of the EDFF is to take the dis out of disability through the encouragement, promotion and development of fly fishing, for competition and recreation amongst disabled people so as to enable them to compete and integrate with able-bodied people.
Later that same year England formed an association to organise and manage the England team, and to raise funds to run the event, when it was their turn to host the International. Thus the English Disabled Fly Fishers Association (EDFF) was founded.
The original committee was set up and contained a couple of disabled anglers. Now all but 4 members of the committee are disabled.
Eyebrook Fishery is recognised as the ‘home’ of the EDFF. It is probably the most disable friendly water in England.
I have been involved with the EDFF for about 10 years and was introduced to them through Ian Bradfield, i get great enjoyment at helping each and every member having an enjoyable day out on the waters.
we have a great laugh and a few fish are a bonus
A friendlier bunch of people you would be hard pressed to meet with differing disabilities and able bodied assistance available, but all driven with the same objective to enjoy a day out in the fresh air and in good company to hopefully catch a few hard fighting fish on many of our wonderful local stillwater trout fisheries.
This years international is being held in Scotland and the dates are confirmed as 26th – 29th June and the fishing is on Lake of Mentith.