The Winter League Information:

This is a very popular series of competitions held over the winter months. Starting in November and held fortnightly through November December January February & finishing in March.

The Competition:

Normally anglers arrive and meet for 8.30 ready for a 9.30 start. The format is a pegged draw rotating every 3 to 4 pegs throughout the morning and the afternoon. It is a catch & release with a 5 fish limit per peg. First fish will be timed in the event of a draw at the end of day. First fish on each peg will count for 2 points, each fish then caught on that peg will count for 1 point to a max of 5 fish per peg. Most fish caught on the most pegs and points tallied will give positions for the day. The top three anglers win cash prizes at each heat. Each event tallies up your accumilative scores over 7 of the ten events this then gives the final placements for each angler. The Overall top three placeings from the ten events will win the main cash prizes. There is also a bonus prize drawn out of the hat for anglers who have regulary attended a set number of events, they will also recieive a cash prize.

2023/24 Competition:

Innis Winter League COMPLETED

AFTER 10 events held over six months through the Cornish winter we searched for the top three most consistent anglers to win the prestigious Innis Winter League. Competitors turned up every fortnight in sometimes quite adverse weather conditions for fly fishing. Each event was well attended and a good sense of joviality & banter lasted throughout the days. All manner of tactics were used rom pulling lures to teams of nymphs..from dries to indicator methods all worked on their day.

The competitors would like to say a massive thanks to Theresa for her tireless effort at supplying hot drinks & food on each matchday. Also to all the Innis staff for the excellent running of each heat from stocking to peg locations.

Dave & Theresa would like to thank all the anglers that support this competition and genuinely enjoy their sport and the camaraderie it provides - those are the anglers that make all this worth while.


Complete results are listed below for all who took part this year.



Final Results

The overall winner of Innis Winter League 2023/24 was Roger Truscott with a total of 17 points winning the coveted Winter League shield. Andy Lidstone took the runner up position with 26 points. Third place was joint this year between Jed Stone and Mark Damarell both with a total of 28 points overall.


2024 Innis Winter League Video

If you would like to take part in our next Winter League please get in touch to book in. Whether you are new to fly fishing or experienced it is a great way to learn new techniques and skills which will put you in fine stead for the rest of your fishing adventures.