The Veterans

The Veterans Fly Fishing Team

The Veterans Fly Fishing Team are a group of keen fly fishermen who have all served in the Armed Forces. Over the years we have competed against one other in Major League, Inter-Service and International matches. Based upon great rivalries and mutual respect friendships were formed and now we have come together to form a united team. 

As you can see from the profiles below, we have an extremely experienced and talented pool of angler, many with International Caps. Our aim is to compete in domestic and International fly fishing competitions, both on Rivers and large Stillwaters. 

Lindsay Simpson, 1st Bn Black Watch 1981-96 and MOD 1996-presant. Has fished competitively since 1991 and enjoys the comradeship of team fishing. England international angler with Gold Medal and two Silver Medals.

Ronnie Christie with 32 years military service, has been competing in fly fishing competitions for 25 years and Captained the Army team on several occasions. Loch style is his preferred method of competing.

Graham Lumsdon, 22 years service in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. A licensed Fly Fishing Coach, England International Fly Fisher with double Gold and Silver medallists.

Del Spry served in the Royal Signals and began fishing small streams before entering the world of Loch Style fishing with the Army Angling Federation. Del is now based in Cumbria as a full-time Angling Guide.

Andy Croucher, 18 years Army service in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Andy has been a competition angler since 2003 and has represented England at Home International and European level, on both rivers and lakes.

David Mckay served in the Royal Air Force for 7 years. He was born with a rod in his hands and is a Scottish International angler at both Youth and Senior level.

Jock Royan - 26 years Royal Air Force service as a Mechanical Engineer & former Captain of the RAF Game Angling Team. A Scottish International Angler and River Spey Ghillie.