The Angling Trust are delighted to announce the Veterans Coarse Angling team who will represent the Angling Trust and England in the FIPSed World Angling Championships this year in Penacova on the River Mondego, Portugal on the 11th and 12th August.
After three consecutive years of podium finishes the England Veterans team failed to win a medal in the World Angling Games in Italy last year to finish in sixth place, but they are determined to
regain their number one seeding.
The squad has only one change from the last two years, with Joe Roberts replacing Stan Binge. The squad is; Don Slaymaker, Roger Marlow, Dicky Carr, Terry Lancaster, Joe Roberts and Dick Clegg OBE (Manager).
Unfortunately the Veterans team have no sponsorship again this year and must cover their own expenses to participate in the World Championships.
This particular venue where the Veterans are competing has been very lucky for England in the past, with the ladies winning both team, and individual gold.
The flow of the river is controlled by a dam upstream of the venue and the main species of fish, Borga is one of the most difficult of all fish to catch. Bloodworm and joker will play a major part in the Championship and local knowledge is also important, so the England Veterans team will have to beat a strong Portuguese team on their own soil to win gold.
The Angling Trust wish the England Veterans team the very best of luck in competing in the World Championships in Portugal and every success at bringing home the medals.