The Daiwa 2005 Six Nations Freshwater Angling Championships will take place at Magiscroft Fishery near Glasgow (pictured above) on 13th & 14th August.

 

Local tackle manufacturer Daiwa Sports Ltd are the main sponsor. General Manager Robin Morley said: “As the largest fishing tackle manufacturer in the UK with our factory based here in Scotland Daiwa are pleased to be supporting the Six Nations Freshwater Angling Championships and extend a warm welcome to all visiting competitors and spectators.”

 

Teams of six anglers from France, Belgium, Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland contest the two-day event and the competitors this year will include a number of anglers who have won medals at World Championship level.

 

England will be full of confidence as the reigning World Champions after their recent win in Finland. Will Raison and Stuart Conroy are World Team Gold medalists and are joined by Simon Willsmore, Paul Yates and newcomers Richard O’Connor and Andy Oldham.

 

France will be strong as usual and are the current Six Nations champions.

Belgium are bringing a young inexperienced team but can never be discounted especially if the venue’s silver fish respond to bloodworm and joker. Wales have plenty of experience of the venue and Ireland have also fished it before in the recent Celtic Cup.

 

Scotland are growing in strength having beaten Wales and Ireland to win the inaugural Celtic Cup at Magiscroft in June. New recruits Jamie Masson and Brian Clark have boosted the squad and though International matches always affect a venue, they have home advantage and promise to give it everything to bring home the Six Nations title.

 

The Six Nations started in 2000 as an extension of the long-running Home International series and has greatly increased the profile, professionalism and success of the tournament.

 

Magiscroft is Scotland’s only major fishery dedicated to coarse fishing.

It has 104 pegs on four waters, well stocked with a wide variety of coarse fish species. With a top quality café, bait & tackle shop and secure parking, in a peaceful and beautiful setting, there’s everything the angler needs to relax and enjoy their day.

 

The Main Loch will be the venue for the 6 Nations and has 50 pegs. The fish species are bream, ide, carp, roach, perch, rudd, tench, eels, gudgeon, dace, chub and pike.

Summer matches are won with weights of between 5 and 15 kilos. Small bream, carp and ide are the fish that mainly make up match catches though bigger specimens often add to the catches.

 

Find out much more about the event at the Daiwa Six Nations Website – http://www.sfca.co.uk/6nations.htm

 

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