The Angling Trust is delighted to announce that it has appointed Tom Pickering as the Manager of its new Feeder team, which will compete in the inaugural World Championships in Italy later this year.

This new FIPSed competition will be held as part of the World Angling Games and be fished on the 1st and 2nd of September 2011 on the river Tevere in Perugia, Italy.
Dick Clegg, OBE, International Events Manager said, “It is expected that this event will attract many of the countries affiliated to FIPSed and England need to be involved from the start. Tom’s credentials are ideal for the job and I had no hesitation in asking him to accept the position of Manager. Tom was part of the Nations team for many years and became individual World Champion in Bulgaria in 1989. He was also very successful as the Manager of the Ladies England team, who went on to win 3 team and 3 individual gold medals during his term in office. I know Tom will give 100% to the job and I am sure the team will win medals from the start.”
Tom Pickering, Manager of the Angling Trust England Feeder team stated “I am delighted to be asked to be the Manager of the England Feeder team. I think it is going to be a very exciting time for this new World Championship, and this will give new anglers a chance to fish at the highest level and represent their country. It is my job to build a team and squad for this year and also for the future.

I have started to look at anglers for this year as it is the World Games in Italy, and I hope to announce the team and my coach as soon as possible. I am very excited to be putting the three lions back on the shirt.”
Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of Angling Trust said “Over the last two years, we have developed new national competitions and it is very exciting now to have a new international competition and team to add to this growth. We wish them all the best in Italy this summer and hope that England will be the first country to have its name on the new trophy.”