The Angling Trust are pleased to announce the team that will be taking part in the FIPsed 3rd Veterans World Championships in Belgium on 10th & 11th July 2010.
Angling Trust Team England Veterans
Joe Roberts (England Team Manager)
Dick Clegg (International Events Manager)
The venue which has been used on several occasions for other World Championships is the rowing course in Gent. Joe Roberts, Team England Manager was with the juniors when on one occassion the team won Gold so it is a venue that has been kind to us in the past.
This year practice has been increased from 3 to 4 days which will be invaluable. Previously the venue has produced good bags of roach and bream so bloodworm and joker will play a major role.
Dick Clegg, OBE, International Events Manager said “although the Belgiums will be favourites on their home soil, England have won a team silver and bronze in the last 2 years so one place higher will see us in the winners place on the podium. Both Don Slaymaker and Terry Lancaster fished in the team when England won silver in Milton Keynes and Dicky Carr fished in Portugal and earned a team bronze. Both Roger Marlow and Stan Binge perfomed well in the team trial so England will have a good chance in Belgium. We hope to follow in the footsteps of Drennan Team England and come home with the gold medal this year”.
Trials were held on 23rd May to select the team for the Veterans World Championships. The anglers fished the venue well in the extreme temperatures of very warm sunshine, over four hours with bloodworm and joker, fished to FIPSed international rules. The fishing was even all the way through so the England Management had to pick the top five weights on the day.
Joe Roberts, England Manager for the Veterans said, “It was hard fishing conditions for the anglers at the trial this year because of the warm weather, but the fishery was well stocked to make it a good trial for all taking part. We have a really strong team this year to represent Angling Trust in the World Championships. I would like to say a big thank you to all the anglers who took part in the trial and also to Packington Somers Fishery who donated the pegs for free for the Angling Trust. The team are looking forward to competing at international level, and we are hoping to do one better from last year to bring home the gold medal.”