The Angling Trust has announced the Drennan Team England Squads for 2015. The team will compete on four fronts this year as they attempt to win gold at the World Championships and retain their European and Fish ‘O’ Mania International titles. The team will also compete in the reinstated Home International Championships which will be held in Innescarra, Ireland, the venue where Preston Innovations England Feeder Team were so successful in the 2014 FIPS-ed World Feeder Championships.

Slovenia will host the FIPS-ed World Championships from 6th – 13th September and manager Mark Downes has retained the same squad who fished in Croatia in 2014.

Mark Downes said “2015 looks like being a good but difficult year for our teams, we travel to Slovenia in September for the World Championships on a venue that is notoriously peggy but full of fish. Despite poor World Championships last year, we are retaining the same team. Young Callum Dicks, after a good showing last year, deservedly retains his place.

Drennan Team England World Championship Squad 2015
Alan Scotthorne, Sean Ashby, Des Shipp, Will Raison, Steve Hemingray, Callum Dicks.
Travelling with Mark Downes and Mark Addy will be Lee Kerry and Matt Godfrey.

The FIPS-ed European Championships will be staged in Minsk, Belarus on 21st–28th June with the championships being held on a rowing course in the capital. Making his debut at full senior level after a stunning career so far at U18 and U23 level is 3 time World Junior Champion and recent individual winner of the Sensas Challenge 2015, Matt Godfrey.

Mark Addy said “Matt is an outstanding young angler, we have been monitoring his progress for some time and Mark Downes and I both feel we must get him involved at senior level as quickly as possible.”

Drennan Team England European Championship Squad 2015
Sean Ashby, Matt Godfrey, Steve Hemmingray, Will Raison, Des Shipp, Alan Scotthorne.
Travelling with Mark Addy and Mark Downes will be Callum Dicks and Cameron Hughes.

England will be looking to defend their title at the Fish ‘O’ Mania International on Sunday 19th July at Cudmore Fishery. Will Raison and Des Shipp will compete and attempt to make it 3 successive wins for Drennan Team England.

Drennan Team England Fish O Mania International Team 2015
Will Raison and Des Shipp

After a break from the match angling calendar the Home International Championships is back and Drennan Team England will travel to Innescarra, Ireland. The England management feel that this competition provides an opportunity to blood new talent and England have selected 3 former under 23 anglers in the squad to fish alongside established internationals.

Drennan Team England Home International Championship Squad.
Matt Derry ( former U23), James Dent (Former U23), Cameron Hughes (Former U23), Lee Kerry, Will Raison, Alan Scotthorne, Simon Willsmore, Manager: Mark Downes and Mark Addy