Angling Trust England Ladies Squad announced to fish the FIPSed Ladies World Championships in Merida, Spain

England Ladies Manager Dave Brooks has announced an unchanged side to go to Spain for this year’s World Championships in Merida from 27th – 28th August 2016.

The venue is the Guadiana River which was used in 2012 for the Euro Championships when England’s men finished in silver medal position.

Dave is convinced that the squad can improve on last year’s disappointment when finishing 6th in Belgium and expects to make the podium this time. Even though they are relatively young, the team has a massive amount of international experience and they all work fantastically well together during the practice week. The tactics here should suit our girls with slider, pole and whip fishing all playing a part and every one of the squad can compete using these styles.

Both Dave Brooks and Joe Roberts have many years of coaching and managing at international level and this coupled with a squad of mega talented ladies will surely secure a medal for our Ladies Team England.

Ladies England Squad; Wendy Locker, Helen Dagnall, Samantha Sim, Abbi Kendall, Julie Abbott and Kayleigh Smith. Dave Brooks (manager), Joe Roberts (coach), Dick Clegg (delegate), Jason Kirk and Rob Wright (helpers)

There has also been an invite extended to Jeannette Halliday and Emma Pickering to attend the championship depending on money being available from all the fund raising activities. If these two girls attend it will be a tremendous squad-strengthening exercise and should be of benefit to the team.

Unfortunately, the teams do not receive any government funding and have to rely on the generosity of the public so please support our Ladies with any donations and help by buying raffle tickets at the fund raising events.