11th World FIPPSed Carp Championships, 21st October to 25th October 2009, Cazaubon Barbotan France.
Following on from last year’s wonderful 2nd place, the Angling Trust England Carp Team are extremely excited to be taking part in the 11th FIPPSed World Carp Championships. The 72 hour event is being held on Lac De Luby in Cazaubon, Barbotan in the South of France this week.
There has been no change in the line-up representing England from South Africa last year: the Maker boys, Tom and Andy will be trying hard to increase their individual 4th place in Africa with a higher podium position this year. There will be strong competition this year also from the other two pairs, Ian Huntington and Peter Holehouse and the youngsters in the team, Billy Flowers and Jamie Londers. Hopefully this will propel the squad to a long awaited team gold medal.
Squad manager, Mitch Smith had this to say:- ” The squad this year is again the strongest group of competitive carping pairs within the UK. The guys have just had a very good and solid practice session at the lake giving me a good feeling for this year. With the champs this year in France and the event next year on home soil here in the UK, I can’t help but feel the next two years offer us the greatest chance to stamp our authority on the event. I’m sure this year the squad will yet again do us proud and secure us another podium finish with perhaps a gold as a highlight. Can I also take this opportunity to thank our team sponsors, HS Works, and in particular the Managing Director Mr John Newton for their unprecedented support”.
The sponsors HS Works have for the second year shown superb support for the national squad. Without their support the team would struggle to attend these championships, so huge thanks must go to them.