The medal tally grows larger as the NFA’s England Under 21 Team won a Silver medal at the World Championships in
The venue where the teams fished was not in the best of shape which meant that clever tactics had to be employed to give
To be in with a chance of winning a medal the team needed to go out and catch some bigger fish. They employed the tactic of fishing on the waggler with sticky maggot at a good length which gave them the results they were looking for, catching barbel up to one kilo and carp just over the kilo mark.
Jonathon Plows did brilliantly on day two and helped the team by winning his section leaving them overall 11 points behind the winners
With such conditions the team were expecting a tough time but NFA team coach Joe Roberts praised the team stating, “They never dropped their heads despite tough conditions where it was difficult to catch and they should be proud of the way they represented their country. They did brilliantly!”
Angling is one of the most popular sports in the country with over 2.6 million people in the UK having been freshwater angling in the past year in England and Wales (Environment Agency Report, “Public Attitudes to Angling, 2005”). The National Federation of Anglers, the Governing Body for Freshwater Angling hopes that this fantastic result from the World Championships will help get more youngsters into the sport and generate the