England win double Silver at the FIPSed World Feeder Championship

Preston Innovations England World Feeder team continued their excellent run of results in World Championships as they brought home team and individual silver medals from the 6th FIPSed World Feeder Championship.

The Novisad Canal in Serbia, a feeder to the mighty Danube hosted the World Championships on the 18th and 19th June 2016 and 28 nations competed in the event, the highest number of teams in the competitions short history. The canal is home to a number of species and England expected to target skimmers and catfish using Sensas groundbait of Magic, black lake and black leam.

The squad consisted of brothers, Steve and Phil Ringer, Mick Vials, Adam Wakelin, Dean Barlow, Rob Wootton, and Glenn Lawrence (coach), Tom Pickering (manager) and Eddie Bridon and Will Freeman (assistants).

England enjoyed a fantastic first day gathering 9 points as Steve & Phil Ringer, Adam Wakelin and Mick Vials all won their respective section while Dean Barlow finished 5th. England’s 9 points was enough to see them in 1st place after day one, closely followed by Germany and Austria, a much improved performance by both nations.

Day 2 proved to be tougher for England, the Germany team stormed into the lead while England started slow, the catfish did not feed and as the competition progressed the fishing became tougher, England struggled to keep pace with the Germans and finished fifth on day two with 25 points however Steve Ringer and Adam Wakelin followed up their excellent finish on day one with consecutive section wins.

England scored 34 points over two days, a total that secured team silver. Another hugely impressive performance from Germans on day two yielded 10 points, 21 in total and deserved winners while Austria’s fourth place finish on day two was enough for them to secure the bronze medal.

On the individual medal scene England’s Steve Ringer took another medal to add to his impressive collection as he won the silver. Jens Dirksen and Felix Scheuermann from the dominant German team took gold and bronze respectively.

England manager Tommy Pickering commented “We won two silvers and congratulations must go the Steve and the team for winning more medals, we were a little disappointed not to go on to win the team gold but Germany were fantastic. Overall it was a great experience to fish an unfamiliar venue and we are looking forward to 2017’s competition which will be held in Portugal. A massive thanks to our sponsors and the lads who came out to help and support the team.”

Top 3 Team results;
1st Germany 21 points 62.889 kg
2nd England 34 points 46.202 kg
3rd Austria 36 points 49.155 kg

Top 3 Individual results;

1st Jens Dirksen, Germany 2 points 25.056 kg
2nd Steve Ringer, England 2 points 14.788 kg
3rd Felix Scheuermann, Germany 2 points 14.032 kg

Other England positions;
4th Adam Wakelin, 2 points 9.917 kg
29th Phil Ringer, 8 points 7.600 kg
34th Mick Vials, 9 points 8.244 kg
59th Dean Barlow, 13 points 5.653 kg