England came out of the World Angling Championships in Portugal last week with three anglers in the top 20 in the World. Unfortunately they couldn’t emulate their 2005 Gold medal as they finished fourth in the team contest.

 

With the competition being split over two days, it was Day One which proved the undoing of the White Acres NFA Ladies Team England, who decided to go for the smaller fish where there competitors went for the larger Barbel. As soon as the day was over it was a case of playing catch up and in the end the mountain was too high for the team to climb.

 

On Day One it was the hosts Portugal who took the lead and gave the other nations a difficult task to follow with victory’s in all five of their sections. Day Two proved more successful for the White Acres NFA Ladies Team England as they showed the determination and commitment which made them World Champions in 2005, clawing themselves back to fourth place only half a point behind the Bronze medal position.

 

Team Manager Tom Pickering stated,

 

“I was disappointed that we didn’t do better as we went there with the intentions of coming back with the Gold medal. Unfortunately we chose the wrong tactics and paid the prize with a bad first day of fishing.

 

Although we did a lot better on day two it was going to be hard to come back and take a medal when the hosts Portugal were just fantastic and led the way from the start. However, I put it down to experience and it is something that I will learn from and it only makes myself and the rest of the team more determined to come back and make up for it next year.

 

The Ladies themselves showed as always full commitment and dedication to the cause and that is reflected in three of the top twenty female anglers in the World should make the country proud.”

 

Team Result

 

 

Team Name

Total Points

Total Weight (g)

Day One-  Day Two (points)

1st

Portugal

15.0

61,680

5.0

10.0

2nd

Hungary

46.0

38,745

31.0

15.0

3rd

Italy

51.0

27,625

27.0

24.0

4th

England

51.5

30,700

30.5

21.0

 

Individual Result

 

 

Angler Name

Team Name

Points

Weight (g)

Day One – Day Two (points)

1st

Fatima Ferreira

Portugal

2.0

11,405

1

1

2nd

Virginia Ferreira

Portugal

3.0

15,775

1

2

3rd

Isabelle Hawryhuk

France

3.0

15,365

2

1

9th

Clair Dagnall

England

6.0

7,295

3

3

15th

Sandra Scotthorne

England

9.0

8,165

5

4

19th

Emma Pickering

England

9.0

8,920

7

3


 

           

 

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