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England Win Gold in the 2019 Ladies International on Draycote Water

On Thursday 6th June the 31st Ladies Loch Style Fly Fishing International was held for the first time at Draycote Water, one of England’s top competition venues. England were convincing winners with 54 fish.  A fine team performance saw them take Gold with nearly twice as many fish as Ireland who were second with 28

Weeden’s Lions net silver in the FIPSed World Disabled Championship

Team England’s Disabled squad finished with a fantastic second place team win in the 21stFIPSed World Disabled Championship from 14th – 15th June on the Scolmatore Channel near Pisa, Italy. Team England Disabled Team consisted of; Mark Russell, Mark Eves, Roy Wells, Alan Chadbone, Stefan Gent, John Weeden (manager), Dick Clegg (2nd captain) and Ricky Martinelli (delegate). After

Team England Veterans just miss out on podium place finish

The Angling Trust’s Team England Veterans have returned home from the 12thFIPSed World Veterans Championship in a credible fourth place, just missing out on a podium place. The England Veterans World Championship was held on the Scolmatore Channel, near Pisa, Italy from 14th – 15th June fishing just further down the stretch where the World Disabled Championship

Tubertini England Home Nations Boat Team win Silver

Tubertini England Home Boat Team took second place honours at the SALC Home Boat International Championship out of Weymouth harbour from 13th to 16th June 2019. Team England consisted of; Gary Geoghegan (fishing/manager), Cliff Newbold, Martin Bobbett, Brett Lomas, John Bellamy, Richard Day, Peter Bailey (reserve) and Cliff Williams (2nd reserve). Team England’s preparations began back in

Five new record fish claims ratified by British Record Fish Committee

The BRFC met at the Natural History Museum, London, on 12th June 2019. Present were: Mike Heylin OBE (Chairman), Oliver Crimmen (Scientific Advisor, Natural History Museum), Andrew Nellist (Freshwater Specialist), Mat Mander (Marine Specialist) and Nick Simmonds (Secretary). The committee considered and accepted the following record claims as being duly ratified: Simon Ellis’s Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) of