England Bring Back Bronze
England's Feeder Champs Bronze Medal
The Preston Innovations England World Feeder Champs team have managed to secure enough points to get themselves into a podium position.
A change to the team for day two saw Team Manager, Tommy Pickering selected to hopefully increase the chances of bringing home a medal.
Pegged in C Section Tommy comments “Yesterday this was a tough section, but I’m at the right end and stand a good chance.”
A good start by the England team members saw them high up in their sections after the first hour.
But slow and difficult times were to follow with many other anglers also managing to catch up.
Confidence and knowledge from practice was essential to know that the fish would turn up later in the match.
A simple running rig incorporating a number 4 Stotz, a size which isn’t permitted in the UK, free running cage feeder, varying in size depending on the distance that is fished and 50cm hooklink did the damage for the England Team.
“I see no need to overcomplicate things. This is the simplest and most effective way to catch fish, and is proven all around the world. That’s why we use it!” explains Tommy.
The weigh-in was tense for many countries, with virtually every coach and team captain pacing the banks with mobile phones and walkie-talkies!
Adding up the section points it was clear to that the Dutch team had taken top spot. Second, Third and Fourth place however would be close.
After much confusion, the official result told the simplest of stories, second place going to the Hungarian team and Third place – England.
A huge congratulations must go to the team made up of the best Feeder anglers in the country – Tommy Pickering, Mick Vials, Steve Ringer, Phil Ringer, Darren Cox, Dean Barlow, Adam Wakelin and one of the most important people, Team Coach, Glenn Lawrence.
Here’s to next year, and hopefully a Gold in South Africa.