World Feeder Champs - Day 1
Day 1 Update
Day One of the 2nd World Feeder Championships took place today at the Gent Watersportbaan. The 2300m long rowing course has been home to many international angling events over the years and proves to be an extremely fair venue.
After a good week of practice the Preston Innovations England Feeder Team were ready for the first day. Team Captain and Preston backed Tommy Pickering commented "We've had an excellent week practicing. We're pretty sure that we can do well again this year."
Over the course of the next five hours the England team battled away each looking to win their section and gain vital points for the overall team result.
The word on the bank was that the home favourites, Belgium had done well overall on points and that the Dutch team had also had a strong match.
Performance of the day went to Phil Ringer, pegged in B section, weighing in with over 9.157 kilos while second place in B section could only manage 6.460 kilos.
Other members of the team had also done well; Dean Barlow coming 3rd in section, Steve Ringer 4th in section and Preston backed Mick Vials coming 5th after having a touch day in arguably the hardest section of the match – C section.
The England team now sit in 5th Place on 32 Points. Tomorrow however is a new day, with everything still to play for. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for a good draw, good fishing and ultimately – A good result!
Look out for more updates tomorrow and inside information for the two England captains Tommy Pickering and Glen Laurence.
Top 5 Overall Results
- Ukraine – 23 points
- Hungary – 25 points
- Netherlands – 26 points
- Belgium – 30 points
- England – 32 points