Eng­land dis­abled trial date re­vealed

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SOUTH­ERN su­perteam Daiwa Dork­ing have a new Win­ter League home – their third in the past six sea­sons – af­ter be­ing ac­cepted to join the Avon Val­ley, fol­low­ing a knock­back from their first choice Ox­ford di­vi­sion!

Dork­ing started in win­ning ways, al­beit a close vic­tory mar­gin of 73 points to the 70 of reign­ing di­vi­sional champs Dren­nan Bor­don, on the Ken­net and Avon Canal around Great Bed­wyn, on the Wilt­shire-Berk­shire bor­der.

In­di­vid­ual win­ner with 9 lb 3 oz from peg D1 on the iron bridge was Tony Wool­ford (Tu­ber­tini South) with 9 lb 3 oz of skim­mers and roach, ounc­ing out John Clark

Dork­ing’s top an­gler in Round One, Rob­bie Tay­lor, with his fourth placed 8 lb 9 oz catch. Win­ning pair on the GUC – Matt Hod­getts and Ian Baker. ENG­LAND dis­abled in­ter­na­tional team man­ager John Wee­den is invit­ing en­tries for an as­sess­ment day ses­sion next Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 25, on the River Soar at Sut­ton Bon­ing­ton, Not­ting­hamshire, LE12 5PE, with a view to se­lect­ing a squad for the 2018 World Cham­pi­onships in Croa­tia. All ap­pli­cants must hold in­di­vid­ual mem­ber­ship of the An­gling Trust and reg­is­ter with AT com­pe­ti­tions man­ager San­dra John­son on 01158 224519 or via email to san­dra.john­son@ an­glingtrust.net by an Oc­to­ber 14 dead­line. Full de­tails from John on 07968 050196.

Karl crowned King

DAIWA An­gling Di­rect match­man Karl Red­grave clinched the cov­eted King of the Yare 2017 ti­tle, fend­ing off a tal­ented field of ri­vals to emerge vic­to­ri­ous fol­low­ing 14 hard-fought rounds on the ti­dal Nor­folk river.

Karl’s ag­gre­gate weight of

223 lb 7 oz earned him £500 from se­ries spon­sors Nisa Feed­ers and £200 en­try pools, ahead of Paul Hud­son with 194 lb and Si­mon New­man on 173 lb 12 oz.

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