SILVER WAS A GREAT RESULT FOR OUR WORLD FEEDER TEAM
...but knowing Tommy Pickering, he’ll want more in 2017! A
FTER reading Dean Barlow’s post on Facebook after Day 1 of the World Feeder Champs, I honestly thought we were home and hosed. England were two points in front of Germany and that, I assumed, would be enough.
It wasn’t to be, though, and Germany overtook us on Day 2 to run out fairly convincing winners.
Looking at the final breakdown of the results it is obvious that on Sunday some of our boys had terrible draws, and anyway, silver is still an amazing result. I don’t know what the German team anglers had for breakfast, but this was the first year they’d finished higher than tenth!
Steve Ringer maintained his phenomenal record with an individual silver, and the whole team can be justifiably proud.
I know my old mate Tom Pickering will never accept that second is acceptable because for him there is only one result that’s good enough – first. I’m sure that he has already formed the basis of his plan for Portugal 2017.
Now that could really be fun because, although I am not aware of the venue, fish such as nase – which make catching crucians look like child’s play – and mullet (which make catching nase look like child’s play) will lead to many hair-pulling moments. Luckily I expect barbel will be cast in the deciding role, and the Iberian and Comizo versions most common there pull just as many rods in as their British counterparts!