World Champs bronze for Eng­land

Con­sid­er­ing the re­straints, our lads were truly amaz­ing

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

SO ENG­LAND have taken bronze in the World Champs be­hind im­pres­sively con­sis­tent per­for­mances from Hun­gary and the Czech Repub­lic.

We have no venues here to com­pare with al­most every wa­ter cho­sen for the ‘Worlds’ these days... or at least we don’t fish them if we have, so Eng­land are on the back foot and need every sec­ond of prac­tice they can get.

Luck­ily the gen­er­ous sup­port from Dren­nan, along with sig­nif­i­cant per­sonal sac­ri­fices, al­lows them the chance.

Un­der those cir­cum­stances the amount of suc­cess Dren­nan Team Eng­land have en­joyed over the years, and con­tinue to en­joy, is amaz­ing.

Three of the team fin­ished in the top 12, and be­cause we all know how good our an­glers are, we know that ‘bad score’ means ‘bad draw’. What’s more, I hon­estly be­lieve this level of suc­cess is se­cure for at least an­other 30 years be­cause of the qual­ity of young an­glers we have com­ing through, un­der­writ­ten by the An­gling Trust Tal­ent Path­way.

In fact the only neg­a­tive I can see about the World Cham­pi­onships is the ab­so­lutely Mickey Mouse draw. Un­less CIPS is go­ing to adopt a seed­ing process, like UEFA has for the Cham­pi­ons League, then in my opin­ion (even if Eng­land won for 10 years straight), to have two ran­dom draw ‘zones’ in each sec­tion is just bonkers and un­der­mines the en­tire event.

Dren­nan Eng­land fin­ished third – a great re­sult on an alien venue.

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