World Champs bronze for England
Considering the restraints, our lads were truly amazing
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.