Wales wins a tough Home Na­tions tus­sle

Angling Times (UK) - - CAR PFEED NEWS -

TAX­ING con­di­tions saw nine of the 12 pairs blank in the in­au­gu­ral Home Na­tions carp in­ter­na­tional at Lin­ear Fish­eries.

In an event con­tested un­der in­ter­na­tional FIPSed rules, Wales took the crown, with Scot­land sec­ond and Eng­land fin­ish­ing third on home turf.

“We’re over the moon to win,” said Welsh cap­tain Nick Davies. “It was an in­cred­i­bly tough match and the carp just didn’t want to play ball.

“It was amaz­ingly tight, too, and one fish any­where around the lake could have changed the re­sult.”

Just nine fish were caught all week­end, of which Scot­land caught four for 54lb 13oz. Wales caught three for 69lb 5oz and won un­der the in­ter­na­tional points sys­tem. Eng­land caught two fish for 35lb 1oz.

There was late drama when two min­utes be­fore the fi­nal whis­tle, English pair Billy Flow­ers and Jamie Lon­dors got a take – but the fish turned out to be a tench.

The Welsh team cel­e­brates a Home Na­tions win.

Nick Davies (left) and John Flewin with two of the three win­ning fish.

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