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A few high­lights from the world of carp fish­ing this month. If you’ve got some­thing to share email us at [email protected]­

In-form Carp Team Eng­land se­cured an­other vic­tory this week­end at the ICFA Home Na­tions In­ter­na­tional. Eng­land took the win at new Celtic Lakes near Lam­peter, in Wales. Scot­land took sil­ver, and Wales the bronze. The win was made even more sig­nif­i­cant as the Eng­land line-up was com­pletely dif­fer­ent to the medal-win­ning squad that com­peted at the World Cham­pi­onships in Ser­bia just a fort­night be­fore­hand.

Man­ager Rob Hughes an­nounced that “Celtic Lakes of­fered a com­pletely dif­fer­ent chal­lenge to the World Champs, so I de­cided upon a com­plete change of per­son­nel for this event. The fish­ing is quite spe­cific and once I had con­sid­ered tac­tics, I knew ex­actly who could do the job. The two-times Bri­tish Cham­pi­ons, Mark Bartlett and Kev Hewitt, were re­called, but the other six lads were all Eng­land debu­tantes. They all rose to the oc­ca­sion per­fectly and fished bril­liantly as the score sheet will con­firm”.

Fished to FIPSED in­ter­na­tional rules, the team event is de­cided on points as op­posed to to­tal weight. It was a close fin­ish, as although Eng­land had a mas­sive weight ad­van­tage, they were only one point ahead of Scot­land. Eng­land won three of their sec­tions, giv­ing them just seven points in to­tal. Scot­land ran Eng­land very close, with eight points and Wales took bronze with 13.

This event was the fi­nal in­ter­na­tional fix­ture in the match cal­en­dar and caps what has been an in­cred­i­ble year for Carp Team Eng­land, who have se­cured in­ter­na­tional wins in the An­glo/welsh, the Euro­pean Tri-na­tions, the Home Na­tions and a dou­ble bronze medal per­for­mance in the World Cham­pi­onships.

The line up con­sisted of: Mark Bartlett/kev Hewitt, Lee Simms/sean Dul­son, Jack Meyer/lewis Swift, Kev Grout/luke Church and Rob Hughes (man­ager).

Eng­land’s next event will be The World Games in South Africa, Fe­bru­ary 2019.

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