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The Angling Trust has announced the England squad that will head to Slovenia to compete in the 14th FIPSed Coarse Angling World Championships for U25’s on the 6th and 7th August 2022.
The competition will be held on the River Sava in Slovenia, a fast flowing river with depths up to 20ft. England’s management team are familiar with the venue and anticipate a wide range of skills will be required to be competitive, big flat floats at one end of the scale down to whip fishing for bleak at 3 meters.
The team was selected following a trial event which was held on the River Wye in Hereford, prospective team members were assessed under the watchful eye of team manager Mark Downes and former u25 world number one Rory Jones.
Following the trial Mark Downes and Darren Bickerton selected the experienced trio of Andrew Cranston, Jordan Holloway and Josh Newman, while Owen Robinson and Dean Jaques have been rewarded for their progress in recent years and receive their first international call up.
Manager Mark Downes said “We had a great session on the Wye and we learned a lot about the anglers. The secret of the Sava is accurate feeding and presentation. The lads now know what to expect and I am sure they will all be putting in the time and practice that is needed to hit this venue full on.”
“Thanks to Rory for all of the help he gave the lads on the day, I am sure they will all be trying to emulate his great youth international achievements.”
England are ranked number two in the world and a strong performance in Slovenia will see them close the gap on current world number one France.