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More success with Gold for Carp Team England


Carp Team England gold 2018

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

Manager Rob Hughes announced “Celtic Lakes offered a completely different challenge to the World Championships, 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. 2 x British Champions Mark Bartlett and Kev Hewitt were recalled, but the other six lads were England debutantes. They all rose to the occasion perfectly and fished brilliantly as the score sheet will confirm.”

Carp Team England gold 2 2018

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 1 point ahead of Scotland. England won three of their sections giving them 7 points in total. Scotland ran England very close with 8 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 double bronze in the World Championships.

Line up:

Manager - Rob Hughes

Mark Bartlett / Kev Hewitt

Lee Simms / Sean Dulson

Jack Meyer / Lewis Swift

Kev Grout / Luke Church


England 7 = 1-1-1-4

Scotland 8 = 2-2-1-3

Wales 13 = 3-4-4-2

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

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