Exclusive feeder champs reports from Match Fishing's on-the-bank correspondents.
Match Fishing's exclusive on-the-bank reports from the World Champs in Italy.
The River Tevere in Italy plays host to Day One of the first Feeder Fishing World Championship today (September 1).
The 5km long river is in Monte Molino, Todi, with depths ranging from two to five metres. The main species present at the venue include crucians/carassio weighing from 100g to 200g, skimmer bream averaging 100g, rudd, catfish, carp and chub.
The practice days running up to the event have proved patchy so a good team plan is absolutely key for England to get results. Team captain Tommy Pickering announced the five-man England team as himself, Steve Ringer, Steve Hemmingray, Mick Vials and Darren Cox, leaving Dean Barlow to bank run on Day One.
England maestro Steve Ringer has drawn end peg in A Section. It’s a fancied draw so let’s hope he can make it count.
With a good team and a firm plan to fish to, this strong side has put in plenty of practice sessions in the sweltering heat – but it’s today’s and tomorrow’s results that will shape the winners of this new, exciting international event.
Talking to Match Fishing, team captain Tommy Pickering said: "Practice has been mixed but we have a strong plan in place and I feel pretty confident that the boys can do a job today. Steve Ringer has drawn well and should score good points from his peg. "
Check back here for updates over the course of the two-day spectacle.
Last modified on Thursday, 01 September 2011 11:01