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Euro gold in Belgium for Drennan Team England Euro gold in Belgium for Drennan Team England

Drennan Team England score gold in the 20th European Championships, fished in Belgium.








Source: Angling Trust

The 2014 European Championship was held on the Hensies Pommeroeul Canal, Bernissart, Belgium with 24 nations competing and England knew they had to get things right and locate the bream from the start if they were going to be contenders for the medals.

After a reasonable first day with 35 points and fifth place, England knew they needed a low score to have a chance of scooping their 5th European Title and with just 15 minutes to go Will Raison hooked and landed a 4lb bream - his only fish apart from four small perch. Sean Ashby followed up by doing exactly the same, netting a 3lb bream to go with his single perch. Both finished 3rd in their sections with Callum Dicks also 3rd, Alan Scotthorne 6th and Simon Willsmore 8th to give a total of 59 points over the two days – it was just enough to see them finish a point ahead of a strong Russian challenge.

England were, however, out of contention in the individual medal states with Mike Thinnes from Luxembourg taking the gold medal, Diego Da Silva from France in silver medal position and Roman Pokorny jr from Czech Republic in third.

Team managers Mark Downes and Mark Addy commented:

 “It was an extremely difficult venue where the difference was sheer concentration and patience, and it was that which saw England ‘steal’ the gold medal at the death. The team have worked brilliantly this week and we are all over the moon to win the Championship and bring home gold.”

Dick Clegg, Angling Trust International Manager, said:

 “An absolutely fantastic performance by Drennan Team England to win in Belgium, which highlights the versatility of the squad after last year’s World Championship win in Poland.

To be crowned champions at both European and World level is something special and I applaud the management and the squad on such a tremendous achievement.”

Top 4 Team results

1st England - 59 points

2nd Russia - 60 points

3rd Italy - 67 points

4th Netherlands - 71 points

Top 4 Individual results

1st Mike Thinnes, Luxembourg - 3 points

2nd Diego Da Silva, France - 4 points

3rd Roman Pokorny Jr, Czech Republic - 4 points

4th Yury Siptsov, Russia – 5 points


England Individual Placings

6th Will Raison – 5 points

11th Callum Dicks – 9 points

16th Alan Scotthorne – 11 points

18th Sean Ashby – 11 points

111th Simon Willsmore – 32 points (fished 1 day)

116th Lee Kerry – 39 points (fished 1 day)

Drennan Team England comprised:  Will Raison, Sean Ashby, Alan Scotthorne, Callum Dicks, Lee Kerry, Simon Willsmore, Mark Downes and Mark Addy (Joint Managers).


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