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Young Blood For England

Drennan Team England Squads announced for 2016.

Mark Downes and Mark Addy, Drennan Team England Managers, have announced the teams that will be competing in this year's 2016 International events.

The World Championships 2016 is taking place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on the 18/19th September:

The team has previously fished this venue and secured a silver medal.

At present, nobody knows the species they will be fishing for, as in the winter the venue is sometimes drained and re-stocked.

The venue is a 2,000m rowing course and with up to 40 teams competing both banks will be used.


Team England scraped home with a bronze medal last year winning the second day in Slovenia, so team managers have stuck to the same squad.

Alan Scotthorne
Will Raison
Sean Ashby
Des Shipp
Steve Hemingray
Callum Dicks

The European Championship is to take place on the Almere Canal in Holland on the 23rd and 24th July.

A notoriously difficult venue which saw the Russians scoop gold here in the Worlds six years ago.

Bream and roach are the predominant species, but they are not evenly spread. This year the two England managers are adopting a different approach.

The team will consist of three senior squad members,
Will Raison
Alan Scotthorne
Sean Ashby

Joining them will be four of the next generation of young England hopefuls;

Lee Kerry
Matt Godfrey
Matt Derry
Cameron Hughes

All four have a wealth of experience fishing across Europe at both Club and International level (U18s and U23s) plus three of the four shone in last year's four nations event in Newry Ireland where Matt Derry was crowned champion and Cameron Hughes finished third.

Matt Godfrey was unlucky last year. He was named in the squad for the Europeans in Belarus but England ended up not travelling because of the difficult border crossings.

There is also talk that this year's Four Nations Championship will be held in England this year, with details expected over the next couple of months.

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