England’s lady lions added another significant international victory to their list of honours with a win in the recent Home International Anglo Welsh Cup.
Hosted at CRT Drayton reservoir in Daventry the competition saw carp team England’s lionesses once again prove victorious lifting The Clifford Cup for the third time in a row. Unlike domestic competitions, the event is fished under FIPSed international regulations in preparation for full world championship status next year,
Three pairs from each nation took to the field at Drayton to fish head to head across three sections. England dominated two with Wales taking victory in the third. A total of 81 fish were caught by the ladies with the biggest a 20.02 oz mirror for England’s Lyn Worster and Kellie Margerrison.
“This fixture is absolutely brilliant and is where women’s international competitive carp fishing all started. It’s a historic event now and I’m pleased to say that once again England proved the strongest nation. They have been training well and their tenacity and hard work paid off. The girls were amazing and a credit has to go to the Welsh for their section win on our turf,” announced Carp Team England manager Rob Hughes.
Spodding over zigs during the day and small bags on the deck at night were the successful tactic for both teams but it was England that proved the stronger team winning two of the three sections convincingly to win with 5 points against Wales 4.
A England Kellie Margerrison / Lyn Worster
Wales Emma Dyer / Jackie Potts
B England Tania Williams / Sam Hoskins
Wales Natalie Chapman / Amy Jenkins
C Wales Sioned Weeks / Sam Roberts
England Miranda Brown / Ellen Beedham
England 2.2.1 5 points
Wales 1.1.2 4 points