Fish'O'Mania International Challenge: Des Shipp and Will Raison notch England win
Last Updated: 13/07/14 8:12pm
England have won the fourth annual Fish 'O' Mania international challenge.
England won the fourth annual Fish'O'Mania International Challenge at Cudmore Fisheries in Staffordshire.
The team, made up of Des Shipp and Will Raison, led from the first weigh-in and were comfortable winners.
From 10 weigh-ins, Raison contributed over 22 kilograms of their total of 42.77.
The pair finished over 14-and-a-half kilos ahead of the Netherlands in second and earned a prize of £10,000 which goes to the National Federation of Anglers.
Poland finished third ahead of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
There was a really close finish in the juniors’ competition which went to the last weigh-in, with Cameron Cross needing one kilo and 10 grams to pip the onlooking Liam Miller to the title.
Andrew Geldart won the men’s title on Saturday, while Doncaster’s Emma Pickering successfully defended the ladies’ title.