A huge effort by Team Ireland saw them take two firsts and 2 thirds to finish 2nd overall in the Day 3 results of the World Boat Angling Championships. This great result brings them to 5th place overall, not a bad return after a misfire by the team on Day 2.

Ireland finished 5th, their second top five finish in consecutive competitions

The Italians however, fished consistently for the duration of the event with top 3 finishes every day and on the final day they finished 1st again to give them the coveted title of World Boat Angling Champions 2015. Their win is another in a string of victories that saw them come into the competition as firm favourites at number 1 in the World Rankings. England also fished well, and they too had top 3 finishes every day, but the Italians did enough to keep the English off the gold.  Croatia did well to keep a podium finish in their grasp and held tightly to 3rd place.

Italy World Champions
Italy World Champions – Sarti Stefano

Fishing on the day was exceptionally productive in Zone 4 on one boats. The Evie Rose anchored over whiting and John Dennehy won the boat with 206 fish over 25cm. In total 1156 countable fish were landed on that boat alone. The other boats did not get as many fish and found getting over the better ground tough. Dan Lynch won his boat with a great catch of mostly pollack. Dave Roe’s 2nd place on the day was made up mostly of pollack and wrasse and Heiko Dreier’s 3rd place was a similar catch.

Now with the competition finished and the 13 visiting teams ready to begin the journey home Ireland has almost 100 top class anglers who will return to their local clubs and national federations brimming over with praise for the quality and variety of of the Irish angling experience.

Eddie Van Kamp
Eddie Van Camp, Belgium, makes friends with the locals


Team Rankings - World Boat Angling Championships 2015
Team Rankings – World Boat Angling Championships 2015

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