Tuesday 28th June 2017:
England Ladies secured a silver medal in the women’s ICFA International on home soil at Wraysbury Lake, Berkshire.
The match, which was the historic first multi nation female international for carp fishing, was hotly contested and incredibly close. England took an early lead but were overtaken by a Welsh team that was absolutely on form.
England scored a win and three sections but it wasn’t enough to secure the victory. England ladies have a had an unbeaten run over the last two years with two golds to their name but had to settle for silver on this occasion.
The match coincided with Women’s Sport Week and the latest round of the “This Girl Can” campaign during a packed summer of fantastic women’s sport.
“It was a brilliant and very close competition with only two points the difference between gold and silver. The England lionesses were valiant but the Welsh Dragons were quite simply too powerful on this occasion. They fished impeccably and deserved the win.” announced England manager Rob Hughes.
For more info and pictures please go www.carpteamengland.com
Gold: Wales 5
Silver: England 7
Bronze: Netherlands 12
Squad announced for Carp Fishing Tri-Nations International – www.getfishing.org.uk/squad-announced-carp-fishing-tri-nations-international/
Fishing backs Women in Sport and says “This Girl Can Fish!” – www.getfishing.org.uk/fishing-backs-women-sport-says-girl-can-fish/