The Angling Trust has announced the England Veteran and Disabled teams that will compete in the 2013 World Championships on the River Krupa in Capljina, Bosnia and Herzergovena over the weekend of August 10-11, 2013.
Reigning Veteran World Champion Joe Roberts retains his place along with the entire gold medal winning squad from last year.
The Veteran squad will be Terry Lancaster, Roger Marlow, Dicky Carr, Joe Roberts, Steve Sanders plus manager Dick Clegg and will be further strengthened by the addition of Dorking and England Under 18 team manager Steve Sanders who also runs the.
Team helpers are Tony Troth and Bill Galt.
Dick Clegg, International Events Manager of the Angling Trust is extremely excited about the trip.
“This is my 30th year of international fishing and by taking one of the strongest squads we have had in this competition I expect to come back with a medal. Our Veterans are currently ranked number one team in the world and I see no reason why this should change. We understand that catches will be dominated by bolo and slider fishing with much less pole work, so it will not be easy, but this team is very experienced and we can win gold again.”
At the same time, and only a short distance away, the England Disabled Team will compete again after missing out on taking part last year due to a lack of funding.
The team comprises: Mark Eves, Alan Chadbone, Mark Russell, Mick Cove, John Weeden (Manager) and official helpers, Mark Wells, Mick Gibbs and Geoff Lewis.
Dick Clegg sees benefits in the close proximity of these events, “The Manager, John Weeden, has done an excellent job in the past, and I know he is hoping to make the podium this year.
“One advantage we have is that because both the Veteran and Disabled events are located close by each other we will be able to work together.”
Both teams are looking for any kind of sponsorship or donations.