The England Ladies fished in the World Championships in Slovenia last week, and WON outright over the 2 days!
The event was fished on the River Sava in Radece, and after day 1 the team were in 8th place, but it was very tight as they were actually only 12 pts behind the leading team. However, a tremendous day 2 performance saw the team leapfrog into the Gold medal slot!
Julie Abbott kindly sent us some details:-
“The river was 4.5m – 7.5m deep and we fished at our pole limit of 11.5m with floats from 2-10g depending on the depth. Main lines were 0.16mm to 0.14mm hooklengths with Kamasan B711 hooks in a size 13. Elastic was 11H, yellow bungee or white hydro. We fed 17 litres of groundbait and 1.5 litres of stickymag (maggots held together with a sweat binder due to the depth) and gravel. Bait was generally 3 or 4 maggots, double caster, bloodworm with maggot or caster or corn.
It required a ball of groundbait a chuck (fed just short of the float) and a ball of stickmag cupped in (on the floats) every 5 mins or so. The fishing was very good with plenty of fish (and quality ones) to be caught, hence the positive approach. We caught small Roach, Chub and Vimba but the main target were the bigger Vimba up to 2lb. There were also Carassio (small carp) and Barbel to be caught, and the biggest Barbel we had during the week was one nudging 4lb. This doesn’t sound huge…..but try netting on this river!”
For full details on the Drennan Matchpro Keepnets as pictured above, click here