England Lead After Day One

Drennan Team England dominate Day One of the Home International after a terrific day on the River Severn at Shrewsbury. 

Team England’s Matt Godfrey in match-winning action on the River Severn.

The talented seven-man squad consisted of William Raison, Callum Dicks, Lee Kerry, Matt Godfrey, Matt Derry, James Dent and Cameron Hughes. Together they posted six section wins and a second to take the lead on 8 points. Wales and Scotland are currently joint second on 18 points with Ireland on 26 points.

Matt's winning catch, including a personal best 2lb 7oz roach!
Matt’s Day One winning catch, including a personal best 2lb 7oz roach!

Anglers all used a mixture of pole, waggler and bolo tactics to target the roach and dace shoals. Pike were also troublesome in areas on this relatively low and clear river.

There were some huge roach caught on the day and none more so than Team England’s Matt Godfrey who managed several impressive redfins to 2lb 7oz. This stunning personal best roach helped him to the individual top spot on the day with 15lb 12oz 8drm.

Just behind with a fantastic 50/50 net of smaller roach and dace was the ever-impressive William Raison with 14lb 3oz 8drm. Wales’ Darren Frost took third with a hard-earned 12lb+ catch of dace. James Dent put on a skilled display of bolo fishing for his fourth place 11lb+ catch of roach.

Day One Teams: 

  • 1st England 8pts
  • =2nd Wales 18pts
  • =2nd Scotland 18pts
  • 4th Ireland 26pts

Day One Individuals:

  • 1st Matt Godfrey (England) 15lb 12oz 8drm
  • 2nd William Raison (England) 14lb 3oz 8drm
  • 3rd Darren Frost (Wales) 12lb 1oz 8drm
  • 4th James Dent (England) 11lb 11oz 8drm