England Win Fish ‘O’ Mania International

Drennan Team England have won the Betway Fish’O’Mania International Challenge!

Team England: (L-R) Mark Downes (Co-manager), Will Raison, Des Shipp, Mark Addy (Co-manager). Picture courtesy of www.fishomania.net.

The team, made up of Des Shipp and Will Raison, were in front from the first weigh-in on Arena Pool at Cudmore Fisheries in Staffordshire to claim the £10,000 first prize.

Starting on the short pole with chopped worm and caster tactics brought a mixed net of mostly skimmers and roach plus the occasional bonus carp, before moving onto a 13m long-pole swim on the bottom, again with worms. Will also managed some sizeable carp down the margins late on, including the biggest fish of the day, worth £1,000, which weighed in at 4.2kg.

After five entertaining hours filmed live on Sky Sports, the duo were comfortable winners with a 42.77kg total weight. This is now the fourth year running that Team England have won the Fish’O’Mania International!

In second place was the Netherlands on 27.9kg, with newcomers Poland taking third with 26.19kg.

Full Result
1st Drennan Team England – 42.77kg
2nd Holland – 27.90kg
3rd Poland – 26.19kg
4th Tubertini Ireland – 25.25kg
5th Scotland – 23.80kg
6th Tri-Cast Weston Pools Wales – 21.82kg
7th Hungary – 12.46kg
8th France – 10.42kg

Biggest Fish – Will Raison 4.2kg

Individual Weights
Will Raison (ENG) – 22.75kg
Des Shipp (ENG) – 20.02kg
Jurgen Spierings (HOL) – 17.00kg
Jamie Masson (SCO) – 15.68kg
Adam Niemiec (POL) – 14.98kg
Nick Howell (IRE) – 13.89kg
Lee Edwards (WAL) – 11.76kg
Vincent Walsh (IRE) – 11.36kg
Wojciech Kaminski (POL) – 11.21kg
Dieter Friederichs (HOL) – 10.90kg
Darren Frost (WAL) – 10.06kg
Robert Erdelyi (HUN) – 9.96kg
David Corcoran (SCO) – 8.12kg
Jean Desque (FRA) – 7.11kg
Gilles Caudin (FRA) – 3.31kg
Zsolt Brichter (HUN) – 2.50kg

Other Results:
Fish ‘O’ Mania Main Event: Andy Geldart – 19.57kg
Fish ‘O’ Mania International: Drennan Team England – 42.77kg
Juniors: Cameron Cross – 6.39kg
Ladies Event: Emma Pickering – 7.05kg

Picture courtesy of www.fishomania.net.