The mighty Drennan Team England squad has been practising hard all week in Belgium in readiness for the 2014 European Angling Championship this weekend.
The talented team of Alan Scotthorne, William Raison, Sean Ashby, Simon Willsmore, Lee Kerry and Callum Dicks are competing on the Hensies-Pommerœul Canal in Bernissart. The venue has been very difficult in areas with scores of blanks on the Monday practice session, but bream have now begun to show in numbers as they begin to settle over anglers’ feed.
To put things into perspective, the entire team failed to get a bite from anything other than bullheads on the Monday, then recorded a combined 123kg of bream on the Tuesday session!
Tactics are sketchy so far as no team wants to give away their game plans but we expect the waggler and slider to play a substantial part, along with the long pole. Bloodworm and joker over groundbait and leam should be the key to getting bites and those all-important points for the team.
It’s certainly not going to be easy, but this type of venue should hopefully suit Drennan Team England who have no fewer than three former World Champions in their six-man squad.
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