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CARP CHAT
Browns Angling Carp Team
England Ladies go for gold
Browns Carp Team England’s ladies have left our
shores at the weekend to
head over to France to
compete in the first ever
FIPSed ladies World Carp
Cup. The event, taking
place near Perpignan in
the south of France, will
be contested by the top
ranked carp fishing nations from England, France, Holland, Russia and
Romania.
England Captain Bev Clifford said:
“It’s a real honour to be stepping up
to represent our country at this level.
Women’s carp fishing has come on
immeasurably over the last few years,
a lot of it down to the profile and
progress of Carp Team England. We
are going out to win this event and
will give it everything we’ve got.”
The event takes place between
29th May and 1st June and will be
widely reported through social media
with coverage of the event on television in June. The competition will be
fierce, and France as the home nation
will have the advantage, but England
are a strong team with a good track
record in international competition
fishing, having already won the
Anglo/Welsh Cup three times and
also the European Tri-Nations. A gold
in the World Cup would be the icing
on the cake for the talented England
team and would make history for
England as being the first country to
win gold in both the men’s and
women disciplines.
“It’s the first event of its kind and is
a significant landmark in the history
of female competition
Carp fishing,” announced
England Manager and
ladies coach Rob Hughes.
He added: “The ladies’
international competition
scene is only three years
old, started off by England
a n d Wa l e s t h e n l a t e r
joined by Holland to make
it fully European. It’s an honour to
have been working with the international governing body FIPSed organisation to host a full world class event,
which has now been ratified, and
we’re really looking forward to seeing
this historic event come to fruition.”
Team England Ladies are supported by Browns Angling, Linear
Fisheries and Euro Carp Tours who
have helped them with funding and
logistics to allow them to compete. n
Mark Lloyd to leave
Angling Trust & Fish
Legal this summer
after 10 years as Chief
Executive
The Angling Trust & Fish Legal are to recruit
a new Chief Executive following the appointment of Mark Lloyd as the new CEO of The
Rivers Trust. Mark will be leaving this summer to take up his new role leading the
umbrella charity for more than 60 member
river trusts, working to protect, promote and
enhance freshwater ecosystems.
Mark has headed up the Angling Trust &
Fish Legal for 10 years and oversaw the historic unification of angling organisations in
2009. Mark said: “I’d like to thank everyone
who has supported the Angling Trust & Fish
Legal over the past decade and I am confident that both organisations are well-placed
to continue growing to meet the challenges
for fish and fishing long into the future.” n
New ambassador
Will: Angling Trust is
leading the way to
protect angling
The Angling Trust is delighted to
announce that writer and explorer Will
Millard has joined our team of ambassadors. Will said: “Now, more than
ever, anglers need to unify across our
sport. Becoming a member of the
Angling Trust is giving direct backing
to an organisation of experts that are
leading the way in protecting and
fighting for all our best interests.” n
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