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History in the making! England to host first Ladies
World Carp Angling Championships
History will be made in 2020 as England has been chosen to host the
inaugural Ladies World Carp Angling
Women’s participation in angling is
on the increase and following the
success of a number of international
events spearheaded by Carp Team
England, FIPSed, the international
governing body of sport fishing, have
recognised the growth and importance of women’s competitive carp
fishing and have awarded it a place
on the international world championships calendar.
Following this exciting news, the
Angling Trust submitted a bid to host
the inaugural event which was
approved at the recent annual meeting of FIPS delegates.
Carp Team England Manager Rob
Hughes co-ordinated and headed up
both the bid to host the event and the
ratification process. He said: “This is a
significant step forward for women’s
competition and I’m over the moon
that FIPS have endorsed the proposals and that we have won the honour
of hosting the inaugural event.
“When you think that this discipline of the sport is only four years old
and it’s gone from not existing to
becoming fully ratified at world level
in such a short period of time, it is
truly something to be proud of.”
The women’s competitive movement started off in England in 2016
when the first female international
was held between England and
That evolved into a Tri-Nations
event and then an exhibition World
Cup competition hosted by France
last year. The elevation to World
Championship status on the FIPSed
calendar is a clear marker that
women’s competitive carp angling is
Bev Clifford, Manageress of the
ladies team added: “We’re really
pleased that FIPS have recognised
the importance of ladies carp angling
as an international sport. We are also
really looking forward to competing
and we will be doing our utmost to
win historic gold on home ground.”
The dates and venue will be
announced early in the new year and
it’s expected to be held in September.
Teams from as far afield as Russia,
America and South Africa have
already expressed an interest and discussions are being held with TV companies about broadcast options.
Apart from lure fishing, this is the first
coarse fishing World Championships
to have been held on English soil
since Bob Nudd won gold at Holme
Pierrepoint in 1994. n
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