The women’s carp-fishing scene will break new ground this week as England, Wales and the Netherlands compete in the first all-female Tri-Nations event on Wraysbury 1 South Lake.
The 72-hour match will take place between Thursday 22nd and Sunday 25th June under strict international rules, with four pairs of anglers representing each nation across four sections. Points will be awarded in each section and the team that finishes on the lowest number of points crowned the winner.
Carp Team England manager Rob Hughes said: “We’re proud to be hosting the inaugural women’s Tri-Nations international in England and expect a good performance. The venue is in great form and there should be a decent number of fish caught. From a team point of view, our training and practice sessions have gone very well and the squad is also on form.
“The recent Anglo-Welsh international was a close-run thing and Wales have got a point to prove. In addition, we know the new Dutch team is strong and this venue is likely to suit their style, so it will be a tough event, that’s for sure.”
England will go into the match as favourites, having recently retained their Anglo-Welsh Carp Cup title against Wales at White Springs. Taking part for England are as follows: Bev Clifford (Captain) and Kellie Margerrison; Tania Williams and Sam Hoskins; Ellen Beedham and Lyn Worster; and Debbie and Elaine Taylor. The reserves are manager Miranda Brown and Theresa Biggs.