Exclusive World Champs reports from Match Fishing's on-the-bank correspondents.
England off to a good start in Italy as the world Champs main event kicks off in earnest.
As the action kicks off at the main event of the World Championships over in Italy, the England team looks to have made a great start.
Talking to our man on the bank, England co-manager Mark Downes has revealed that he sees Italy as the main threat on a venue that will test the very best in the world.
So far all of the five starters: Scotthorne, Ashby, Shipp, Conroy and Raison have all caught skimmers, with both Sean Ashby and Stuart Conroy having caught better fish.
Conroy has had a good draw fishing the end peg of his section and has already hook but lost a carp – hopefully he’ll have more opportunities to get a better stamp of fish in to the net before the end of play.
End pegs could prove to be vital on the event with big gaps between sections on the 3km stretch of canal being used to host the competition. However as already shown in practice the hotter the conditions the less inclined the fish are to feed, and with the thermometer reading 33degrees Celsius and rising at the start of day one things could be tough going.
Last modified on Saturday, 03 September 2011 10:45