Daiwa Dorking take third in World Club Champs after two days of action in Portugal.
Daiwa Dorking has taken third place in the 2012 World Club Championship following two days of match action in Portugal.
Taking on 19 of the best angling clubs in the world, Dorking represented England as they battled it out on Portugal’s Raia river, joined by Wales’ Cwmbran Nobblers and Ireland’s Kingfisher.
Over the two-day event the river, in central Portugal, produced carp and barbel for the competitors, but it was the bleak fishing that would prove to be crucial.
The first day’s action saw Dorking lying in fourth place with a total of 32points from five sections, being beaten on the day only by the Italian, the French and San Marino teams.
Day Two and the boys put in a better performance to register 30points. It was enough to move up to third overall with a total of 62 points for a total weight of 41.616kg of fish.
Taking the top spot on what is the 32nd World Club Champs competition was Italy’s Pol. Oltrarno Colmic who managed just 33points with a total weight of 52.851. In second was France’s Borderaux Bruges Competition with 51points.
In the End Wales’ Cwmbran Nobblers finished 20th with 174points, just behind Ireland’s Kingfisher with 164.5points.