2014 Bank International

Ireland won the recent 2014 Bank International fished on Ross and Dunnydeer Lakes at Chatton Trout Fishery, Alnwick, Northumberland, just nine placing points ahead of England. A good start by Ireland in the morning session was followed by England narrowing the gap in the afternoon. Top individual and captor of the largest fish at 63cms was AT Team England FF’s Ryan Matthews.

1. Ireland                111 placing pts    36 fish   58.0 longest fish   37340 fish pts

2. England             120 placing pts    39 fish   63.0 longest fish   39740 fish pts

3. Wales                 176 placing pts    23 fish   56.4 longest fish   23540 fish pts

4. Scotland            193 placing pts    22 fish   59.0 longest fish   22500 fish pts

Full Results: 2014 Bank International Results IMG_1966a

The AT Team England FF Bank Team was: Proper Grantz Logo

Chris Micallef (Captain); Rob Frame; Ryan Matthews, Bernie Maher; Mark Harrison; Steve Cochrane; and Alan Jenkins (Manager).

The team was supported by Team Clothing sponsor John Grant of Grantz Custom Fishing Clothing http://www.Grantz.co.uk

AT TEFF Manager Alan Jenkins reports:

Ireland held off a strong challenge from England to claim victory in the 5th Bank International. Ireland secured Team Gold. Top Individual and Longest fish, was Ryan Mathews from England. IMG_1982b

Teams had been practising since the weekend at the superb Chatton fishery. Using Dunnydeer and Ross Lakes the fishing was very consistent and challenging. 120 fish were caught in total on competition day, rod average 5 fish per rod.  Weather had been blustery during practice and the fishing challenging, until competition day and the wind dropped, temperatures rose and the teams targeted rising fish. After the morning session Ireland had a narrow lead over England with Scotland and Wales a little distance behind.  A consistent team effort saw Ireland maintain their lead to secure the ‘Founding Nations Cup’. IMG_1985b

Team Ireland Campbell Baird (Captain) Brian Kerr, Harry McAteer, Joe Quinn, Conor Cunningham, Hubert Smith and Manager Darren Wallace. Individual Winner Ryan Matthews England – 10 fish  – 5 Place Points  – 10,640 Fish Points Longest Fish: Ryan Matthews England with a fish of 63cms

Chatton fishery proved to be excellent hosts with superb facilities complimenting the close competition, and my sincere thanks to Roger and his wife Ali. 


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