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
The AT Team England FF Bank Team was:
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:
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’.
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.