2015 Bank Home International, Woodford, N.Ireland

Scotland win a close contest

  1. Scotland – 14 fish – 133 place pts – 15140 fish pts
  2. England – 13 fish – 152 place pts – 13180 fish pts
  3. Ireland – 12 fish – 163 place pts – 11760 fish pts
  4. Wales – 5 fish – 235 place pts – 5060 fish pts 

Top Individual: James Stephenson (England) 4 fish – 5 place pts – 4400 fish pts

The 2015 Bank Home International was fished at Woodford Fly Fishery, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland between Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales on Wednesday 14th October.

This event was hosted by the Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland (TAFI), with support from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL), Stena Line, and the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Programme

Sunday 11th October – Arrival and Registration of Teams at The Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

Monday 12th October –  Official Morning & Afternoon Practice Sessions

Tuesday 13th October – Official Morning Practice Session

Wednesday 14th October – Morning Session (3 hours) + Afternoon Session (3 hours), followed by International Dinner & Presentations

Match Booklet 20150928 2015_Bank_International_Final

L-R: (Back row) Paul Page (official), Alan Jenkins (manager), Phil Dixon, James Stephenson, Simon Robinson - Front Row: Ed Foster, Craig Barr, Conor Metcalfe, Richard slater

L-R: (Back row) Paul Page (official), Alan Jenkins (manager), Phil Dixon, James Stephenson, Simon Robinson – Front Row: Ed Foster, Craig Barr, Conor Metcalfe, Richard slater

AT Team England FF was represented by Simon Robinson (Captain), Craig Barr, Phil Dixon, Conor Metcalf, James Stephenson, Richard Slater, Ed Foster (Reserve) & Alan Jenkins (Manager).

Manager Alan Jenkins reports: England got off to a fast start in the afternoon, with eventual individual winner James Stevenson, into 2 fish quickly. It was going to be tight with every fish so valuable. However Ireland had a better afternoon but the morning lead was enough to see Scotland home. The results were announced after what seemed a long wait and then it was official, Scotland first with 14 fish, England 13 fish, Ireland 12 fish and Wales 5 fish. John Brown had longest fish at 57.1 cms, top individual was James Stephenson followed by Alan Hill and Phil Dixon England. Fewer blanks and a superb size of fish helped Scotland achieve its 3rd Gold medal in 6 years at these Championships. Team plan of sticking to flies in the team box ensured all team members contributed to result. Next year we go back to Garnffrwd Fishery in South Wales. 

Team England would like to thank our sponser John Grantz www. Grantz .co.uk for providing the team clothing.

Full Match Report by Alan Jenkins: Angling Trust Report template for Competitions

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