Venue: Llyn Brenig
Dates: 4th to 8th September (incl.)
Match date: Friday 7th September
Accommodation: Beaufort Park Hotel, Buckley
1. Scotland 79 fish 164 lbs 15.375 ozs
2. Wales 70 fish 144 lbs 8.125 ozs
3. England 65 fish 134 lbs 13.500 ozs
4. Ireland 51 fish 107 lbs 10.375 ozs
Best Basket: Grant Osler (Scotland) 11 fish 22 lbs 14.125 ozs
Heaviest Trout: Terry Llewelyn (Wales) 3 lbs 7.750 ozs
AT Team England FF were represented by: Paul Angell (manager), John Horsey (captain), Rob Allan, Ashley Davis, Tom Davis, Paul Golding, John Hardy, Paul Haskey, Malcom Hunt, Mike Lightfoot, Eddie Mitchell, Stephen Peart, Leigh Pond, Ben Race & Paul Runec.
Congratulations to Scotland on their victory.
Full Results: iffa2018autumn
AT Team England FF manager Paul Angell reports: 3 days of practice in differing weather conditions showed that there were fish widely spread throughout the reservoir and that many of the fish were concentrated in the upper layers of the water. English rods found that boobies fished on intermediate lines would be the first line of attack with dries also working well when the wind decreased and temperatures rose.
The start of the International saw boats scatter with numbers starting around the cages, others heading to the Coves and the Hafoty Shore and some drifting across the middle of the lake. It quickly became obvious that the fishing was not going to be easy and boats started moving to alternative areas to try to find feeding fish. This was to continue throughout the match, with some anglers building good scores whilst others struggled to boat fish.
By the 6pm finish, the 56 competitors had caught a total of 265 fish giving a rod average of 4.7
As England Manager, I consider that the team worked together extremely well under the excellent leadership of experienced captain John Horsey, to produce a great team spirit. Practice had gone well but match day found us an average of a fish a man behind the winning Scottish team.
The England Team would like to thank their clothing sponsors Craghoppers and Snowbee for their support, also Guide Fly Fishing, Fulling Mill, Snowbee and Costa Sunglasses for their continued support with tackle and other essential equipment.
AT Match Report: AT Brenig Report