The Angling Trust has announced that experienced international angler John Horsey has been appointed as the manager of next year’s England World Team. John will join Team England Fly Fishing Committee with immediate effect and take up the role of manager following the 2018 FIPS-Mouche World Championships in September 2018.
John’s experience of international fishing is second to none having represented England in FIPS-Mouche World and European Championships on no less than 23 occasions. John has also represented England on 18 occasions in IFFA Loch Style Internationals and 2 IFFA River internationals. His domestic successes include winning both the Loch Style and Rivers National Championships.
John will bring a vast amount of experience and expertise to the role and his first task as manager will be to prepare the team to compete in the FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship in Tasmania in November 2019.
John Horsey said “Competition fly fishing has been a huge part of my life for the last 30 years. Representing Team England has always been my ambition and I have been fortunate to have done this many times. I feel that the time has now come to change roles at World Level from competitor to manager and I am really looking forward to this new challenge. Tasmania could not be a better place to start, as I have fished the waters and run fishing clinics there many times. Thanks to the new Elite Performance Programme, we have what I believe is the right group of anglers to have a serious chance of bringing home a medal.”
Current World Team Manager Paul Page will take the helm of Team England’s European team for 2019 and will lead the team as they head to Montenegro in July to compete in the FIPS-Mouche European Championships.
Paul Page said; “The Fips-Mouche Competition Calendar is changing over the next few years and I’m pleased that we have been able to strengthen our Management Team to respond to the new challenges ahead. John has been in many of the England Teams that I have managed over the years and brings the right skills and experience to help us concentrate on our future team building and success.”