The host nation dominated the event, and lead after each of the five sessions to prove to be worthy winners of the World Championship title. Team England stayed with the pace throughout with both Phil Dixon and Andrew Scott fishing hard to get, and stay, in the top seven, and a strong performance from Scott in the later stages helped to move him up into the bronze medal position.
“To come so close to two of the world’s greatest teams, especially the Czechs in their own back yard, exemplifies the extraordinary effort that the squad went through in a gruelling eight days’ training and practice immediately before the championship,” said Paul Page, Team England Manager. “To come away with a team and individual bronze, two best overall performances on both a river and bank lake sector and to take the biggest fish in the competition speaks loudly of the talent that exists within English competitive fly fishing. “Our thanks go out to all those who enter our regional qualifiers, where a portion of their entry fee goes to support our International, European and World teams, along with our major fund raiser John Ball, without whose efforts individual participation would be very expensive."
Top 4 Team Results
1st Czech Republic 149 points
2nd France 166 points
3rd England 184 points
Top 4 Individual Results
1st Lubos Roza, Czech Republic 14 points
2nd Piotr Armatys, Poland 22 points
3rd Andrew Scott, England 22 points
The Team England Squad comprised: Paul Page (Captain / Manager), John Horsey, Howard Croston, Phil Dixon, Andrew Scott, John Tyzack and Michael Dixon (Reserve).