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intropic1971intropic1971Deja Vu perhaps?
Steve Martin found himself during the first day of competition in the far-away section A, which all practice week had shown to be the best place to draw. It did not disappoint and he reports on some hectic action from this area of River Guadiana. He even recalled similarities with another World Championship he attended, almost 10 years earlier... READ MORE
Practice makes 'Perfect'
Steve Martin takes a look back on the final few days of practice on Spain's River Guadiana in Merida, where it had been proving a challenge for the 32 teams entered in this year's World Championships... READ MORE
Who did, or didn't, get it RIGHT - Part Two
From what I have also been able to understand, there were signs pointing to some of the big favourites making catastrophic errors of judgement, some forced, others unforced. Easily done if you review past internationals. Even England are sometimes not immune from the 'Ignominy of Error'… READ MORE

altaltEngland's 'Golden' Hero!
They are a select 'Band of Brothers' who have, at one time or another, won a gold medal at a world event. There are the individuals and then those who win one courtesy of a team effort. One man who knows a bit about the team side is England's Steve Gardener. He's got ten of them, more than any other angler in history... READ MORE

When you're hot... you're HOT!
And we don't mean the weather, although with 40° plus temperatures and little shade in some of the sections, you could be forgiven for thinking that. In reality, it was more to do with England's performance on a tricky venue in Spain... READ MORE
Who did, or didn't, get it RIGHT – Part One
This wasn't as clear cut a Championship as first thought. For a start there were number of teams with all the right credentials to reach a top ten place. Some did make it, some didn't. It's pretty obvious who they were, but what about the teams who weren't obvious candidates yet still they made it. Part One deals with some of the teams who did make the grade, Part Two will deal with some who didn't… READ MORE
Worth it's Weight in Gold?
Could this have been the most defining moment in England's quest for team gold? Sean Ashby hooked and landed a carp minutes before the final all-out signal sounded, and possible felt the most relieved (more than likely!) Englishman in Spain... READ MORE
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