World Freshwater Angling Championships

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The World Freshwater Angling Championships is a freshwater angling competition. Participating countries fish in teams of six with titles awarded to the team with the highest aggregate weight and for the highest individual weight. Since its inception in 1954, the competition has been staged on rivers, canals and still waters. Currently (2013), the championships have not been held outside of Europe. In 1992, Dave Wesson an Australian became the only non-European to win the title.[1]

Championship tables[edit]

Year Venue Individual Champion kg/lbs Team Champions Points
1954 West Germany Düsseldorf, West Germany Italy Vigarani, Italy 2.467 kilograms (5.44 lb) England England 50
1955 England Reading, England France Maill, France 2.448 kilograms (5.40 lb) Luxembourg Luxembourg 69
1956 France Paris, France France Cerfontaine, France 1.541 kilograms (3.40 lb) France France 39
1957 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia Italy Mandell, Italy 8.780 kilograms (19.36 lb) Italy Italy 23
1958 Belgium Huy, Belgium Belgium Garroit, Belgium 8.780 kilograms (19.36 lb) Belgium Belgium 29
1959 Switzerland Neuchatel, Switzerland France Tesse, France 6.386 kilograms (14.08 lb) France France 71
1960 Poland Gdansk, Poland France Tesse, France 2.000 kilograms (4.409 lb) Belgium Belgium 36
1961 East Germany Merseburg, East Germany France Le Gouge, France 3.120 kilograms (6.88 lb) East Germany East Germany 44
1962 Italy Lac de Garde, Italy Italy Tedesco, Italy 3.615 kilograms (7.97 lb) Italy Italy 21
1963 Luxembourg Wormeldange, Luxembourg England Billy Lane, England 4.570 kilograms (10.08 lb) France France 57
1964 Italy Isola dei Pescatori, Italy France Fontanet, France 5.395 kilograms (11.89 lb) France France 6
1965 Romania Galati, Romania France Tesse, France 3.227 kilograms (7.11 lb) Romania Romania 22
1966 England Martham Ferry, England France Guiheneuf, France 5.742 kilograms (12.66 lb) France France 8
1967 Hungary Dunaújváros, Hungary Belgium Isenbaert, Belgium 9.880 kilograms (21.78 lb) Belgium Belgium 12
1968 Republic of Ireland Fermoy, Ireland West Germany Grebenstein, West Germany 3.218 kilograms (7.09 lb) France France 18
1969 West Germany Bad Oldesloe, West Germany England Robin Harris, England 4.462 kilograms (9.84 lb) Netherlands Netherlands 17
1970 Netherlands Berg, Netherlands Belgium Van Den Eynde, Belgium 4.084 kilograms (9.00 lb) Belgium Belgium 8
1971 Italy Peschiera del Garda, Italy Italy Bassi, Italy 3.913 kilograms (8.63 lb) Italy Italy 6
1972 Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia Netherlands Levels, Netherlands 9.310 kilograms (20.53 lb) France France 12
1973 France Chalon-sur-Saône, France France Michiels, France 3.681 kilograms (8.12 lb) Belgium Belgium 10
1974 Belgium Ghent, Belgium West Germany Richter, West Germany 5.016 kilograms (11.06 lb) France France 18
1975 Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland England Ian Heaps, England 10.234 kilograms (22.56 lb) France France 23
1976 Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria Bulgaria Bassi, Italy 8.296 kilograms (18.29 lb) Italy Italy 7
1977 Luxembourg Ehnen, Luxembourg Belgium Mainil, Belgium 3.941 kilograms (8.69 lb) Luxembourg Luxembourg 16
1978 Austria Vienna, Austria France Fougeat, France 1.561 kilograms (3.44 lb) France France 14
1979 Spain Saragossa, Spain France Heulard, France 2.155 kilograms (4.75 lb) France France 14
1980 West Germany Mannheim, West Germany West Germany Kremkus, West Germany 16.990 kilograms (37.46 lb) West Germany West Germany 7
1981 England Luddington, England England David Thomas, England 1.190 kilograms (2.62 lb) France France 25
1982 Northern Ireland Newry, Northern Ireland England Kevin Ashurst, England 0.820 kilograms (1.81 lb) Netherlands Netherlands 20
1983 Netherlands Amersfoort, Netherlands West Germany Kremkus, West Germany 0.820 kilograms (1.81 lb) Belgium Belgium 9
1984 Switzerland Yverdon, Switzerland Republic of Ireland Bobby Smithers, Ireland 0.820 kilograms (1.81 lb) Luxembourg Luxembourg 28
1985 Italy Florence, Italy England David Roper, England 6.405 kilograms (14.12 lb) England England 16
1986 France Strasbourg, France Netherlands Wever, Netherlands 3.940 kilograms (8.69 lb) Italy Italy 27
1987 Portugal Coimbra, Portugal Wales Clive Branson, Wales 2.500 kilograms (5.51 lb) England England 9
1988 Belgium Damme, Belgium France Fougeat, France 7.060 kilograms (15.56 lb) England England 50
1989 Bulgaria Plovdiv, Bulgaria England Tom Pickering, England 15.450 kilograms (34.06 lb) Wales Wales 48
1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Maribor, Yugoslavia England Bob Nudd, England 2.665 kilograms (5.88 lb) France France 6
1991 Hungary Szeged, Hungary England Bob Nudd, England 12.215 kilograms (26.93 lb) England England 44
1992 Northern Ireland Enniskillen, Northern Ireland Australia Dave Wesson, Australia 0.820 kilograms (1.81 lb) Italy Italy 94
1993 Portugal Coruche, Portugal Portugal Barros, Portugal 6.945 kilograms (15.31 lb) Italy Italy 49
1994 England Nottingham, England England Bob Nudd, England 8.500 kilograms (18.74 lb) England England 92
1995 FinlandLappeenranta, Finland France Jean, France 6.405 kilograms (14.12 lb) France France 23
1996 Italy Peschiera del Garda, Italy England Alan Scotthorne, England 3.940 kilograms (8.69 lb) Italy Italy 36
1997 Hungary Velence, Hungary England Alan Scotthorne, England 19.711 kilograms (43.46 lb) Italy Italy 56.5
1998 Croatia Zagreb, Croatia England Alan Scotthorne, England 9.726 kilograms (21.44 lb) England England 61
1999 Spain Toledo, Spain England Bob Nudd, England 54.110 kilograms (119.29 lb) Spain Spain 34
2000 Italy Firenze, Italy Italy Falsini, Italy  ? Italy Italy 37
2001 France Paris, France Italy Ballabeni, Italy  ? England England 68
2002 Portugal Coimbra, Portugal Spain Blasco, Spain  ? Spain Spain 52.5
2003 Slovakia Madunice, Slovakia England Alan Scotthorne, England  ? Hungary Hungary 55
2004 Belgium Willebroek, Belgium Hungary Walter, Hungary  ? France France 70
2005 Finland ?, Finland Belgium Guido Nullens, Belgium  ? England England 64
2006 Portugal Rio Mondego, Portugal Hungary Tamas Walter, Hungary 10.105 kilograms (22.28 lb) England England 61
2007 Hungary Lake Velence, Hungary England Alan Scotthorne, England  ? Italy Italy 57
2008 Italy Spinadesco Canal, Italy England Will Raison, England  ? England England 74
2009 Netherlands Lage Vaart Canal, Netherlands Russia Igor Potapov, Russia  ? Slovakia Slovakia 39
2010 Spain Ciudad Real, Spain Luxembourg Meis Frank, Luxembourg  ? England England 40
2011 Italy Ostellato Ferrara, Italy Italy Andrea Fini, Italy  ? Italy Italy 21
2012 Czech Republic River Morava, Czech Republic England Sean Ashby, England  ? Poland Poland 30
2013 Poland Zarenski Canal, Warsaw, Poland France Didier Delannoy, France  ? England England 22[2]
2014 Croatia Dubrava Canal, Croatia Serbia Goran Radovic, Serbia  ? Netherlands Netherlands 38[3]

Championship records[edit]

Team competition Individual competition Highest individual weight
France France 15
1954, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1990, 1995, 2004
England Alan Scotthorne 5
1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2007
England Bob Nudd
1999, 54.110 kilograms (119.29 lb)

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Freshwater Angling Championships tables Retrieved 30 October, 2013
  2. ^ World Angling Championships 2013 Retrieved 30 October, 2013
  3. ^ World Angling Championships 2014 Retrieved 16 September 2014

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