15th FIPSed Disabled World Angling Championships, Bosnia and Herzegovina
THE England Disabled team had a series of bad draws which left them finishing their 2013 World Championship in 8th out of 9th place.
Fishing the upstream stretch of the river above the bridge expectations were high as the team caught well during practice, but the draw did them no favours at all.
Many of the European teams are experts at bolo and whip fishing and just like the Veterans, the Disabled team could not compete with them.
The river was also up 5 metres deep and very clear, with huge banks of lilies growing some 4 metres from the bank. The banks of the river and the many areas of snags and fallen trees made it very difficult conditions for the teams who took part.
The eventual winners the Czech Republic had all four anglers fishing from wheelchairs and recorded an outstanding result by claiming 1st, 2nd and 3rd place individual medals as well as team gold.
1st Czech Republic 21points
2nd Slovenia 26 points
3rd Italy 29 points
8th England 56 points
1st Martin Kovar (Czech Repulic) 3 points
2nd Jiri Havel (Czech Republic) 3 points
3rd Radim Kozlovsky (Czech Republic) 3 points
England squad placings
17th Mark Russell 11 points
20th Mick Cove 11 points
27th Mark Eves 16 points
30th Alan Chadbone 18 points
Mick Cove fishing his first International finished second in his section on day two.
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