Italy Pip England for World Boat Gold

by David Proudfoot

The 51st FIPS(M) World Boat Championships took place last weekend in Bundorran, Donegal, Ireland. After an official practice session the 70 anglers from 14 nations put to sea on nine quality angling boats for three days of competition. The anglers enjoyed some great sort at this top notch venue.

In a closely fought event the team from Italy pipped England by one point to lift the gold medal. Croatia finished in the bronze medal position.

It the individual rankings England’s Gary Galbraith took the top spot with fellow countryman Mark Smith in third. Sinisa Budisavijevic of Croatia split the English anglers to take the silver medal.

Well done to all the anglers who competed in an extremely tight competition where they worked hard to produce individual bags of over 200 fish for the three days in some cases.

team results

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