World Freshwater Angling Championships

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 (2017), the championships have not been held outside Europe. In 1992, Dave Wesson, an Australian, became the only non-European to win the title.[1] For a video history of this major angling event, see External links at the bottom of this page.

Championship results

YearVenueIndividual Championkg/lbsTeam ChampionsPoints
1954 Düsseldorf, West Germany Vigarani, Italy2.467 kilograms (5.44 lb) England50
1955 Reading, England Maill, France2.448 kilograms (5.40 lb) Luxembourg69
1956 Paris, France Cerfontaine, France1.541 kilograms (3.40 lb) France39
1957 Belgrade, Yugoslavia Mandell, Italy8.780 kilograms (19.36 lb) Italy23
1958 Huy, Belgium Garroit, Belgium8.780 kilograms (19.36 lb) Belgium29
1959 Neuchatel, Switzerland Tesse, France6.386 kilograms (14.08 lb) France71
1960 Gdańsk, Poland Tesse, France2.000 kilograms (4.409 lb) Belgium36
1961 Merseburg, East Germany Le Gouge, France3.120 kilograms (6.88 lb) East Germany44
1962 Lac de Garde, Italy Tedesco, Italy3.615 kilograms (7.97 lb) Italy21
1963 Wormeldange, Luxembourg Billy Lane, England4.570 kilograms (10.08 lb) France57
1964 Isola dei Pescatori, Italy Fontanet, France5.395 kilograms (11.89 lb) France6
1965 Galati, Romania Tesse, France3.227 kilograms (7.11 lb) Romania22
1966 Martham Ferry, England Guiheneuf, France5.742 kilograms (12.66 lb) France8
1967 Dunaújváros, Hungary Isenbaert, Belgium9.880 kilograms (21.78 lb) Belgium12
1968 Fermoy, Ireland Grebenstein, West Germany3.218 kilograms (7.09 lb) France18
1969 Bad Oldesloe, West Germany Robin Harris, England4.462 kilograms (9.84 lb) Netherlands17
1970 Berg, Netherlands Van Den Eynde, Belgium4.084 kilograms (9.00 lb) Belgium8
1971 Peschiera del Garda, Italy Bassi, Italy3.913 kilograms (8.63 lb) Italy6
1972 Prague, Czechoslovakia Levels, Netherlands9.310 kilograms (20.53 lb) France12
1973 Chalon-sur-Saône, France Michiels, France3.681 kilograms (8.12 lb) Belgium10
1974 Ghent, Belgium Richter, West Germany5.016 kilograms (11.06 lb) France18
1975 Bydgoszcz, Poland Ian Heaps, England10.234 kilograms (22.56 lb) France23
1976 Varna, Bulgaria Bassi, Italy8.296 kilograms (18.29 lb) Italy7
1977 Ehnen, Luxembourg Mainil, Belgium3.941 kilograms (8.69 lb) Luxembourg16
1978 Vienna, Austria Fougeat, France1.561 kilograms (3.44 lb) France14
1979 Saragossa, Spain Heulard, France2.155 kilograms (4.75 lb) France14
1980 Mannheim, West Germany Kremkus, West Germany16.990 kilograms (37.46 lb) West Germany7
1981 Luddington, England David Thomas, England1.190 kilograms (2.62 lb) France25
1982 Newry, Northern Ireland Kevin Ashurst, England0.820 kilograms (1.81 lb) Netherlands20
1983 Amersfoort, Netherlands Kremkus, West Germany0.820 kilograms (1.81 lb) Belgium9
1984 Yverdon, Switzerland Bobby Smithers, Ireland0.820 kilograms (1.81 lb) Luxembourg28
1985 Florence, Italy David Roper, England6.405 kilograms (14.12 lb) England16
1986 Strasbourg, France Wever, Netherlands3.940 kilograms (8.69 lb) Italy27
1987 Coimbra, Portugal Clive Branson, Wales2.500 kilograms (5.51 lb) England9
1988 Damme, Belgium Fougeat, France7.060 kilograms (15.56 lb) England50
1989 Plovdiv, Bulgaria Tom Pickering, England15.450 kilograms (34.06 lb) Wales48
1990 Maribor, Yugoslavia Bob Nudd, England2.665 kilograms (5.88 lb) France6
1991 Szeged, Hungary Bob Nudd, England12.215 kilograms (26.93 lb) England44
1992 Enniskillen, Northern Ireland Dave Wesson, Australia8.820 kilograms (19.44 lb) Italy94
1993 Coruche, Portugal Barros, Portugal6.945 kilograms (15.31 lb) Italy49
1994 Nottingham, England Bob Nudd, England8.500 kilograms (18.74 lb) England92
1995Lappeenranta, Finland Jean, France6.405 kilograms (14.12 lb) France23
1996 Peschiera del Garda, Italy Alan Scotthorne, England3.940 kilograms (8.69 lb) Italy36
1997 Velence, Hungary Alan Scotthorne, England19.711 kilograms (43.46 lb) Italy56.5
1998 Zagreb, Croatia Alan Scotthorne, England9.726 kilograms (21.44 lb) England61
1999 Toledo, Spain Bob Nudd, England54.110 kilograms (119.29 lb) Spain34
2000 Firenze, Italy Falsini, Italy? Italy37
2001 Paris, France Ballabeni, Italy? England68
2002 Coimbra, Portugal Blasco, Spain? Spain52.5
2003 Madunice, Slovakia Alan Scotthorne, England? Hungary55
2004 Willebroek, Belgium Walter, Hungary? France70
2005 ?, Finland Guido Nullens, Belgium? England64
2006 Rio Mondego, Portugal Tamas Walter, Hungary10.105 kilograms (22.28 lb) England61
2007 Lake Velence, Hungary Alan Scotthorne, England10.170kg [2] Italy57 [2]
2008 Spinadesco Canal, Italy Will Raison, England? England74
2009 Lage Vaart Canal, Netherlands Igor Potapov, Russia? Slovakia39
2010 Ciudad Real, Spain Meis Frank, Luxembourg? England40
2011 Ostellato Ferrara, Italy Andrea Fini, Italy? Italy21
2012 River Morava, Czech Republic Sean Ashby, England11.438 kg [3] Poland32 [3]
2013 Żerański Canal, Warsaw, Poland Didier Delannoy, France? England22 [4]
2014 Dubrava Canal, Croatia Goran Radovic, Serbia? Netherlands38 [5]
2015 Sava River, Slovenia Yuri Siptov, Russia36.939 kg Italy37 [1]
2016 Rowing Course, Plovdiv, Bulgaria Jernej Ambrozic, Slovenia[6]- Hungary34 [7][8]
2017 Ronquières, Belgium Luc Thijs, Belgium[9]17 kg [10] Belgium18 [11]

Championship records

Team competition Roll of Honour : France 15, England 13, Italy 13, Belgium 7, Netherlands 3, Luxemburg 3, Spain 2, Hungary 2, Wales 1, East Germany 1, West Germany 1, Poland 1, Romania 1, Slovakia 1
Individual multiple Champions : Alan Scotthorne 5, Bob Nudd 4, Tesse 3, Fougeat 2, Kremkus 2, Bassi 2, Tamas Walter 2


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