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World Champs 2014 In Pictures — Part Three

The con­clu­sion of this three-part World Championship spe­cial looks back at the drama and cel­eb­ra­tions from the final day. 

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Yet more unseasonal rain hampered this event as the water­course con­tinued to rise! Umbrellas were out in force in the morning, but it never dampened the spirits of the watching crowd. Home nation Croatia were lying joint second after Day One and stood a great chance of being crowned cham­pions on home soil. They had Serbia, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic to fend off if they were to achieve that feat…

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World Champs 2014 In Pictures — Part Two

Continuing our in-depth look at the 2014 World Championship, we move onto the action from Day One.

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Yet more heavy overnight rain meant Croatia’s Dubrava Canal had risen at least another 30cm overnight, so the anglers were sat fur­ther back up the slope, with the pro­spect of it rising even fur­ther during the day.

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An estim­ated 10,000 spec­tators turned out in force to watch this pres­ti­gious event. There would have been much more had the weather fore­cast been good! It shows just how pop­ular fishing is in Croatia and it was great to witness.

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World Champs 2014 In Pictures — Part One

Part One of our pic­ture gal­lery fol­lows Drennan Team England on the final day of prac­tice for the World Championship in Croatia. 

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The venue was the wild and fast-paced Dubrava Canal or ‘Track’ near Prelog, north Croatia. This is a man-made channel that serves an adja­cent hydro-electric power sta­tion. The flow can be con­trolled by the power plant but after sev­eral weeks of rain the venue was still rising and flowing extremely hard… and con­tinued to do so!

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