The conclusion of this three-part World Championship special looks back at the drama and celebrations from the final day.
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…
Continuing our in-depth look at the 2014 World Championship, we move onto the action from Day One.
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.
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.
Part One of our picture gallery follows Drennan Team England on the final day of practice for the World Championship in Croatia.
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!