var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-41362908-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'stats.g.doubleclick.net/dc.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
Home / Sporting Events / Fishing / Angling: Team success for Matrix Sensas Ted Carter at Szeged

Angling: Team success for Matrix Sensas Ted Carter at Szeged

Angling is a pastime that is well known as being one of the country’s biggest participation sports and as much as it’s thought of as being a relaxing pastime, whether as an individual or as a team player, the work behind the scenes can be quite staggering.

With this, team fishing has been seen as a huge part of many competitive anglers’ lives and it’s one that has seen much success on many levels for numerous successful match groups within Merseyside and across the north west.

As a keen regular on the match scene both locally and widely across the country, I’ve taken much pride over the years of having the pleasure of competing with some of our country’s best anglers on the circuit and reflecting back with fond memories of a programme of inclusion that I set up on behalf of Liverpool DAA more than 20 years ago.

It’s with great pride that since those early days, I have also on many occasions had the prospect of seeing someone progress to greater heights.

Having created an opportunity for youngsters to get involved and enjoy fishing together both within a social and match environment, this programme was a great success in its day and today it’s with pride to see one of our young stars of those early days progress even further, stepping up on the stage amongst the best in the world.

A young Kevin Lavelle

A young Kevin Lavelle

Since starting out fishing at the tender age of 11, Kirkby-born Kevin Lavelle (33 years old) has had a fruitful career stemming from winning all those early junior events here on the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

With a fantastic array of open circuit successes that went on to see him join the hugely successful Saints team and an emphatic display on winning the First Division National with the Ted Carter Preston squad, Kevin has now represented his country along with his Matrix Sensas Ted Carter Preston team-mates at the World Club Championships in Hungary.

After a 1,500-mile drive to the Szeged Olympic competition course where 28 teams of five anglers competed for the coveted world honours, a careful plan was hatched under the watchful guidance of Paul Hughes which saw Kevin intensely watched by other club managers throughout both the practice sessions and the two-day competition.

Honing everything the team had put together, a fantastic first day score of 12 penalty points saw the team taking day one’s honours with Kevin winning his section.

Day two saw another fantastic display by the team, scoring 21 points.

But it was France who broke all the records by taking an incredible six section win on the second day to score an overall 27-point winning total.

Another perfect section win for Kevin helped a 33-point total, with Team Matrix Sensas Ted Carter picking the silver medals and trophy up.

It’s been an incredible journey for Kevin, watched by his father Paul who has never left his side since those early days on our local cut where I for one saw a star in the making.

Check Also

Police called out to dispute near Brighouse between poachers and bailiffs

A heated dispute between poachers and bailiffs at Brookfoot Ponds near Brighouse led to police …