Disabled International – Ireland 2011

a Scottish win – Wales in third position

Results from the Disabled International – Wales come in bronze position

Hopes were high for a gold win this year – especially as the 2011 team included so many of our most experienced disabled anglers – but it was not to be. The results showed a repeat of last year’s results with Team Scotland in Gold position with 13 fish, Team England in Silver position with 12 fish and Wales with 11 fish in Bronze position. Ireland, the host nation with 6 fish had to make do with the Wooden Spoon.

Dai Evans Tawe Club - Top Welsh Rod at the Disabled International on Lough Melvin, Ireland Wales’s Team Manager, Wynnora Thomas expressed the team’s hopes of bringing back the gold this year but it was not to be. The conditions during the two-day event were pretty atrocious with grave doubts as to whether the competition could go ahead on the second day. Team Coaches John Roberts and Harry Wyn Owen who have been coaches to the team for many, many years were very disappointed indeed with the final results as the top three teams were so close.

The 2011 team members were 
Arthur Charles, (Team Captain), Mitch Atherton, Son Owen, Don Griffiths, Lew Llewelyn, Alan Amber, Dai Evans, with Reserve:Edwyn Lewis,

Top Welsh Rod was Dai Evans, Tawe who netted three fish in all. Congratualtions to Dai – a competent angler who has won the trophy for top Welsh rod  on a previous occasion.

Thanks must go to the team’s industrious fly-tyer Jeff Walker Williams who was kept very busy as the team tried to solve the mystery of those elusive Lough Melvin trout.
A safe journey home to one and all



Julia Morgan