Wales win Silver on River Agivey 2011

Kieron Jenkins is crowned Champion

 Wales win Silver on the Agivey & Kieron Jenkins is crowned Champion

Warmest congratulations to the Welsh Team on winning Silver at the River International Championship on the river Agivey in Ireland today in what was a humdinger of a match. We must also commiserate with them as they were a mere one point behind the Gold winning Irish team.

Fishing conditions were very good – and the competition as always was keen. Although Wales had more fish there was a fractionally small difference in their overall length – and Wales lost out on the Gold by one small (but vitally important) point.

Congratulations to Ireland, who have a wonderful band of river-fishers, on taking the Gold Medal. England were third and Scotland fourth.

BUT the Champion of Champions came from Wales – KIERON JENKINS – the youngest competitor in the competition who worked wonders and scored a perfect 1 in every session – thereby scoring the magical 4 points and coming top in a fiercely fought competition.

Not only that but Kieron also caught the biggest fish – so he will be bringing two trophies home to Wales on his first appearance in the Senior River Team


CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO SEAN JONES who celebrated his 21st Birthday while fishing his first River International on the Agiviey – and also on coming third in the individual stakes. Both Sean and Kieron have fished for the Welsh youth and seeing their success now is a credit to both for their perseverance and committment to the sport. It was predicted long, long ago that the two would go a long way. Both have also represented Wales in the Loch-style Chamionships – and have represented Wales on the World/European Fly-fishing arena.
Team manager, Edgar Geore said he was very pleased with the way the team had fished – but he and the lads were bitterly disappointed in ‘coming so close and yet so far’. However there were jubilations and celebrations that young Kieron Jenkins had weaved his magic and come up trumps with Sean Jones close on his heels in third place.