European Shore Championship
The Headquarters, The Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon, was excellent with good food, helpful staff and a well stocked bar. Registration and drawing for zones went on late into the night.
Day 1; Fishing from Abersech beach 16:00-21:00. Fishing was scratchy with. strap Congers, Flounders, L.S.D and Whiting making up limited catches with 16 anglers blanking on the night.
Day 2; Fishing from Pwllheli Town beach 16:00-21:00. Scratchy fishing again ensued due in part to clear skies and below zero temperatures. Bags consisted of Dabs, Flounders, L.S.D and Whiting with 12 anglers blanking.
Day 3; Fishing from Pwllheli Town beach during daylight 11:00-16:00. The weather and fishing conditions were atrocious from the outset with Eel grass and assorted flotsam making fishing nearly impossible coupled with driving rain and strong Northerly winds direct into your face throughout the match. Species recorded were: Bass, Flounder, L.S.D, Pollack and Whiting. A total of 34 anglers blanked on this occasion.
The 2007 European Shore Champion was Frank de Koop of Section Netherlands and the winning Section team the Netherlands.
11 Anglers from the English Section competed; final placings obtained were:
7th Eddie Painter 38 points
19th John Campbell 33 points
35th Brian Flack 23 points
38th Dave Lovelock 21 points
41st Paull Curtice 20 points
49th Reg Clough 16 points
51st Colin Sargeant 15 points
59th Janet Sargeant 10 points
62nd Richard Cleal 9 points
68th Peter Campbell 5 points
71st Brian Booker 3 points
England A & B finished 7 th and 8 th respectively from the 10 National Section teams competing.
Janet Sargeant gained the Silver medal in the Ladies category and John Campbell was paired with Hans Glaeser of Germany in the Open Pairs to be awarded the Bronze medal.