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World Freshwater Championship Tables

Here are all the World Freshwater Championship winners since 1954.

The late 1980's were successful years for Wales, winning a gold, a silver a bronze twice in the individual competitions and the team gold once. Below is a picture of me with the English champ Bob Nudd, who was crowned World no less than 4 times in the 1990's.

Gold winning Brit's are Lane in 1963, Harris in 1969, Ian Heaps in 1975, David Thomas in 1981, Kevin Ashurst in 1982 (he had three silvers over the following years, losing to other Brit's Bob Nudd and myself), David Roper in 1985, myself in 1987 (after the silver in 1986), Tom Pickering in 1989, Bob Nudd who dominated in the early 1990's, and in recent years #Alan Scotthorne, who won the title in 1996,97,98 and 2003, equalling the record of four championships that Bob Nudd achieved the year after Scotthorne won those three in a row! All are English apart from myself.

Coming close with Silver are Stephan (for Scotland in 1984), Marks, Gardner and Raison (for England in 1976, 1988 and 2000 respectively). Only myself and Keven Ashurst of the British champions also won silver, none of us so far has won bronze.

Bronze winners include Burch and Sherwood (for England in 1965 and 1968 respectively), Davis (for Wales in 1985), White (for England in 1987) and Bainton (for Wales in 1989, helping us win the Team Championship).

The greatest foreign champion is the Frenchman Tesse who between 1956 and 1965 won 3 golds, 2 silvers and a bronze and is still ahead in overall wins.

It is now reconised that #Alan Scotthorn (England) is now the most successful Angler of all time with 5 Gold individual medals under his belt.

Team competition Roll of Honour : France France 16, England England 13, Italy Italy 13, Belgium Belgium 7, Netherlands Netherlands 3, Luxembourg Luxemburg 3, Germany Germany 3, Spain Spain 2, Hungary Hungary 2, Wales Wales 1, Poland Poland 1, Romania Romania 1, Slovakia Slovakia 1
Individual multiple Champions : England Alan Scotthorne 5, England Bob Nudd 4, France Tesse 3, France Fougeat 2, West Germany Kremkus 2, Italy Bassi 2, Hungary Tamas Walter 2


Myself with Bub Nudd


YEAR COUNTRY - VENUE TOP 3
Individual Champions
kg / Pts TOP 3
Team Champions
Points
1954 DUSSELDORF
West Germany
VIGARANI (Italy)
FUGAZZA (Italy)
ANDEF (West Germany)
2,467
1,690
1,060
ENGLAND
BELGIUM
ITALY
50
70
71
1955 READING
England

MAILLY (France)
DUFEYS (Belgium)
DUCRET (France)
2,448
2,429
1,919
LUXEMBOURG
BELGIUM
FRANCE
69
71
74
1956 PARIS
France
CERFONTAINE (Belgium)
DUBUC (France)
TESSE (France)
1,541
1,469
1,410
FRANCE
BELGIUM
LUXEMBOURG
39
64
71
1957 BELGRADE
Yugoslavia
MANDELL (Italy)
DE ANGELLI (Italy)
FUGAZZA (Italy)
8,780
7,860
7,655
ITALY
LUXEMBOURG
FRANC
23
52
54
1958 HUY
Belgium
GARROIT (Belgium)
CERFONTAINE (Belgium)
NEGRIGNAT (France)
8,780
7,860
7,655
BELGIUM
FRANCE
LUXEMBOURG
29
32
86
1959 NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
TESSE (France)
DE ANGELI (Italy)
KNAPEN (Netherlands)
6,386
6,340
6,195
FRANCE
ITALY
SWITZERLAND
71
103
104
1960 GDANSK
Poland
TESSE (France)
CERFONTAINE (Belgium)
SWINNEN (Belgium)
2,000
1,905
1,855
BELGIUM
FRANCE
WEST GERMANY
36
61
87
1961 MERSEBURG
East Germany
LEGOUGE (France)
SCHMIDT (East Germany)
TESSE (France)
3,120
1,830
1,720
EAST GERMANY
BELGIUM
ENGLAND
44
66
70
1962 LAC DE GARDE
Italy
TEDESCO (Italy)
FONTANET (France)
VANELLI (Italy)
3,615
3,093
2,865
ITALY
FRANCE
BELGIUM
21
27
95
1963 WORMEL-DANGE
Luxemburg
LANE (England)
TESSE (France)
VANELLI (Italy)
4,570
3,230
3,105
FRANCE
ITALY
ENGLAND
57
77
80
1964 ISOLA PESCORALI
Italy
FONTANET (France)
DESPRES (France)
TESSE (France)
5,395
4,720
3,935
FRANCE
ITALY
AUSTRIA
6
9
20
1965 GALATI
Rumania
TESSE (France)
CEPPI (Italy)
BURCH (England
3,227
2,001
1,998
RUMANIA
POLAND
FRANCE
22
27
32
1966 MARTHAM FERRY
England
GUIHENEUF (France)
BAUDOT (Belgium)
ROELANDT (Belgium)
5,742
3,868
3,744
FRANCE
BELGIUM
ITALY
8
15
24
1967 DUNAJVAROS
Hungary
ISENBAERT (Belgium)
HANAT (West Germany)
DETRY (Belgium)
9,880
9,400
9,160
BELGIUM
FRANCE
ENGLAND
12
17
25
1968 FERMOY
Ireland
GREBENSTEIN (West Germany)
PANA (Rumania)
SHERWOOD (England)
3,218
2,393
1,689
FRANCE
WEST GERMANY
RUMANIA
18
24
25
1969 BAD OLDESLOE
West Germany
HARRIS (England)
LEYRER (Austria)
VERMEULEN (Belgium)
4,462
2,633
2,555
NETHERLANDS
BELGIUM
FRANCE
17
19
21
1970 BERG
Netherlands
VAN DEN EYNDE (Belgium)
MICHIELS (Belgium)
PAQUET (Belgium)
4,084
3,330
2,967
BELGIUM
NETHERLANDS
FRANCE
8
14
16
1971 PESCHIERA
D GARDA Italy
BASSI (Italy)
ALFIERI (Italy)
ZIMMER (West Germany)
3,913
2,744
2,492
ITALY
BELGIUM
FRANCE
6
21
25
1972 PRAGUE
Czechoslovakia
LEVELS (Netherlands)
THOMMA (Luxembourg)
TESSE J. (France)
9,310
7,599
7,290
FRANCE
ENGLAND
ITALIA
12
24
25
1973 CHALON
S/ SAONE France
MICHIELS (Belgium)
VAN DEN EYNDE (Belgium)
HEBERT (France)
3,681
3,381
3,321
BELGIUM
FRANCE
ENGLAND
10
16
26
1974 GENT
Belgium
RICHTER (West Germany)
MENDEZ GOMEZ (Spain)
FOUGEAT (France)
5,016
4,310
3,794
FRANCE
ITALY
NETHERLANDS
18
18
23
1975 BYDGOSCZ
Poland
HEAPS (England)
TESSE J. (France)
DE BIAGI (San Marino)
10,234
6,717
4,956
FRANCE
ENGLAND
BELGIUM
23
26
26
1976 VARNA
Bulgaria
BASSI (Italy)
MARKS (England)
PASINETTI (Italy)
8,296
7,959
7,723
ITALY
BULGARIA
AUSTRIA
7
20
27
1977 EHNEN
Luxembourg
MAINIL (Belgium)
POTH (Luxembourg)
QUINET (Belgium)
3,941
3,153
3,128
LUXEMBOURG
BELGIUM
FRANCE
16
18
19
1978 VIENNA
Austria
FOUGEAT (France)
TRABUCCO (Italy)
BIRNBAUM (Luxembourg)
1,561
1,496
1,487
FRANCE
ITALY
CZECHOSLOVAKIA
14
19
24
1979 SARAGOSSE
Spain
HEULARD (France)
EIKHOUT (Netherlands)
DUROZIER (France)