Bev Clifford takes over the reins for Carp Team England


Now the Ladies Team are back from the World Cup in France and the dust has settled, there are a few announcements to be made. The first one is that the team is welcoming a new captain and new assistant manager. Bev Clifford is stepping up to work alongside Rob Hughes in managing the team going forward. Previous manager Miranda Brown is stepping down so she can get back on the rods. Taking over from Bev as Captain, is Ellen Beedham. The two ladies are looking forward to pushing the team forward and to continue performing well on what is now a world stage in women’s competition carp fishing.

The other news from the Ladies Carp Team is that they are holding open trials at the end of July. Please see the official press release below for full details:

Have you got what it takes?

Carp Team England Ladies are the most highly decorated ladies team in the world, with numerous gold, silver and bronze medals at international level. We’re looking at expanding our squad and opening our doors to any ladies out there, over the age of 18, to come and join us for trials.

As you will appreciate, representing your country at the highest level needs skill, determination and a very high standard of angling. A photo album of fish is not what we are after. A good mind-set and an ability to learn and fit in with a highly motivated and successful team are far more appropriate.

The minimum requirement is consistent, accurate casting with either a baited rig, or Spomb at 100 yards (25 wraps). We will also look at the use of a throwing stick at the same distance.There will be a stage 1 assessment on the evening of 23rd of July at Drayton Reservoir NN11 8YY between 5pm-9pm. If you’re interested and can make it, we’d love to see you. If you’re interested but can’t make it, please let us know.

The trials will be open to anyone interested in getting involved with Carp Team England Ladies and candidates meeting the required standard will commence training with the squad in preparation for squad selection for 2020 events. As well as wearing the three lions, there are tackle incentives and opportunities, so now’s the time to get practising and show us what you can do.

Please email if you wish to attend or if you have any questions.

Mick Clifford