The Angling Trust has announced that experienced international angler Paul Davison has been appointed as the manager of England’s Five Nations team and will take up the role with immediate effect Paul has represented England on 12 occasions, once in FIPS Mouche World Championships, twice in FIPS Mouche European Championships, twice in the Commonwealth, twice in IFFA Rivers and on five occasions in IFFA Loch Style intemationals. He will bring a vast amount of expertise to the role and his first task as manager will be to prepare the team to compete in the Five Nations, a competition that Engand will host in June.

Paul said: “I’ve been a serious competition anger for the past 35 years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it I’ve represented my country at most levels and I’m very proud of my achievements with Team England. “l feel the time is right for me to put something back into a sport that has given me so much joy. I can’t wait to get started and I’m looking forward to helping the team and individuals achieve their goals.”

In addition, the AnglingTrust has announced the appointment of Jeremy Lucas as the manaær of Team England Fly Fishing River’s team. Jeremy will start with immediate effect and replace the vastly experienced Mike Tinnion. Jeremy has a wealth of eyperience at the highest level and has represented England on no fewerthan 17 occasions, 11 of which have been in IFFA Intemationals and on six occasions in FIPS Mouche World and European Championships.

Jeremy said: “l am so excited by the challenge that lies ahead. Managing England is what I have wanted since I retired from international selection in 2009. “Recent results have not been what we would have hoped for and I want to begin the process of improvement, in phase with the great skills possessed by our competitors, such that we are world class again.”

The 2017 Rivers Intemational on the River Ebbw in Wales in June will be Jeremy’s first as a manager and England will in search of theirfirst win in the competition since 2010.