World Lure Champs

Day 1 Results – World Lure Angling Championships 2018

Results of the first day’s competition at the World Lure Angling Championships, being held at Rutland Water.

At the end of the first day out on the water, Lithuania lead the way ahead of Estonia and Czech Republic in the team rankings. The leading pair on the day was the Latvian duo of Ivars Riciks and Gints Zeila, scoring a total of 40,463 points – netting just 6 fish, but each being high-scoring pike.

Team Ranking after Leg 1

  1. Lithuania – 71,425 points / 7 penalties
  2. Estonia – 68,998 points / 7 penalties
  3. Czech Republic – 43,926 points / 17 penalties
  4. Latvia – 48,304 points / 21 penalties
  5. France – 30,069 points / 26 penalties
  6. Ireland – 27,087 points / 27 penalties
  7. Poland – 30,049 points / 29 penalties
  8. Hungary – 28,800 points / 30 penalties
  9. Belarus – 27,607 points / 34 penalties
  10. Romania – 19,166 points / 37 penalties
  11. Ukraine – 20,254 points / 39 penalties
  12. USA – 12,821 points / 45 penalties
  13. Germany – 11,314 points / 47.5 penalties
  14. Italy – 11,986 points / 50 penalties
  15. England – 9,841 points / 50 penalties
  16. South Africa – 1,405 points / 61.5 penalties

Pair Ranking  – Leg 1

  1. Ivars Riciks / Gints Zeila – Estonia. 40,463 points
  2. Sigitas Luksta / Slukscius Gintautas – Lithuania. 38,765 points
  3. Andrus Kapp / Raigo Padar – Estonia. 34,909 points
  4. Jaanus Jakobson / Martin Meeir – Estonia. 34,089 points
  5. Evaldas Bubulis / Rolandas Ezerskis – Lithuania. 32,660 points

The home nation, Team England had a disappointing start to the competition finishing leg 1 in 15th place, with the pair of James Dobie and Michael Edgar finishing the day as 21st pairing on 7,716 points.

Sunday sees the second and final day of competition, with the 2018 World Champion being decided by the end of the second leg.

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