At the Senior World Championship in Portugal the team of fly fishermen from the Czech Republic reached a great result, which is the best in all history. In a very difficult competition we luckily managed to defeat the team of France, which was the biggest favorite and the Czechs reached for the team gold after the long seven years. Two more valuable medals were won by the individuals.
The World Champion for 2006 is Antonín Pešek, who did not find any competitor and a bronze medal into Czech collection was added by Martin Drož. The Czechs took the lead from the beginning to the end and this has ensured them the second place in the world in the long term medal results of teams.
The competition itself took place between 13th and 15th September in the surroundings of Coimbra. 21 countries with five-member teams participated in this competition and they fished on three rivers and two lakes from the bank. On the lakes the Czechs used the imitations of small fish called Sparklers, on the rivers this was mainly a very careful fishing with dry flies, mainly the imitations of grasshoppers and sedges. On a big river there were also useful Sparklers and also during the operation of the hydro power plant.
|Country||Total Placing||Points||No. Fish||Bigest Fish|
|1. Czech Republic||166||62100||99||570 mm|
|2. France||176||65900||105||390 mm|
|3. Spain||213||48540||77||390 mm|
|4. Italy||222||55080||90||380 mm|
|5. Portugal||228||49820||80||365 mm|
|6. Slovakia||246||42580||67||392 mm|
|7. Belgium||252||47920||73||780 mm|
|8. Ireland||267||40560||63||381 mm|
|9. Croatia||277||37300||63||355 mm|
|10. USA||281||37640||61||370 mm|
|11. Eng, 12. Fin, 13. NZe, 14. BHz, 15. SAf, 16. Nor, 17. Pol, 18. Aus, 19. Hol, 20. Can|
|Total Placing||Points||No. Fish||Bigest Fish|
|1. Antonin Pesek - CZ||11||16620||27||331 mm|
|2. Jonathan Torralbo - Spa||21||13200||21||364 mm|
|3. Martin Droz - CZ||25||12210||20||340 mm|
|9. Pavel Machan - CZ||31||13420||20||570 mm|
|17. Tomas Starychfojtu - CZ||40||11020||18||330 mm|
|57. Ivan Vancura - CZ||63||8920||15||392 mm|