DANIEL TUCKER, of Milford Haven, recently won the EFSA junior championship at Zeeland in Holland at the European Shore Fishing Championships.
Steve Lewis won a gold medal in the four man team event and ShaneTucker a bronze in the pairs. Top individual angler was Mike Flynn in 20th, who has previously fished in and managed the Welsh Shore team at the World Championships.
The two Welsh teams had much appreciated help from Colin Griffiths of KC Motors, Milford Haven, who kindly paid for the hire of a van to transport the teams kit, and Mr D Etherington, family butchers in Milford Haven, who made a generous donation towards the fuel costs of the trip.
The Welsh squad had some success against extremely stiff competition from other European countries. The Welsh A team of Phil Lustig (Stackpole, manager); John O’Connor (Llanycefn, captain); Derek Gregory (Milford Haven, reigning European Champion); Steve Lewis (Tenby) and Shane Tucker (Milford Haven), managed to finish in a creditable sixth place.
The Welsh B team of Matt Lustig (Stackpole, captain); Tina Lustig (Stackpole); Mike Flynn, and Daniel Tucker (Milford Haven) also finishing with a credible eighth place considering they were a team member short.