Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Polish angler captains British pike squad

A polish born angler has been selected to captain the British Pike Squad in an international competition.

Jakub Potrykus (left) led the field at a selection event held last weekend, finishing 7lbs clear of second placed Andrew Waller. Other new competitors Wayne Lees finished 10th whilst Rob Cook finished a creditable 12th and 15 year old junior Tom Davies just missed out in 13th place.

Jakub, from Cheltenham, will captain the 2011 British Pike Squad against their Irish counterparts on UK soil over the weekend of the 8th & 9th of October 2011 at the 20th International meeting between Great Britain and Ireland.

The full 2011 British Squad will be:- Jakub Potrykus, Andrew Waller, Paul Danby, Mark Groom, Derek Lowe, Mark Lloyd, John Currie, Adam Holmes, Gary Edwards, Wayne Lees. Reserves are: Paul Higginson & Rob Cook.

Click here for full match report, which will be posted shortly.

Chris Bishop wrote a fly on the wall piece for Pikelines on squad members in the Fens a few years back. You can read it here.

+++One comment deleted 19/11/10 - apologies to anyone who was offended.


  1. hey PikeAngler I can assure you not all of them are poachers... well anyway is not nice to put all poles in to same bucket :)
    Next year watch out fot the International Results

  2. hello PikeAngler "all Poles supposed to be poachers"....?? well let say that comment is at least rude and not fair... first of all you can't put all poles in to same bucket secondly as You probably know there is many other nations in UK from east europe who cheat and break the rules when they fish for pike.

  3. Watched Jakub fish a bit over the weekend, and I wish we had a lot more British anglers like him. Caring for each pike he caught, and their safe return. Smashing guy, good angler and a credit to pike fishing.