In a thrilling two day event, Drennan Team England has picked up the team gold, with William Raison collecting the title of 2008 angling World Champion. He landed a total of 25kg 530gr and picked up 3pts.
San Marino collected the team silver, while home squad Italy won bronze.
Individual placings saw Ireland's Willie Wheeler win the silver medal with 4 pts and a total of 15kg 760gr, while England's Stevie Gardner took the bronze medal with 4pts and 15kg 530gr.
A few words from the jubilant Drennan Team England Captain, Mark Downes; "The team mastered the venue perfectly, and to have two of our lads on the podium is a perfect result. This is on par with winning the Paris event back in 2001. This was definitely the hardest match to win - I mean to beat Italy on their home venue is awesome really. It really doesn't happen, beating Italy in Italy. I'm absolutely chuffed to bits."
"We needed a decent draw and, I admit, we did have some luck but the lads definitely worked really hard for this result and I'm dead proud of them. The Italians definitely got it wrong yesterday, but we didn't. It really is an awesome result - the lads had lost the knack of winning as a team, but not now. We knew to take no risks and that certainly paid off."
Team placings, after the final event, are as follows:-
|1st||Drennan Team England||75pts|
And here are the top ten team results from today's final match:-
|4th||Drennan Team England||53pts|
To view the full team results from day one, click HERE.