It has been an incredibly eventful weekend for England. Not only have we been well and truly booted out of the World Cup, but more importantly Drennan Team England won gold at the 2010 coarse fishing World Championships.
The event is fished over two days - Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of days to practice on this year's venue - a huge 200m-wide River Guadiana - the week before.
The target species were bleak, silverfish, catfish and bonus carp, and the three methods used were long pole, waggler and slider.
The river itself is similar to our own lowland rivers in terms of the flow - very steady. But depths vary enormously between pegs, meaning that a draw on a deeper peg was crucial to an angler's success.
The event was covered by Angling Times' Match Editor Richard Grange and Photographer Lloyd Rogers, capturing all the action as it unfolded.
Here are a host of great images from both the practice sessions beforehand and the two-day Wor;ld CHamps match itself...
Practice session photos
Alan Scotthorne finds the elastic-stretching carp during practice sessions
A few of these on the trot would push Drennan Team England high up the points table
The England squad practice on the pole line, figuring out how best to fish it
Small catfish were in plentiful supply in the deeper pegs...
...while some pegs held masses of bleak
Stevie Gardener finds the carp and secures his place in the Drennan Team England match squad
Mark Addy and Dick Clegg analyse practice catches to figure out a plan of attack
Mark Downes discusses tactics with William Raison as he battles with a carp
William Raison and Stevie Gardener cup out more groundbait to keep their swims topped up
William keeps an eye on other team members as they battle it out to win places on the match squad
Another carp falls to William's expertly presented bait
Saturday match photos
Alan Scotthorne - master of the slider float - found bigger silvers on the far line
A German angler's pole suffered under the strain of a large river carp
Strike and Alan Scotthorne hits into his first carp of the match
Careful shipping back and perfect use of the elastic sees the carp under the net
Relief as the carp is netted. Alan managed to take third in his section on day one
View along E section, where Stevie Gardener was placed
Mark Downes keeps William up to speed with the team's day one performance
William confidently swings another plump catfish to hand
Stevie Gardener's day one catch was enough to net him four points
Final day photos
Shimano Team Wales' Ian Hughes put in a stunning performance throughout both days
Initial rumours had Ian Hughes as winner overall, but that was not to be
This quality carp help Stevie Gardener to second in his section on the final day
Mark Downes joins his winning team for a dip in the River Guadiana
The complete Drennan Team England squad celebrate their fantastic win