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Thursday, 27 August 2009 16:18

Sandra Scotthorne Retires from International Fishing


Sandra Scotthorne, dual World Champion, has announced this week that she is to call it a day after representing her country on no fewer than 15 occasions.

Angling Trust Fishing NewsDick Clegg OBE, International Events Manager said “as International Events Manager for the NFA it was my responsibility at the inaugural Ladies World Championships held in Bulgaria in 1994 to select a Manager, and also to help with the selection of our first team. May Vince, our Manager, was insistent that Sandra Halkon Hunt should be part of the squad, and this same lady, having in the meantime changed her name to Scotthorne, has with the exception of 1996 been an ever present member of the team.

Her resignation from international angling is therefore a bitter pill for me to swallow. She has not only become one of the best anglers in the world but both her, and her company have helped to elevate men's, and in particular ladies’ angling worldwide. She has become a personal friend of mine, and will leave a hole in the team that will be impossible to fill.

I would like to thank Sandra for all her years of commitment and wish her all the best in her retirement”.

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust said: “Sandra is an angling legend and has been an inspiration to thousands of female anglers who will follow in her footsteps. We are very grateful to her for 15 years of international service and for her support of the Angling Trust and wish her all the best for the future.”

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