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20th anniversary: Browning sponsors match fishing teams with many successes


the fishing tackle manufacturer Browning celebrates its 20th

anniversary of sponsoring match fishing teams in the UK. Actually the

initial Browning team was o­ne of the first ever commercially sponsored

teams in the match fishing world. They not o­nly won promotion in

consecutive years from division 5 to Division 1 National Championships,

but they were winners four out of the five years and were second in the

other as shown below: –

1985: Division 5 o­n the River Severn - 1st National Champions
1986: Division 4 o­n the River Thames - 1st National Champions
1987: Division 3 o­n the River Trent - 1st National Champions
1988: Division 2 o­n the River Severn - 2nd
1989: Division 1 o­n the River Witham - 1st National Champions


1989 the Browning team competed in the UK Super league Final in

Ireland, and achieved 1990 3rd position at the World Club Championships

at the River Arno in Italy.
During the 8 years from 1986 to 1994

Team Browning won 7 separate Angling Times Winter leagues in 7

different regions involving approximately 40 different water

boundaries, rivers, canals and lakes. At the same time they were 4 time

Thames Championship winners. During this period Browning-sponsored Dave

Vincent won the “Kamasan Matchman of the Year”-title 3 times in

succession and went o­nto win the individual title of UK Division 1

National Champions, setting a new UK record in the process.


Browning sponsored angler Bob Nudd (M.B.E.) has become a national hero

by winning four individual World Championships and seven titles with

Team England. He continues to act as a great ambassador for the brand,

helping with its success and in partnership with the up and coming new

Browning supported anglers.

Bob Nudd


signed Sean Ashby was a key member of the winning Team England at the

European Championships 2004 in Hungary and he is now eagerly awaiting

this years World Championships in Belgium. Peter Thomas of Browning

Wickford achieved Runner-Up position at the World Championships in the

under 20 age group – missing the champions crown by o­nly a few grams.

Further great results are expected from Sean and Peter – names to watch

out for, certainly.

Sean Ashby


sponsorship activities of Browning have been extended over the years

also to fisheries, such as Tingrith and Cudmore. These two fisheries

are good examples of the best venues around and co-operate closely with

Browning. For some time now the brand has supported Terry Moseley, the

founder of the British Disabled Angling Association (BDAA) – a very

worthwile exercise for both parties. Last, but not least, Browning

continues to support a handful of local teams throughout the UK as part

of the investment in the sport and Browning looks forward to many more

great moments from their sponsored anglers in the future.

Team Competition: Tingrith 11th of August

celebrates the 20th anniversary with its teams and individual sponsored

anglers during a Team Competition at the fishery of Tingrith o­n 11th

of August. The press is welcome to meet here with the current Browning

teams and well-known individual anglers such as Bob Nudd, Sean Ashby

& Dave Vincent. Frerk Petersen, marketing manager of Zebco Sports

Europe, the company distributing Browning fishing gear worldwide

(except U.S.A.), will be also available.

Dave Vincent