CHANNEL ISLANDS

Richard Emery.

Captain (non fishing)

Richard , 60, originally from UK spent 30 years in the Channel Islands with a background in motor engineering with  motor sport as another hobby and has now returned to what he calls gods own country Yorkshire where he spends his spare time focused on his real passion of dry fly fishing not only on the beautiful rivers there but unusually seeking out trout in difficult and urban environments.

Fly tying is another passion which has served the team well on occasions.

 

Richard is a colourful, flamboyant and great addition to the team where his great humour and endeavour led to the legendary Yorkshire tea bag tossing competition!!

Bob McGinnigle

Angler

Bob has a real passion for angling be it game , sea and coarse and has been a member of the Jersey Freshwater Angling Association (JFAA) for over 30 years becoming Chairman then President in recent years. Bob fished extensively in number of countries but with competition experience limited to the Channel Islands ,UK and France he is looking forward to meeting the Commonwealth teams in a spirit of friendship and friendly competition . He is a Level 2 Angling Trust Coach and is involved in running the Community Junior Angling Programme and angling for visitors to Jersey for those interested from Holidays for Heroes .He enjoys getting his hands dirty and is involved in working parties including helping run the JFAA local trout hatchery.

Bob is married to Sheila with two grown up children and two grandchildren and is now semi retired having worked in both public and private sectors in Jersey for some 40 years in finance and operational roles as an accountant .He had an active involvement over many years in sport which included sub-aqua ,badminton, tennis, windsurfing, football refereeing , golf and bowling this interest led to him holding the position of Chairman Jersey Island Games association and subsequently Treasurer of the International Island Games Association and is an Honorary Life member of both.

Bob couldn't believe his luck when his daughter married a very keen angler and ,with no rivers on any of the Channel Islands, thoughts of the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team spring to mind !!

Darren L'Enfant

Angler

Darren is 52 years of age, he has a long term partner Jane, and he has worked for the Jersey Post for 14 years, the past 10 as a manager.

Darren has been Fly Fishing for in excess of 20 years, living on an Island with no rivers; he has fished mostly reservoirs, with the occasional trip to the U.K fishing still waters. In the past 2 years he has been river fishing in Wales, entering a couple of competitions.

Darren has been fishing his local league competition for several years, winning it in 2016 and always finishing in the top 3.

Darren is very much looking forward to this competition and is very honoured to represent the Channel Islands.

Peter Evans

Angler

Peter’s passion for fly fishing started more than 30 years ago in the scenic region of Mpumalanga, South Africa. The introduction to the sport came from his father, an avid fly-fisher and together many a water was explored and adventure had.

Peter now lives in the beautiful island of Jersey, where he has been for the past 17 years working in the finance industry. This in turn afforded Peter the opportunity to fish local waters and participates in domestic events.

The close proximity of trout waters on the island lends itself to frequent fishing opportunities, collaborating with fellow anglers and a passionate fishing fraternity. 

This is Peter’s first international event, and is extremely honoured to be part of the team.

As Peter has followed in the footsteps of his father, he is equally proud that his young daughter and understanding wife share the same love of the sport and nature. Perhaps one day his daughter will represent Jersey in a ladies team!

Serge Le Moeligou

Angler

Serge has fished everything from minnows to Marlin in Europe, USA, Canada and down under for pleasure having come late to competitive fly fishing after retirement keen to give everything a go. started fly fishing about forty years ago having a home in both Jersey and France has enabled him to have access to a variety of waters in lakes and rivers. best competition result to date was ninth in the Orvis open at Chew (boat partnered John Horsey, good choice). Most recent and best experience to date fishing The Grand Cascapedia river in Canada 2017 capturing a nice Atlantic Salmon.

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David Duncan

Angler

David, a Jersey resident, has a career in dentistry and orthodontics has been fly fishing since the age of 4 and fished extensively for Salmon, trout, sea-trout, and grayling with the occasional foray into the "Salt" where he has fly fished for Bonefish, Tarpon and Redfish (fly caught as shown) and amongst other fishing locations is a syndicate member on The Test.

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