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EDM (Early Day Motion) 120: tabled on 11 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises the achievement and congratulates the team manager, Angus Shepherd, the team captain, Paul Garner and the Scottish team on recording a historic win on Rutland Water in England; notes that the competition has been contested since 1928 and has taken place every year since, apart from during World War Two; further notes that the teams comprise of the four home nations' top fly-fishing anglers who make up the 14-man teams; further notes that the target fish is a brown or rainbow trout and the match, as always, was highly competitive but fished in a friendly, respectful manner; highlights that Scotland prevailed with 66 fish to England's 61, Ireland's 45 and Wales with 43 fish; and records this event as the first time a visiting country has prevailed at England's premier water.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.