Elliot Fay returned triumphant from the match fishing World Championships for anglers with a disabilities, held in Croatia.

Elliot was selected to be part of the England team for the second consecutive year following his silver medal-winning effort in 2017.

This year he helped guide the team to the podium for third place overall and also bagged himself an individual bronze.

‘The fishing on the Stara-Mura River at Podturen (North Croatia) was very technical so it was important to get every little detail right,’ said Elliot.

During official practice the team were able to get the tactics sorted and the right ground bait mix for the river which saw Elliot catching small bream, crassio, catfish and bleak.

On the first day of the competition, Elliot drew section C10, taking top points from his section.

On day two Elliot drew an unfavoured area up the river on the far side of the dammed-off bridge – this was section A2 and this area was very weedy.

Elliot fished very well to catch 250 small sun perch and catfish to manage fourth place in this part of the river.

This result was enough for him to claim a world individual bronze and a fantastic trophy.

There was more glory for Elliot as he had to step on the podium twice as the England team took bronze in the world team championship.

Next year Elliot will be off to Italy, aiming to improve on his third place overall.